Wairau Diversion - temporary closure of freedom camping site
The Wairau Diversion will be closed from today 5 January 2024 to the end of February 2024 due to damage to the site from a fire.
The freedom camping site has extensive damage and is not able to be used as a camping site, and no other area in the usable strip of land can be freedom camped on.
In addition, the grass is extremely dry and poses a risk to other users at the site.
The entrance to the Wairau Diversion will be blocked off to all vehicles until further notice.