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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

FRIENDLY PARK ANIMALS

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

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Dolamore Park

Croydon Bush Scenic Reserve, Gore

Dolamore Park

Croydon Bush Scenic Reserve, Gore

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

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Piano Flat Camping Ground
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Papatowai Campsite

Catlins coastal area

Papatowai Campsite

Catlins coastal area

Fortrose

Boat Harbour Rd

Fortrose township - freedom camping area

Boat Harbour Rd

Fortrose township - freedom camping area

Freedom camping for self-contained campers in Fortrose

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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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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

Thicket Burn Camping Ground
The campsite

Monkey Island, Orepuki

Overnight Campervan Parking and Walk

Monkey Island, Orepuki

Overnight Campervan Parking and Walk

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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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Purakaunui Bay Camping Ground

DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

Backpackers units available, Camper Vans Tents welcome,Camping between Kakapoint and Owaka for $10.pp FREE wireless internet

Over looking the estuary

Waikawa Recreation Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waikawa Recreation Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

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

Winton

Overnight Campervan Parking

Winton

Overnight Campervan Parking