Freedom camping in the Waimate District
Waimate District Council currently allows freedom camping at several sites around the Waimate District.
Freedom campers must have self-contained units (toilet, shower and grey water storage) to be eligible to use the following sites:
Galletlys Road, St Andrews
Gunn's Bush, Gunn's Bush Road, Hook
Hakataramea River, McHenrys Road, Hakataramea
For more information on these areas contact the Waimate Information Centre.
The Council asks that all independent overnight campers behave in an acceptable manner while camping in the District.
Leaving camp sites in a clean and tidy state
Limiting stays at any one site to a maximum of two nights and this period shall not be exceeded in any calendar month
Disposing of all toilet and wastewater at a Council approved dump point (Victoria Park and Knottingley Park)
Disposing of all other refuse in approved bags and approved locations
Following safe fire practices at all times, including fire bans
Keeping dogs under control at all times