Freedom camping is only allowed outside of the daylight saving period - between Easter weekend to the start of daylight savings.
There are 3 areas available for freedom camping:
- northern end of the bay on Beach Road
- middle of the bay on Mere Street
- southern end of the bay on Waiotu Road
Freedom camping for self contained campervans OR anyone with their own chemical toilet.
Get your permit from - www.gdc.govt.nz/freedom-camping-permit-request
You can freedom camp at the 2 restricted sites outside the summer camping season.
At the south end, Waiotu Rd, camping is only allowed in a self-contained vehicle.
At the north end, opposite Potae Street, camping is allowed.
Maximum stay is 3 nights over any 30 day period.
Please take your waste to the provided disposal points.
North Island ▷ Out East ▷ Tokomaru Bay
|Up to 2 nights||$10/day|
|Up to 10 nights||$25/day|
|Up to 28 nights||$60/day|
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Really nice spot. I stayed at the southern end which was much quieter. You must bring a loo or anticipate a short trek to the public toilet.
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You need a GDC freedom camping permit to camp here. There are sites in the centre of town by the public toilets, right on the beach. We went a little further down the road and found a beautiful freedom camping site in a very quiet area. Nothing beats falling asleep and waking to the waves right on the lovely beach to walk on. No toilets.
This is not 1 site but 3 separate sites that are run by the council for self contained campers. Very cheap, permits can be picked up from a variety of locations. The northern site has toilets, but is closer to the road/skate park. The other 2 towards the southern end of the bay have no facilities but are quieter