Freedom camping is only allowed outside of the daylight saving period - between Easter weekend to the start of daylight savings. See the freedom camping information
Tolaga Bay is 54km from Gisborne and 280km from Opotiki. The camping area, known as Blue Waters is at the northern end of the bay at the end of Ferneaux Street. Excellent swimming and fishing.
There's also a holiday park next to the Tolaga Bay wharf.
Check the map to see where you can summer camp at Tolaga Bay [PDF, 519 KB]
Rubbish collection for summer camping only
Blue rubbish bags are provided with your permit. We encourage you to recycle, take it to the nearest recycling centre.
Do not leave rubbish bags on the roadside. Take your blue rubbish bags to the signposted areas on Mondays and Fridays. Also Wednesdays during the peak Christmas/New Year period. Rubbish is collected in the mornings.
You can freedom camp in the designated area outside the summer camping season.
Camping is allowed within the designated camping area only.
Maximum stay is 3 nights over any 30 day period.
Please take your waste to the provided disposal points.
For more information read the Freedom Camping Bylaw