Freedom Camping in the Waikato

Freedom and casual camping is a popular way to see the countryside around New Zealand. The Waikato region covers seven different council areas, and each has their own rules on whether and where you can, or cannot, freedom camp.

We’ve provided a handy list below for each of the council’s rules in their local area. If you have any further questions, please contact the councils directly.

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