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

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.

South IslandQueenstown Region

Skippers township

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North IslandBay of Plenty

North IslandOut East

Kaiaua Beach

Freedom Camping

Kaiaua Beach

Freedom Camping

South IslandCentral Otago

Homestead Camping Ground

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North IslandAuckland Region

Tents only. No campervans or caravans.

South IslandNelson Region

An oasis by the river

An oasis by the river

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

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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North IslandNorthland

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 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

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North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Self-contained parking

Accommodation, gardens, bush walks in rural Manawatu.

North IslandCoromandel

Port Jackson Recreation Reserve

Port Jackson Campsite

Northern Coromandel

Port Jackson Campsite

Northern Coromandel

South IslandMarlborough

Harvey Bay Camping Ground

Harvey Bay Campsite

Tennyson Inlet

Harvey Bay Campsite

Tennyson Inlet

South IslandFiordland

Mavora Lakes Camping Ground

Mavora Lakes Campsite

Mavora Lakes Conservation Park

Mavora Lakes Campsite

Mavora Lakes Conservation Park

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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 IslandOut East

North IslandNorthland

South IslandMarlborough

Moetapu Bay Camping Ground

Camping only - Not suitable for Motorhomes or Caravans

South IslandCanterbury