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 IslandNelson Region

Bark Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Bark Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

South IslandNelson Region

Observation Beach Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Observation Beach Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

North IslandAuckland Region

Mita Bay Camping Ground

Mahurangi Regional Park

Mita Bay Camping Ground

Mahurangi Regional Park

Walking access only - 45 mins

South IslandNelson Region

Torrent Bay Village Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Torrent Bay Village Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

South IslandNelson Region

Waiharakeke Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Waiharakeke Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

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South IslandMarlborough

Bay of Many Coves Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Bay of Many Coves Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Bike or walking track access only.

North IslandAuckland Region

Walking acces only - 40mins at low tide

South IslandNelson Region

Gouland Downs Campsite

Kahurangi National Park

Gouland Downs Campsite

Kahurangi National Park

South IslandNelson Region

Te Pukatea Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Te Pukatea Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

North IslandNorthland

Waikahoa Bay Campsite - Mimiwhangata

Waikahoa Bay Campsite

Mimiwhangata Coastal Park

Waikahoa Bay Campsite

Mimiwhangata Coastal Park

No vehicle access

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South IslandNelson Region

Scotts Beach Campsite

Kahurangi National Park

Scotts Beach Campsite

Kahurangi National Park

South IslandMarlborough

Davies Bay Camping Ground

Davies Bay Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Davies Bay Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Boat / walking track access only

South IslandMarlborough

Camp Bay Camping Ground

Camp Bay Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Camp Bay Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Boat / walking track access only

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

John Coull Campsite

Whanganui National Park

John Coull Campsite

Whanganui National Park

North IslandNorthland

Twilight Campsite

Te Paki Recreation Reserve

Twilight Campsite

Te Paki Recreation Reserve

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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 IslandAuckland Region

Pae o te Rangi Camping Ground

Cascades - Waitakere

Pae o te Rangi Camping Ground

Cascades - Waitakere

Walking accessed campsite in the Cascades, situated on a working farm.

North IslandWairarapa

South IslandNelson Region

Aorere Shelter Campsite

Kahurangi National Park

Aorere Shelter Campsite

Kahurangi National Park

South IslandNelson Region

Anchorage Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Anchorage Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

South IslandStewart Island

Port William Campsite

Rakiura National Park

Port William Campsite

Rakiura National Park