Land Information New Zealand has received no reports of
freedom camping issues beside State Highway 6, along the
western shore of Lake Hawea.
Some Lake Hawea residents have been concerned freedom campers
on LINZ land are causing contamination of lake water.
Linz has installed toilets at two popular freedom camping
places, and acting manager crown property management for LINZ
John Hook said yesterday no issues had been brought to his
Linz land is not subject to the new Freedom Camping Act, used
by the Queenstown Lakes District Council to restrict freedom
camping in other areas.
So far this summer, wardens have issued more than 20
infringement notices to tourists camping illegally in the
Lake Hawea township or on the town's beaches.