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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 65 with limited means.
You can share your views about the Council's plans and projects by making a submission.
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
Alan Waters 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 Email: email@example.com
Woodend Beach Holiday Park
Jan Reid 14 Woodend Beach Road, RD 1 Kaiapoi 7691 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 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rangiora Holiday Park 337 Lehmans Road, Rangiora Phone: 03 313 5759
Riverlands Holiday Park 45 Doubledays Road, Clarkville Phone: 03 327 5511 Email: email@example.com Website: riverlandspark.co.nz
DOC Wooded Gully Camping Ground Mt Thomas Forest, Hayland Road, Okuku Phone: 03 313 0820 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: