Camping Grounds

Camping grounds are inspected annually to ensure they comply with the Camping Grounds Regulations 1985. The basic requirements for camping grounds are:

  • Specific space requirements for each site and the number of ablution, laundry and kitchen facilities will depend on occupancy loading.
  • Paths and sites must be well marked and lit.
  • Water must be available at specified space intervals and facilities must be maintained in a tidy and clean condition.
  • Record keeping, pest control, building maintenance and cleaning practices must be well managed.
  • Registration is renewed each year and an annual fee applies. 

Further Information

New Zealand Legislation: Camping Grounds Regulations 1985(PDF, 27KB)

Applying for Registration of a Camping Ground

If you are interested in opening a camping ground you will also need to contact our Consents Officers by phone (06) 366 0999 or email

Application for Registration of a Camping Ground (Writeable PDF)(PDF, 815KB)