Camping Permit

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Please note the Lake Whakamaru Reserve will be closed for the 2018-2019 summer period. Danger - falling trees.

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As the person completing this form, you will be responsible for ensuring that everyone in your group complies with the Camping Rules (listed below).
If there is more than one vehicle in your party - each vehicle will require a separate permit
If there is more than one vehicle in your party - each vehicle will require a separate permit

Rules for Camping

  • Casual camping or freedom camping in the district is a stay of more than two nights.
  • Your maximum stay in any one location over a 3 month period is 4 weeks.
  • Permits are available on our website www.southwaikato.govt.nz
  • Overnight parking does not require a permit and is limited to the reserves indicated. All vehicles parking overnight must be fitted with a minimum three days toilet and grey water capacity and all rubbish must be removed from the site on departure.
  • All toilet and grey water disposal must be at a Council approved dump point. These are located in Tokoroa, Putāruru and Tirau.
  • Overnight parking should only be in areas identified for such purpose and those asked to move on will comply with any request from an authorised officer of Council.
  • No permanent or semi-permanent structures are permitted.
  • A minimum distance of three meters is required between each tent/campervan in case of fire.
  • No open fires are permitted. Gas cookers or gas BBQs only are allowed.
  • All dogs must be restrained at all times to ensure the safety of other campers and the owners are responsible for the removal of their dog's waste.
  • The riding of motorbikes in the reserve while others are camping is not permitted.

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