Hector Freedom Camping Area

Hector Freedom Camping Area

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Welcome to Hector

Our community consider ourselves fortunate to be kaitiaki / guardians of this unique forest, river and ocean
environment. We want you to enjoy our place as much as we do, so rather than leave no trace, please leave it
better for the locals and visitors that will follow in your footsteps.

Throughout the beautiful Buller / Kawatiri District freedom camping areas like this one are provided to assist in
the preservation of our stunning coast and inland forest areas. Please use these sites and their facilities to
protect the environment for those who live here, our visitors, and future generations to come.

You can do your part to help keep this place beautiful by:
 Keeping your stay to a maximum of 2 nights
 Using the toilets provided
 Not washing directly in the river. A tap for water is located by the road - please collect water from
there and dispose of it in your vehicle waste system
 Only staying overnight in the designated area, as shown on the map
 Respecting those you share the site with. Please keep noise to a minimum, and your gear well
contained.
 Keeping access ways clear for other users
 Calling 111 in the event of a fire. Open fires are prohibited at this site.
 Rubbish bins for disposal are available in Punakaiki, Westport, Hector, Karamea and Reefton. If the
bins are full, please take your rubbish elsewhere as the local birdlife love to spread bags of rubbish
around.
 Dump stations are available on The Esplanade in Westport, The Strand in Reefton and at the Cobden
Bridge in Greymouth.

For more information about freedom camping in the Buller District please head to
http://bullerdc.govt.nz/freedom-camping-in-buller. Enjoy your stay and thank you for respecting our

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Lisa's avatar

Lisa

Ranking: 10/10

Ruhiger Platz am der Straße, nicht zu voll. Toiletten sauber.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Rocket

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely lovely. Toilets are brand new. Friendly convenience store across the road. Close to Charming Creek walking track.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Marinette Kegels

Ranking: 10/10

Nice clean place. Awesome walk (look Frenzy) and near the beach
Bins, toilet, beach, walks, little shop ..... and sun.....what do you need more?
We come back.... oh yes: don’t forget your sandfly repellent

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Jude

Ranking: 7/10

Great stopover place between Karamea and pancake rocks.. we were the only one here as I guess it’s so close to road but wasn’t noisy. Kept to ourselves but store over the road and tavern too.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Anna G

Ranking: 7/10

We had a pleasant stay at the site. It's just a gravel carpark next to the street, you have some noise from passing trucks and from the coal factory but we didn't find it disturbing. Besides fresh water access there are no other facilities. I really liked the location, the town is cute, it's next to the beach and there is a tiny well maintained park we had breakfast in. Town is quite dead at night, only thing open was the tavern when we arrived. If you are staying here definitely do the Charming Creek Walkway to the waterfall, an amazing experience!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago