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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has a range of community buildings available for hire for recreational activities, events, meetings and private functions.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 60 with limited means.
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The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
There is plenty to do in the Waimakariri District, from strolling along the beaches of beautiful Pegasus Bay, hiking in the hills or exploring the river parks and walkways of the Waimakariri and Ashley/Rakahuri Rivers. The coastal communities and beaches are only a short drive north of Christchurch, and make a great destination when travelling along State Highway 1. Download our brochure - Camping in the Waimakariri District (pdf, 425.7 KB).
Holiday parks offer a wide range of facilities for motorhomes, campervans, caravans and tents. For a convenient, hassle-free stay campers are encouraged to use these.
There are four holiday parks/motor camps sited on Council land within the Waimakariri District. They are leased and run as private businesses.
Ashley Gorge Holiday Park
Sally and Wayne Schist
697 Ashley Gorge Road, Oxford 7495
Phone: 03 312 4099
Kairaki Beach Motor Camp
125 Featherstone Avenue, Kaiapoi 7630
Phone: 03 327 7335
Waikuku Beach Holiday Park
Rex and Debbie Jefcoate
1 Domain Terrace, Waikuku Beach 7448
Phone: 03 312 7600
Woodend Beach Holiday Park
14 Woodend Beach Road, RD 1
Phone: 03 312 7643
There are also other camping areas in our district:
Leigh Camp and Holiday Park
433 Dixons Road, Loburn
Phone: 03 312 8872
Pineacres Holiday Park
740 Main North Road, Kaiapoi
Phone: 03 327 5022, freephone: 0800 896 543
Rangiora Holiday Park
337 Lehmans Road, Rangiora
Phone: 03 313 5759
Riverlands Holiday Park
45 Doubledays Road, Clarkville
Phone: 03 327 5511
DOC Wooded Gully Camping Ground
Mt Thomas Forest, Hayland Road, Okuku
Phone: 03 313 0820
If you are visiting New Zealand, or a New Zealander holidaying around New Zealand, there is an app available that shows nearby locations of everything you'll need when travelling, from petrol stations to dump stations. Visit the CamperMate website to find out more and to download the app.
Young international visitors who like to free camp on their travels around New Zealand are being targeted with an informative social media campaign this summer to encourage them to behave responsibly. The campaign is being mounted by the Responsible Camping Forum with funding from a dozen Forum members. Users can like, comment on and share posts. They can also write their own posts and tag the accounts, on Instagram with @campingnz and on Facebook with @campnz. For more information, please visit:
You can generally freedom camp throughout the Waimakariri District on gravelled or sealed Council land set aside for parking. Look out for the prohibited zones at Waikuku Beach.
Waimakariri is committed to sustainability and asks all visitors to help protect our beautiful natural environment. Freedom campers are asked to assist by:
Roadside dump stations are provided at three locations: