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Westland District Council encourages campers to be responsible, treat our environment with care and respect our communities.
There are many different options for camping in the Westland District, with commercial operators, Motor Caravan Association (members sites) and Department of Conservation sites throughout the region.
Camping in non-self-contained vehicles is only permitted in sanctioned Responsible Camping Sites.
The Responsible Camping season was not funded for 2022-2023 and available free sites are in partnership with private businesses. You can find these listed under Responsible Camping Sites below. We advise considering alternative options where possible.
Only free camping sites offered by private businesses are open:
Freedom Camping was not funded for the 2022.2023 season and the following sites are not open for freedom camping.
Also, see the other camping options tab.