Hamilton's Gap Freedom Camping (SC Only)


4.7 from 25 users.


Freedom camping permitted in CERTIFIED SELF-CONTAINED VEHICLES ONLY. Permitted camping hours between 6pm at night and 10am the next morning. You may stay up to 2 nights in any calendar month. Take all rubbish with you and leave no trace. Keep New Zealand clean. Always use the toilet in your vehicle or a public toilet. Under the Franklin District Council Dog Control Bylaw 2004, dogs are allowed off leash on the reserve and adjoining beach between the permitted camping hours of 6pm and 10am. However, dogs must remain on a leash on the reserve and on that part of the beach within 250m either side of the creek mouth at the end of West Coast Road between 10am and 6pm on weekends, public holidays and school holidays from the beginning of Labour Weekend to the end of March in the following year.

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Lat: -37.130763 Lng: 174.573924

User Reviews


Dan Graham

Beautiful spot with decent facilities. Has a rubbish drop off, two toilets and a cold water shower.



There were many campervans so we decided to stay there at night. It was a good decision. We loved it. In the morning we walked at the ocean. You can use the toilets and you can take a cold shower too. We had signal too. There was no sign that you can't stay for the night.



Brand new signs saying no freedom camping, no overnights :(


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