Freedom camping is the common term for camping at locations without specific camping facilities such as toilets, showers and cooking facilities. This page provides a guide for freedom campers who intend to travel through the Tasman District.
The purpose of the bylaw is to:
Any form of camping is prohibited in the following public places:
On Council-owned land, self-contained vehicles displaying the necessary warrant and stickers may camp in all areas of the District that are not specifically prohibited, provided they do not create a safety issue.
Number of campers, types of vehicle and length-of-stay restrictions also apply.
Human effluent and rubbish poses a health risk and causes damage to our environment. Effluent must be disposed of at a campervan waste dumping station. Rubbish should be bagged and dropped off at any Resource Recovery Centre.
Incorrect disposal of effluent or rubbish may result in an instant fine or prosecution.