Update re: COVID-19
Hamilton's designated freedom camping self-isolation site is Porritt Stadium, 78 Crosby Rd, Hamilton.
The Government's COVID-19 rules mean everyone must stay in one place while New Zealand is at Alert Level 4. This includes freedom campers.
Civil Defence has asked Hamilton City Council to provide a freedom camping self-isolation site. There is no charge for the facility, which has 24-hour security, toilets, showers and drinking water.
Porritt Stadium is close to essential services, including supermarkets. The stadium carpark is already a designated freedom camping site for certified self-contained vehicles.
Freedom camping gives visitors to Hamilton the opportunity to stay in our city at little or no cost, and the Council has allocated places around the city where freedom camping in self-contained vehicles is permitted.
The Council manages freedom camping under the Parks, Domains and Reserves Bylaw 2019 and the Traffic Bylaw 2015, in accordance with the Freedom Camping Act 2011.
The Council allows freedom camping in certified self-contained vehicles at:
Porritt Stadium in the designated area of the car park.
|Porritt Stadium is available for freedom camping 365 days of the year, within the prescribed time period. The park has a toilet facility located underneath the Stadium Grandstand and is open between the hours of 7.30 am to 6.00 pm daily.|
On public road in any time unrestricted car-parking space across the city.
Freedom campers using Porritt Stadium must:
- Camp in a self-contained vehicle displaying a NZS5465:2001 Self Containment Warrant.
- Use the facilities provided.
- Leave the site in the condition in which they found it – in particular, please dispose of any rubbish appropriately.
- Not prevent other park users from undertaking legitimate activities in the location (please note Porritt Stadium and its car park are used for a football club based at this site, and for athletics events also held at this venue).
Freedom campers on the city's road must:
- Ensure their self-contained vehicle does not pose a health and safety risk.
- All waste is disposed of at an authorised dump station.
- Not cause a nuisance to residents.
There is an authorised dump station for campervans at the end of Tui Ave (adjacent to Minogue Park).
For more information, please call 07 838 6699.