Freedom Camping Sites

New Zealand’s West Coast is blessed with an abundance of secluded and scenic spots that are ideal for freedom camping, where camping is done in a location that is not a designated campground.

Buller District Council welcomes responsible freedom camping at a number of sites in the local government area, including the coastal community of Westport. A perfect point to stop on the way to the wine and fruit growing regions of Nelson and Marlborough, Westport offers campers the opportunity to experience the majestic beauty of the north west coastline of the South Island.

Urban Effects’ Kiwi Curved Shelters have been installed at two popular freedom camping sites – Fox River and Derby Street Beach.

The Kiwi Curved Shelter’s natural timber aesthetic and large, curved roof make it an ideal choice for open spaces, parks and reserves where nature takes centre stage. And with these shelters situated within 100 metres of the sea, their treated timber and robust structural integrity ensure they will withstand a battering from harsh winds and salty sea spray. While protecting campers from the elements as they prepare and eat their meals,