Jones Landing Freedom Camping


4.7 from 17 users.


Freedom camping is permitted at Jones Landing. Facilities include toilets and picnic tables. Activities include swimming and fishing . Self Contained Vehicles may stay a maximum of 2 nights - no permit required. More than 2 nights, please apply for a permit. Casual campers (tents and non-CSC vehicles) require a permit at all times. Camping Permits are free of charge and can be obtained from the Council offices in Putruru and Tokoroa. Or the i-SITEs in Tokoroa and Trau or Pride in Putruru office in Putruru, or by applying online. A minimum distance of three metres is required between each tent/campervan in case of fire. No open fires are permitted. Gas cookers or gas BBQs only are allowed. All dogs must be restrained at all times to ensure the safety of other campers and the owners are responsible for the removal of their dogs' waste.

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Lat: -38.103094 Lng: 175.63557

User Reviews



Nice spot for a night, clean toilet, hot shower (when sunny), but tons of mosquitoes and low reception … :) don't forget to bring your own drinking water! The roof of the BBQ is a shelter in the rain ;)



Nice place by the river. With toilets and, when there is enough sun, even hot showers because they are solar powered. Not a lot of people who stayed there so it was very quiet. It has working BBQ's one is under a roof which was nice because it protected us from the rain while making food. The only things that were a little bit annoying were first the bad internet reception there and that a lot of nz people just drive to the very end of the road, sometimes really fast and then just turn around and drive away again. Unfortunately also during the night which is a little bit weird… but all in all a very nice place to stay.


@CaiBurton - Travelling Illustrator

Stopped here again during peak season (30/12) and it was rammed!! Couldn't believe it (well, we could!) Still just as beautiful but lots of people about. The site was a bit of a mess with more rubbish around (keep it clean people!!). The showers were lovely and warm though! Perfect after a dip in the lake to cool off. Spotty signal here, so don't count on it! Keep it clean, keep it free! Say hello on IG if you're exploring too! @CaiBurton - Travelling Illustrator


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