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
69 Beach Road, Kaikoura
Kaikoura BP Service Station
34 Beach Road, Kaikoura
Kaikoura Peketa Beach Holiday Park
SH1, 7kms South of Kaikoura, Kaikoura
Kaikoura Coastal Campgrounds
Goose Bay, SH1, Kaikoura