There are two designated areas of the Park available for Freedom Camping. See below for further information.
The Freedom Camping area by the Arrival Centre is now OPEN again. A KiwiCamp facility has been installed and is now operational. Digital keys to access the showers and cooking facilities can be purchased from all Western Bay of Plenty District Council offices and other local retailers, as noted on the KiwiCamp website. Please note that keys are not available at TECT Park and need be purchased BEFORE arrival. Please see the KiwiCamp Website for further information. Toilets are free to use and do not require access by a digital key.
For further information on Freedom Camping, please view the Western Bay of Plenty District Council - Freedom Camping Bylaw 2019. There are two designated areas of the Park available for Freedom Camping, as shown on the Interactive Map. You can Freedom Camp in a self-contained vehicle at the equestrian car park and at the camping area behind the Arrival Centre. Tenting is permitted at the main camping area, with each tenting request requiring prior approval from the Park Manager. Please email us send a Facebook message or call 07 571 8008. We aim to respond promptly during general business hours but responses will be less frequent during weekends and after hours.