Visit the local i-SITE
Use designated public spaces, camping areas or campgrounds. Visit the Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Centre, local council to find out more information on the camping guidelines.
Respect our environment – leave the site clear of all rubbish, waste and damage. Understand that dumping of waste and litter is an offence and will result in instant fines or prosecution.
Act responsibly and respect the access and enjoyment rights of other public space users. Respect our urban areas.
The Tiaki Promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand, for now and for future generations.
Kaikōura’s values align with Tiaki and we wholeheartedly get behind the Tiaki Promise and encourage all visitors to Kaikōura to act as guardians of Aotearoa New Zealand. (link to our Tiaki promise page)
Don't leave your waste
Ensure you have access to a toilet or have an on-board toilet, wastewater collection and rubbish disposal facilities. Do find your nearest dump station for your waste.
Please use our recycling centre or recycling stations to recycle your empty beverage cans, drink bottles and packaging or glass bottles.
Responsible freedom camping
Responsible freedom camping in a certified self- contained vehicle is possible in Kaikōura district. Kaikōura District Council controls five dedicated permitted freedom camp sites across the township. Find out where to camp and rules or further information on responsible camping.