Cemetery information, cemetery plot maps and online cemetery database.
Information about Council provided Community Housing, eligibility criteria and how to apply.
Application forms for Alcohol Licensing, Dog registration, Rates and more.
The Mayor and 10 councillors constitute the governing body of Waitaki District.
Cultural Facility Development, Water supply upgrade, and other projects.
The District Plan sets out the policies and rules to manage the use of land in the area.
Opening hours, swim squad, swim school, timetable and more.
Waitaki lakes camping, Boatramps, Duntroon Domain and Dunback Domain camping grounds.
We welcome responsible campers to our beautiful district. When travelling and camping in Waitaki please be environmentally conscious – only take photographs and only leave footprints.
Check out Freedom camping promotion flyer 2018 (524KB).
If you want to freedom camp in Waitaki, you must be in a self-contained vehicle (with a toilet, wastewater tank and rubbish facilities on board) that clearly displays NZS5465:2001 certification.
If you don’t have a self-contained campervan or motorhome with this certification you will need to find a campground (by using the map link below).
Stay for a maximum of three (3) nights in a four week consecutive period in a permitted freedom camping area
Be familiar with the prohibited freedom camping areas (by using the map link below)
Please note: Freedom camping without a self-contained campervan will result in a $200 instant fine.
There are many areas in Waitaki where you can freedom camp. There are also many camping grounds where you can camp. Please view our online map to see those camping grounds. The map also includes locations for dump stations and public toilets.
We do, however, have certain areas where freedom camping is not permitted. The map also includes blue-shaded prohibited areas - you just need to zoom into the particular area. Many of these areas are along the coastline between Oamaru and Kakanui (south of Oamaru).
This information is made available in good faith but its accuracy is not guaranteed. Waitaki District Council accepts no liability for any error.
Freedom camping on private land requires landowner permission. Private land is not shown in these maps.
Permission of the landowner is required to camp on roadside outside residential properties.
Freedom camping on Department of Conservation (DoC) land is generally allowed. There are some places on DoC land where you can't camp because the site has a special value eg Māori burial site (urupa) or a protected plant or animal is there.
View the Department of Conservation mapping system for more information about Conservation land
To make your camping experience enjoyable we also recommend you:
Be legally parked
Dispose of all waste and rubbish appropriately.
Leave the area as you found it, free of litter and damage
Are considerate of other users of the area and your impact on them and the environment around you.
Not wash dishes or wash/dry clothes in public facilities not designed for that purpose, eg public toilet
To do what Council staff or enforcement officers request including viewing self-containment certificates/warrants
We have other Council bylaws and controls that may apply when you are freedom camping eg litter, dogs, liquor in public places, parking control, lighting fires in urban areas. Please go to our Bylaws page for this information.