Camping at Pouawa Beach closes 31 March.
You must have a permit before you set up camp. Apply here online
There's no charge for a permit. You must comply with all the conditions on the permit and in the bylaw.
You need to manage your own rubbish.
Camping is allowed in tents and vehicles - chemical toilets are required.
About Pouawa Beach
Pouawa is located approximately 18km from Gisborne city. There's good swimming, fishing and diving.
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.
Where you can camp at Pouawa Beach
Rubbish and recycling
We encourage zero waste.
You need to manage your own rubbish. No bags are issued with permits so you need to take your own.
We also encourage you to take your waste home with you or to the nearest transfer station at Gisborne city or Tolaga Bay.
Do not put rubbish bags on the roadside.