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Pouawa Beach Camping

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Pouawa Beach Camping

Summer camping at Pouawa Beach is open until Sunday 12 April 2020.

A permit and fee is required before you set up camp. Where to buy a permit

No freedom camping at any time.

About Pouawa Beach

Pouawa is located approximately 18km from Gisborne city.  There's good swimming, fishing and diving.

During the Christmas holiday period a 70 km/hr speed restriction is in place on the state highway in this area to protect campers. 
For your safety no tents or caravans are allowed within 10m of the road edge. No vehicles are to park within 5m of the road edge. The ground is marked out with the 5 and 10 metre lines.

Check the map to see where you can summer camp at Pouawa Beach [PDF, 652 KB]

Rubbish collection Rubbish collection point signs

Rubbish bags are provided with your permit. We encourage you to recycle, take it to the recycling centre in town.

Do not leave rubbish bags on the roadside. Take rubbish bags to the signposted "Collection Point' area by the sign, on Mondays and Fridays. Also Wednesdays during the peak Christmas/New Year period. Rubbish is collected in the mornings.