Campervan information including local bylaws, location of dump stations and campervan facilities within Kaikoura

Visitors Guide Ltd

P.O. Box 150, Kaikoura
Canterbury, New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 3195884
Fax: +64 3 3196698

Campervan Information

Here in Kaikoura, you are so welcome to visit with your campervan… however please take the time to check out our guidelines, as set out below.

Freedom Camping, now only legal for Campervans with self contained toilet facilities.

Freedom camping is still a welcomed activity in Kaikoura, however there is a 10km radius from the town centre where no campervans may stay overnight. This includes the Seal Colony, the Esplanade, and South Bay Reserves. Freedom Camping is a temporary Activity, generally considered to be 2 days, unless otherwise informed. Please observe this local bylaw as it is enforced by Kaikoura District Council officers. If you have any queries regarding where you can park up for the night, please contact the Kaikoura i-site for more information.

Rubbish Disposal

 It is illegal to dispose of rubbish incorrectly in New Zealand. Household rubbish left at the side of the road or at public litter bins is not likely to be collected and results in windblown litter blocking up streams, coastal area and drains. Rubbish is visually offensive and smells disgusting. Animals become sick or harmed once exposed and disease is spread. You are welcome to dispose of your rubbish at the Kaikoura Transfer Station at Scarborough St.

Waste water

Black (toilet) and grey (sink/bathroom) waste water tanks are emptied at dump stations. Local dump stations can be found at:

Inland Road intersection  with State Highway 1, located 5 km south of Kaikoura township, just south of the Kowhai River bridge on State Highway 1.

Waikene Motor Camp & Lodge

Scotts Road, Kaikoura

A1 Kaikoura Motels & Caravan Park

11 Beach Road, Kaikoura

Alpine-Pacific Holiday Park

69 Beach Road, Kaikoura

Kaikoura BP Service Station

SH1, Kaikoura

Kaikoura Top 10 Holiday Park

34 Beach Road, Kaikoura

Kaikoura Peketa Beach Holiday Park

SH1, 7kms South of Kaikoura, Kaikoura

Kaikoura Coastal Campgrounds

Goose Bay, SH1, Kaikoura