Owaka Heads Picnic Area (SC Only Oct-Mar)

Day Use Area

2.5 from 2 users

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Hina Hina Road, Pounawea, South Island

(03) 211 2400

doc.govt.nz/freedomcamping

Description

Freedom Camping on DOC land within the Catlins Head Recreation Reserve. Camping is restricted to Self Contained vehicles only. The duration of a stay may be no more than 4 nights in any single calendar month. The hours of use are restricted to the period from 5.00 pm to 9.00 am the following day. The restrictions apply from 2 October to 31 March in the following year, inclusive. Camping is prohibited from April 1st through to October 1st. Take all rubbish with you and leave no trace.

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Location

Lat: -46.478975 Lng: 169.699909

User Reviews

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Rebekah_Kate

There were legit no camping signs all around so we called DOC and they said freedom camping is no longer allowed here.

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User 241815

Confirmed that it is DOC property and freedom camping is allowed for self-contained vehicles, however, the farmer that owns the adjacent property has placed no camping signs, so it just depends on whether you feel comfortable staying.

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User 245979

No camping signs everywhere. Shame. Looks like a nice spot.. could easily have a self contained area designated for a donation.

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