New Zealand

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South IslandWest Coast

1.2 km return | 20 minutes return

(Te tōpuni ki te Tāhuna o Kaiaua)

Kaiaua Beach

Freedom Camping

(Te tōpuni ki te Tāhuna o Kaiaua)

Kaiaua Beach

Freedom Camping

North IslandNorthland

Duke's Nose commands fine views of Whangaroa Harbour

(Kairara Rocks)

Duke's Nose Track

(Kairara Rocks)

Duke's Nose Track

500 m one-way | 45 minutes one-way

Tokomaru Bay

(Te tōpuni ki Tokomaru Ākau)

Tokomaru Bay

Freedom Camping

(Te tōpuni ki Tokomaru Ākau)

Tokomaru Bay

Freedom Camping

Open every summer between Labour Weekend and Easter

North IslandAuckland Region

The surf lifesaving tower at Te Henga

Bethells Rd to Constable Rd 8 km or 3 - 4 hr one way, Bethells Rd to O’Neill’s Bay 2 km or 45 min one way.

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Victoria Slater

United Kingdom

Don't accept that you have to pay to do everything in NZ. It does feel in places like every opportunity to make a buck is being exploited, to the disadvantage of tourists, but with research you can find great free/low cost alternatives i.e Curio Bay in the Catlins

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South IslandWest Coast

One of the best places to experience a wild West Coast beach

Dune Lake Walk

Ship Creek

Dune Lake Walk

Ship Creek

1 km return | 30 minutes return

One of  Dunedin's most remote beaches

5 km return | 1 hour 30 minutes return

South IslandWest Coast

Cargills Road

Overnight Campervan Parking

Cargills Road

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandBay of Plenty

View from Kohi Point Walking Track above Whakatane
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Bartlett nz

New Zealand

River/picnic spots: South Island: Take or buy a fry pan fat splater - get kids to pan for gold, or just have fun on the rivers, great place to cool down. Have the best time ever! Duntroon is pretty special.

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North IslandBay of Plenty

Kohi Point

Kohi Point Walkway

Ohope beach to Whakatane

Kohi Point Walkway

Ohope beach to Whakatane

approx 8 km one-way | 3 hours one-way

South IslandCentral Otago

Homestead Camping Ground

South IslandWanaka Region

A bit of lunging along the Cascade Saddle Track

Time: 2 days, Distance: Approx. 60 km

South IslandWest Coast

700 m return | 20 minutes return

South IslandWest Coast

Karamea end of Heaphy Track

Kahurangi National Park

Karamea end of Heaphy Track

Kahurangi National Park

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North IslandRuapehu

Tukino 2wd Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Tukino 2wd Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Just like camping on Mars!

North IslandNorthland

Tidal stream at Tapotupotu Bay

Te Paki Coastal Track

Tapotupotu Bay to Cape Reinga

Te Paki Coastal Track

Tapotupotu Bay to Cape Reinga

5 km one-way | 3 hours one-way

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South IslandNelson Region

they are up there somewhere I can hear them

Bellbird Walk

Lake Rotoiti - Nelson Lakes National Park

Bellbird Walk

Lake Rotoiti - Nelson Lakes National Park

800 m return | 15 minutes return

North IslandBay of Plenty

The lower falls

2 km return | 45 minutes return

South IslandFiordland

Time: 30 min - 10 hrs depending on section(s) of track taken

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North IslandBay of Plenty

Lovely waterfalls and swimming hole

North IslandWaikato

North IslandNorthland

350 m return | 15 minutes return

Phil Newbury's talent

Bring a picnic, get inspired

South IslandWanaka Region

French Ridge Track

Matukituki Valley

French Ridge Track

Matukituki Valley

Time: 4-5 hours, Distance: 7.2 km

South IslandCanterbury

The perfect family day out at McLeans Park

Loop Track. 30 mins on a bike

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Bartlett nz

New Zealand

River/picnic spots: South Island: Take or buy a fry pan fat splater - get kids to pan for gold, or just have fun on the rivers, great place to cool down. Have the best time ever! Duntroon is pretty special.

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South IslandCanterbury

Cave Stream Scenic Reserve

Cave Walk - Craigieburn

Cave Stream Scenic Reserve

Cave Walk - Craigieburn

Cave walk takes 1 hr The cave is 594m long and is one of the regions natural gems. Limestone formations nearby were the setting for the filming of “Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe”.

South IslandCanterbury

Cust Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking

Cust Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandNelson Region

Camp next to the river at the head of the reservoir.

North IslandNorthland

Time: 15 min Distance: 500 m

North IslandRuapehu

The Bridge to Nowhere - Mangapurua Track

Bridge to Nowhere

Mangapurua Track - NZ Cycle Trail

Bridge to Nowhere

Mangapurua Track - NZ Cycle Trail

Time: 4-5hrs riding and a jet boat ride, Distance: 35km, Cycling Grade: 3

South IslandCanterbury

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Bartlett nz

New Zealand

River/picnic spots: South Island: Take or buy a fry pan fat splater - get kids to pan for gold, or just have fun on the rivers, great place to cool down. Have the best time ever! Duntroon is pretty special.

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North IslandNorthland

8.4 km return | 2 hours return

North IslandTaranaki

Dawson Falls Carparks

Egmont National Park - Overnight Campervan Parking

Dawson Falls Carparks

Egmont National Park - Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandBay of Plenty

Sanctuary Camping Ground

Sanctuary Campsite

Minginui Conservation Area

Sanctuary Campsite

Minginui Conservation Area

South IslandSouthland

Winton

Overnight Campervan Parking

Winton

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandBay of Plenty

Rotary Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Rotary Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandNorthland

700 m return | 40 minutes return