Camping Grounds

​Council is responsible for registering camping grounds throughout the Clutha District. These grounds provide accommodation for mainly tourists, but occasionally for longer staying people. There are some sixteen registered camping grounds within our district. The majority of grounds will provide for tents, touring vans as well as cabins for people touring in cars.

Communal facilities in the form of kitchens, toilets, bathrooms and laundries are required although in some cases (notably smaller sites) the Council considers it reasonable to issue relaxations where the size of the site makes it uneconomical to provide all of these facilities. Under such circumstances there are usually alternative facilities available, e.g. a nearby restaurant or cafe is acceptable where there is no on-site kitchen.

Check out Destination Clutha for tourism information about our district - including accommodation.

Freedom Camping

The Clutha District Council has adopted a Freedom Camping Policy. Freedom Camping in a certified self-contained vehicle may occur on any Council controlled public land for a maximum of three nights in any four week period at any single location. This might include roadside parking spaces, public reserves, beaches, lakes and rivers.

Freedom camping in vehicles which are not certified self-contained, or tenting or sleeping outdoors, is not permitted.

Camping Ground Regulations

The Camping Ground Regulations 1985 prescribe the standards to be provided within grounds used as campsites for vans, tents and re-locatable homes. They include the required fire precautions.


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