Waikato

North Island

Waikato

The land of milk and honey. A mecca of dairy coupled with the sweetness of serenity.

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Looking down from the tower

Forest Tower

Pureora Forest Park

Forest Tower

Pureora Forest Park

600 m return | 10 minutes return

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No Frills Freedom Camping

Avoid Camping Fines!

Each camping location is approved by a regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

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Jim Barnett Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Jim Barnett Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

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Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

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3.2 km return | 3 hours return

Time: 2hr 30 min - 3 hr 30 min, depending on track taken

Primo!

Marokopa Falls

Waitomo area

Marokopa Falls

Waitomo area

Time: 20 min return

1 km return | 45 minutes return

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ChrisD

England

Believe what people tell you, you really don't need everything you have packed. If you need anything, second hand shops, Savemart, have the answer. I wish I had listened. There is one just north of Hamilton

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Omaru Falls

Time: 1 hr return

Free camping on the Mangakino Recreation reserve on the shore of Lake Maraetai.

Ruakuri Cave

3.3 km one-way | 1 hour 15 minutes one-way

Arapuni Landing

Lake Arapuni - Freedom Camping

Arapuni Landing

Lake Arapuni - Freedom Camping

10 km return | 3 hours return

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Greg

New Zealand

When driving to the Central North, the route through the King Country (Te Awamutu, Te Kuiti, and Taumaranui) is a nice alternative to SH1. Nice scenery.

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Natural bridge

700 m return | 20 minutes return

Te Kauwhata Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking

Te Kauwhata Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking

Mount / Mt Te Aroha Summit Track

Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park

Mount / Mt Te Aroha Summit Track

Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park

7.8 km return | 5 hours return