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A true blue, quirky mix of heartland and bogan, add a dash of the gay in Gore and gregarious local penguins on lonely beaches.

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Alex McKenzie Arboretum, Otautau

Overnight Campervan Parking

Alex McKenzie Arboretum, Otautau

Overnight Campervan Parking

Dolamore Park

Croydon Bush Scenic Reserve, Gore

Dolamore Park

Croydon Bush Scenic Reserve, Gore

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A beautiful and peaceful rural stay close to rivers and surrounded by mountains.

Lumsden Information Centre

Overnight Campervan Parking

Lumsden Information Centre

Overnight Campervan Parking

Papatowai Campsite

Catlins coastal area

Papatowai Campsite

Catlins coastal area

Please leave the site as you found it, especially take rubbish away and no toilet paper in the bushes.

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Piano Flat Camping Ground
Thicket Burn Camping Ground
Fortrose on a great day!

Moray Terrace

Fortrose township - Overnight Campervan Parking

Moray Terrace

Fortrose township - Overnight Campervan Parking

Freedom camping in Fortrose township, Catlins, Southland

Purakaunui Bay Camping Ground

DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

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Victoria Slater

United Kingdom

Curio and Porpoise Bays: We saw fur seals, hectors dolphins, yellow eyed penguins and a petrified tree forest, all for free. Fantastic given that you usually have to pay to see penguins and dolphins elsewhere. Great motorcamp on the cliff above the bays.

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Monkey Island, Orepuki

Overnight Campervan Parking and Walk

Monkey Island, Orepuki

Overnight Campervan Parking and Walk

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Waikawa Recreation Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waikawa Recreation Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waikawa Recreation Reserve is A-OK for overnight free-camping

Weirs Beach Recreation Reserve

Haldane - freedom camping area

Weirs Beach Recreation Reserve

Haldane - freedom camping area

Freedom camping at Weirs Beach in the Catlins, Southland

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Becca1

United Kingdom

South of South Island, Southern Coastal Drive: Great drive, lots of lookouts, walks, views, great sight seeing, nice to see the real New Zealand, e.g. towns not commercialised for tourists. Starts at Owaka.

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Winton

Overnight Campervan Parking

Winton

Overnight Campervan Parking

Fishing at Tawanui Camping Ground

Tawanui Campsite

Catlins Coast

Tawanui Campsite

Catlins Coast

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