There are plenty of beautiful camping spots in Christchurch, Akaroa and Banks Peninsula for you to enjoy. To protect our environment we have different rules depending on if you are staying in a tent, car or campervan.
Camping in a tent or vehicle without on-board facilities
Camping in a tent or non-certified vehicle is not permitted anywhere in Christchurch, Akaroa or Banks Peninsula. You need to stay in a camping ground that has facilities you can use.
Self-contained campervans (freedom camping)
If your campervan is certified self-contained with a toilet, wastewater and rubbish facilities on-board then you may camp in some areas of Christchurch, Akaroa and Banks Peninsula. Camping in town centres, some residential settlements, Council parks and reserves and some other areas is prohibited. You need to dispose of the waste water from your campervan at one of our dump stations.
Use our map to find a place to stay
You can also check the Department of Conservation website for more campsites, camping tips and activities.