Hamilton's Gap Freedom Camping (SC Only)


4.7 from 22 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



This place is beautiful and the beach is great. The waves seems a bit dangerous but everything is really good. Was really busy ( sunny Sunday) and no connexion



Brilliant free camp, large grass area to choose from, 2x drop toilets & cold shower with a lockable door! The beach is spectacular. Be wary of strong surf & unstable cliffs towards the beach though.


I'm Hungry

Absolute Gem! So much space, decent toilets and crystal clear sunset on a West coast beach on top of rocks while staring at huge sand cliffs.


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