Camping grounds

Campers are required to stay in holiday parks, Department of Conservation (DOC) camping areas or other designated camping areas. Campers travelling in non- self-contained vehicles without toilet, shower or grey water facilities cannot access freedom camping areas. There is no camping permitted on reserves or roadsides.


Within the Waikato district area, campers can stay at:

Ngaruawahia Domain

Vehicles can park overnight from 10pm - 9am in the designated parking area at The Point, outside the Squash Club.

St. Stephen’s car park, Tuakau

Vehicles are welcome 6pm - 10am for a maximum of two nights.

Lake Hakanoa Motor Caravan Park

5 Taihua St, Huntly

Phone: 07 828 8363 or 0274 978 925



With stunning views over Lake Hakanoa, the camp is close to a fully equipped gymnasium, a heated swimming pool and several kilometres of picturesque walkways. The camp has power sites, non-power sites, cabins, and campervans are welcome. Camp managers are Dave and Carol Franks.

Raglan Kopua Holiday Park

Marine Parade, Raglan

Phone: 07 825 8283

Fax:  07 825 8284



A large picturesque family camp with accommodation to suit every budget - from tent and powered sites to bunk-rooms, cabin and tourist flat accommodation. The park is an easy five minute walk to the town centre where you can enjoy shopping, restaurants and the charm of Raglan. A popular fishing spot with lovely beach walks, and close to a golf course and surf beaches. Your hosts are Rob and Mary Clark.


More information

Please feel free to contact Waikato District Council if you have any further queries regarding camping within our district. For conditions of use, please refer to the Waikato District Council bylaws on our website. 


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