There are two designated areas of the Park available for Freedom Camping. Please check the Alerts Page for any closure updates.
Freedom Camping Area
Freedom Camping is currently permitted during the COVID-19 RED Setting. Vaccine passes are not required.
A KiwiCamp facility has been installed and is now operational at TECT Park. Digital keys to access the showers, cooking facilities, electric charging points and drinking water 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, inside the Park's main entrance, for a maximum of three nights during any four week period. Tenting is permitted at the main camping area, with each tenting request requiring prior approval from Park Staff, with a maximum of two nights in any four week period. Dogs are to remain leashed at all times.
Please email us send a Facebook message for tenting requests, 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.
Please check the Alerts Page for any closure updates.