Issued 28th Jan 2023 - The Coromandel has experienced a severe weather event, with a state of emergency declared on 3 Feb 2023. As a result, some roads have been closed (with alternative routes to be taken).

Some local DOC campsites are closed, and Te Whatu Ora Waikato advises everyone to not use coastal beaches, lakes, rivers and streams until at least 48 hours following heavy rainfall due to potential bacterial contamination.

Please take care in and around the region and keep up to date through the following agencies.

Freedom Camping

Check out freedom camping location in both Thames Coromandel and Hauraki Districts


Freedom camping location on The Coromandel.

Our freedom camping bylaw encourages responsible freedom camping by stating rules for camping in public places. There are maps in the bylaw showing areas where freedom camping is prohibited and where it is allowed.

If you want to freedom camp in our district:

  • Please be a responsible camper and clean up after yourself;
  • Freedom camp only in a certified self-contained vehicle
  • Use proper toilet facilities such as public toilets and campervan dump stations;
  • Look for our signs showing where freedom camping can take place;
  • Leave freedom camping sites by the required time.

For Thames Coromandel District and Hauraki District please refer to their website for designated sites.


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