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Check out our updated guide to camping on the Coromandel

06 December 2018

Few things say summer like camping on the Coromandel, and to help you out we’ve updated our Complete Guide to Camping on the Coromandel.

The 20-page pamphlet is chock full of places to stay, the rules around freedom camping and handy tips for visitors.

You can pick it up at any of our Council service centres or at visitor centres around the district. You can also download it from our website

"Tourism is a big part of our economy and many visitors love to camp here - it's part of the Coromandel experience," says our Mayor Sandra Goudie.

"We first produced this guide a few years ago because people found it really handy to have all the information about freedom camping rules and where campgrounds are pulled together in one little pamphlet," Mayor Sandra says. 

Our camping guide contains a comprehensive list of campgrounds, including ones equipped with dumping stations, for those camping by motor caravan.

If you’re tenting, we’ve also listed Department of Conservation campgrounds, including what facilities each offers.

If you’re into freedom camping, check out the Department of Conservation policy and the rules for Council-controlled land such as reserves. These rules are also available on our website at but can be summarised as: freedom camping in the Coromandel is only allowed in certified self-contained vehicles and make sure you’re staying in an area where it is allowed. Prohibited areas are clearly sign-posted.

We’ve also got tips on what to do with recycling and rubbish and an extremely useful map showing locations of public toilets.

And, we've listed all the visitor information centres in our district, so you plan your trip for maximum adventure.

Love food, love the Coromandel

Napoleon said an army marches on its stomach and the same is true for tourists: Indulge in a taste of the Coromandel by following the latest issue of our Food Trail Guide. It's available at our Council service centres, visitor information centres, or to download from our website

And finally, for even more ideas on where to go, what to do and where to stay in the Coromandel, visit the Destination Coromandel website