More than 20 camper van occupants have been issued with
infringement notices for freedom camping in the Lake Hawea
township and beach area so far this summer.
For the second year, Lake Hawea volunteer community wardens
have been able to issue $200 infringement notices when
campers breach Queenstown Lakes District Council freedom
Volunteer Di Turnbull told the Otago Daily Times
yesterday camper vans pulling into Lake Hawea from State
Highway 6 passed three signs saying freedom camping was not
She had found vans or cars parked beneath one of the signs.