Camping Grounds

We encourage travelers and campers to use camping grounds and other accommodation facilities while visiting our district.

There is extensive information available on the Visit Hurunui website covering "what you can see", "what you can do" and "where you can stay" during your visit.

Freedom camping is defined as overnight parking in areas that are in the vicinity of roads and are easily accessed by cars/campervans. It is not intended to apply to the “back country” experience.

Freedom camping within Hurunui District Council Reserves is subject to the Freedom Camping Bylaw.

Please see our interactive map for dog friendly areas in the Hurunui District.  

Council has camping grounds at the following locations:

  1. Amberley Beach
  2. Leithfield Beach Motor Camp     
  3. Motunau Beach         
  4. Waikari Reserve         
  5. Balmoral Recreation Reserve, Culverden     
  6. Culverden Domain, Culverden        
  7. Pines Motor Camp, Hanmer Springs      
  8. Hurunui River Mouth Reserve          
  9. Buxton Camp, Gore Bay          
  10. Gore Bay Camping Ground

 location map