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 a vehicle without on-board facilities
If you are camping in a tent or sleeping in a vehicle without facilities, you need to stay in a camping ground that has facilities you can use. Use the map below to find where to stay.
Self-contained campervans (freedom camping)
If your campervan is certified self-contained (with toilet, wastewater and rubbish facilities on-board) then you may freedom camp in some areas in Christchurch, Akaroa and the Banks Peninsula.
Camping in town centres, some residential settlements, Council parks and reserves isn’t allowed. Use the map below to know where you can stay, or use the CamperMate app(external link).
Use our map to find a place to stay