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Freedom camping is the common term for camping at locations without specific camping facilities such as toilets, showers and cooking facilities.
Tasman District Council's policy for self-contained motorhomes encourages travellers and campers to use camping grounds and other accommodation facilities as much as possible. This policy recognises that some visitors to our District are choosing overnight camping as their preferred accommodation. It also recognises the economic and social benefit campers bring to our District.
In December 2018 freedom camping at Fittal Street in Richmond was added to the permitted areas in the bylaw.
The purpose of the bylaw is to:
NB The deposit of litter, including any effluent in other than an approved location, may result in an instant fine or prosecution.
Please check the maps and rules in the bylaw if you are unsure.
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.
Tasman District Council wastewater disposal points (no fee) are available at:
Wastewater disposal points available to patrons staying at each camping ground are available at:
Wastewater disposal point on payment of a fee are available at:
Wastewater disposal points are also available at:
The Department of Conservation has nearly 40 campsites in the Nelson Tasman region, including camps in our wonderful national parks. For details of these sites, please visit the Department of Conservation website.
If you're not sure about the rules that apply, please check these useful sources of information.