South Island

Nelson Region

This region is like a hippy with flash shoes. Drunk on sunshine. Replenish, reflect, restock & relax. Then relive the 70's and head down the one way street called Golden Bay, it won't let you down.

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An oasis by the river

An oasis by the river

Chill out at the Coldwater Stream Campsite
Totaranui Camping Ground

Large DOC campsite, basic facilities

Great facilities

Buller Campground

Lake Rotoiti

Buller Campground

Lake Rotoiti

Kina Beach

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Camp next to the river at the head of the reservoir.
Cannon Downs Camping Ground

Canaan Downs Campsite

Canaan Downs Scenic Reserve

Canaan Downs Campsite

Canaan Downs Scenic Reserve

Remote DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

Bethany Park to Kaiteriteri Beach

Escape to the beauty and adventure of Kaiteriteri. Near the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park and neighbouring the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park is a special place for families and travellers alike, a spacious holiday Park with sites and cabins.

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Mosquito Bay

Mosquito Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Mosquito Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

Watering Cove Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Watering Cove Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Mutton Cove Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Mutton Cove Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Tonga Island just across from the campsite

Tonga Quarry Camping

Abel Tasman National Park

Tonga Quarry Camping

Abel Tasman National Park

DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

Apple Tree Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Apple Tree Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Anapai Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Anapai Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

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Berke

Germany

On a hot day there are nice swimming holes near Nelson city in the Maitai River.

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W F Moss Scenic Reserve Picnic Area

Overnight Campervan Parking

W F Moss Scenic Reserve Picnic Area

Overnight Campervan Parking

Closest Freedom Camping to the Abel Tasman

Anatori Beach

*** POSSIBLY CLOSED FROM OCTOBER 2019 ***

Kerr Bay - can be busy!!

Kerr Bay Campsite

Lake Rotoiti

Kerr Bay Campsite

Lake Rotoiti

Welcome to the Maitai Valley Motor Camp!

Wakatu Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Wakatu Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

This camping site is still open - please refer to the covid19.govt.nz website for the latest government advice.

Isel Park, Main Road Stoke Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Isel Park, Main Road Stoke Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

This camping site is still open - please refer to the covid19.govt.nz website for the latest government advice.

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Ernst Thomas

Germany

Wharariki Beach can be busy, while the little side trip to Kaihoka Lakes (some gravel road) doesn't take long. It's isolated and beautiful.

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Go Mot!!

Port Motueka Beach Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Port Motueka Beach Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Angelus Hut campsite

Nelson Lakes National Park

Angelus Hut campsite

Nelson Lakes National Park

Buxton Square Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Buxton Square Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

This camping site is still open - please refer to the covid19.govt.nz website for the latest government advice.

Cooking shelter at Lyell Camping Ground

Lyell Campsite

Buller Gorge

Lyell Campsite

Buller Gorge

Wakapuaka Reserve Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Wakapuaka Reserve Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

This camping site is still open - please refer to the covid19.govt.nz website for the latest government advice.

Montgomery Square Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Montgomery Square Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

This camping site is still open - please refer to the covid19.govt.nz website for the latest government advice.