Supporting sustainable freedom camping in Aotearoa New Zealand

We are currently focused on the legislative changes to support the effective management of freedom camping in New Zealand.

In this section

Freedom camping changes

The Self-contained Motor Vehicles Legislation Act 2023 is now law.

This page was updated on 31 August 2023 following the making of new self-containment Regulations.

Transition Fund for Local Authorities

The government has provided $10 million ($5 million each year) through the Freedom Camping Transition Fund to support local authorities to undertake activities relating to the transition to the new freedom camping rules during 2022/23 and 2023/24. This funding is contestable.

Further freedom camping material

This page includes a range of documentation relating to the freedom camping law reforms.

Last updated: 31 May 2023