Summer Camping

Gisborne is one of the few districts in New Zealand that not only allows but encourages visitors to Summer Camp. There are however certain rules that must be adhered to, such as camping in designated areas and using Gisborne District Council rubbish bags.

Please see details for camping in Opotiki, Gisborne and Wairoa.


DOC Gisborne

63 Carnarvon Street


P: 06 869 0460

Conservation campsites are places to relax, enjoy and explore the outdoors. DOC manages more than 200 campsites throughout New Zealand. Choose from forest settings, lakeshores and sandy beaches.



Maybe budget in nature but not in enjoyment, these accommodation providers supply excellent locations – from beachfront to native bush.


Anaura Bay Family Motor Camp

P: 06 862 6380

Absolute Beach Front! Peak season 1st Dec-28th Feb; Power sites $20 per adult & $10 per child per night (all children under 15) .

Tent sites $18 per adult & $9 per child, under 5 free. Non peak season 1st Mar-31st Nov; Power sites $18 per adult & $9 per child per night (all children under 15). Tent sites $16 per adult &$8 per child .

Wi Fi available for our campers. Small camp shop sells mainly Ice, Ice Creams ,Drinks ,Bread and Milk. No Dogs Peak Season, other times by prior arrangement only.


Island View Holiday Park

P: 07 315 7519

Top reasons why Island View Family Holiday Park should be your number 1 choice for your camping holiday in the Eastern Bay of Plenty/Eastland region:

Absolute beachfront location (the real deal! Complete with the sound of the waves and wide uninterrupted sea views).

Generously proportioned campsites.

A range of accommodation options – including backpackers, standard & family cabins, and tourist flats (most are recently constructed or refurbished).

Tennis Court (new in 2014).

Swimming pool (new in 2011).

Loads of free inclusions: WIFI, hot showers, kayak use.

Friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

We look forward to welcoming you warmly to Island View Holiday Park.


Lake Waikaremoana Holiday Park

P: 06 837 3826

Nestled on the shores of Lake Waikaremoana. Tent and powered sites, self-catering cabins and tourist lodge. Well-stocked store, fuel, boat ramp. Base for all activities including “Great Walk”. The place to stay at New Zealand’s great wilderness lake in Te Urewera National Park.


Morere Tearooms and Camping Ground

P: 06 837 8792

Morere Tearooms & Camping Ground offers a sheltered location opposite the Morere Hotsprings and scenic reserve. Set amongst landscaped native bush and Tunanui stream.

A quiet campground with non-powered sites , en-suite cabins, lodge accommodation are available. Historic schoolroom available for small conference/meeting venue. Full catering and secretarial services provided.


Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park

P: 07 315 4741

Beachfront sites and a range of accommodation. Perfect holiday location for fishing, kayaking, bush walks, or simply relax while your children enjoy our jumping pillow and playground. Miles of white sandy beach to stroll or explore the beautiful Ohiwa Harbour.


Tatapouri Motor Camp

P: 06 868 3269

Absolute beachfront paradise with tent sites through to cabins and all the facilities you need for an excellent family holiday.


Tirohanga Motor Camp

P: 07 315 7942

6km from Opotiki on Pacific Coast Highway. No smog or motorways. Friendly people. Direct access to safe sandy beach. Plenty of shade. Kid-friendly camp. 60 powered sites and 9 cabins.


Waikanae Beach Top 10 Holiday Park

P: 06 867 5634

Beautifully situated right at Waikanae Beach. Within easy walking distance of main shopping centre, and handy to the Olympic Pool complex, Adventure Playground, and the Gisborne i-SITE Visitor Information Centre for mini golf, travel bookings and more.

With 133 power sites, Self contained units, Cabins, Ensuite Cabins, and park motels.

Linen hire, Go-Karts, Stand-up Paddle Boards, Kayaks and Bodyboards and surf board hire, tennis courts adjacent (racquets for hire).

Prices vary from low, shoulder and to peak seasons.


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