Basic Camping

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Basic Facility Camping

Camping with just the bare essentials in some of the most beautiful locations across NZ. Expect a non flush toilet that's intermittently serviced. Anything more is a bonus.

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South IslandCanterbury

South IslandCentral Otago

Homestead Camping Ground

South IslandQueenstown Region

Skippers township

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North IslandNorthland

Basic camping in a stunning location that's well worth a visit. Words don't do it justice so come and see for yourself.

North IslandOut East

Freedom camping at Beach Road.

Tokomaru Bay

Freedom Camping

Tokomaru Bay

Freedom Camping

Summer camping is closed and will reopen Sunday 30 September 2018.

North IslandOut East

Kaiaua Beach

Freedom Camping

Kaiaua Beach

Freedom Camping

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South IslandKaikoura Region

Cobb Cottage Camping Ground

Molesworth Cob Cottage Campsite

Camping, Molesworth Station

Molesworth Cob Cottage Campsite

Camping, Molesworth Station

Camp near the original cob homestead built in 1885 close to the Molesworth Farm Park boundary

North IslandCoromandel

Whangaiterenga Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

Whangaiterenga Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

CAMPSITE OPENS FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER

North IslandAuckland Region

Mahurangi Regional Park

Sullivans Bay Camping Ground

Mahurangi Regional Park

Sullivans Bay Camping Ground

Mahurangi Regional Park

Gates open at 6am and close at 9 pm

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North IslandNorthland

Urupukapuka Bay campsite

Urupukapuka Bay Campsite

Urupukapuka Island

Urupukapuka Bay Campsite

Urupukapuka Island

Boat access only

North IslandNorthland

Puriri Bay - Whangaruru North Head

Puriri Bay (Whangaruru North Head) Campsite

Whangaruru North Head Scenic Reserve

Puriri Bay (Whangaruru North Head) Campsite

Whangaruru North Head Scenic Reserve

North IslandAuckland Region

Tents only. No campervans or caravans.

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South IslandMarlborough

Harvey Bay Camping Ground

Harvey Bay Campsite

Tennyson Inlet

Harvey Bay Campsite

Tennyson Inlet

North IslandAuckland Region

Home Bay - Motutapu Island Recreation Reserve

Home Bay, Motutapu Island Campsite

Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

Home Bay, Motutapu Island Campsite

Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

North IslandNorthland

South IslandCanterbury

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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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North IslandBay of Plenty

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Self-contained parking

Accommodation, gardens, bush walks in rural Manawatu.

South IslandWest Coast

Slab Hut Creek Camping Ground

North IslandAuckland Region

Walking accessed campsite near Huia, in the Waitakere area.