Freedom Camping Bylaws and Conservation

The following Ashburton District bylaws have relevance to freedom camping.

Chapter 10: Transportation and parking management

No person shall (except as permitted in this chapter or any other part of this bylaw or by statutory provision) camp in or upon any public place where they may cause a nuisance to other persons

Chapter 18:  Parks and public gardens

No person shall place, put up or erect any stall, tent or structure of any kind within a Park or Public garden except with the specific permission of a Council officer and then only in accordance with any and every condition attaching to any permission so granted.

The Department of Conservation website outlines specific conservation areas where freedom camping is prohibited or restricted. This includes t