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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North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Ohauora Campsite

Whanganui National Park

Ohauora Campsite

Whanganui National Park

North IslandRuapehu

Mangapurua Campsite

Whanganui National Park

Mangapurua Campsite

Whanganui National Park

North IslandRuapehu

Mangawaiiti Campsite

Whanganui National Park

Mangawaiiti Campsite

Whanganui National Park

South IslandMarlborough

Putanui Point Scenic Reserve

Boat access only

North IslandWellington Region

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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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South IslandStewart Island

North Arm Campsite

Rakiura National Park

North Arm Campsite

Rakiura National Park

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Mangapapa Campsite

Whanganui National Park

Mangapapa Campsite

Whanganui National Park

South IslandMarlborough

Kauauroa Bay Camping Ground

Boat access only

South IslandMarlborough

Pipi Beach in Pelorus Sound

Pipi Beach Campsite

Pelorus Sound

Pipi Beach Campsite

Pelorus Sound

Boat or sea kayak access only

South IslandMarlborough

Nydia Bay Scenic Reserve

Nydia Campsite

Pelorus Sound

Nydia Campsite

Pelorus Sound

Boat, walk or bike access only

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South IslandMarlborough

Jacobs Bay Scenic Reserve

Jacobs Bay Campsite

Pelorus Sound

Jacobs Bay Campsite

Pelorus Sound

Boat access only

South IslandMarlborough

Ratimera Bay Camping Ground

Ratimera Bay Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Ratimera Bay Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Boat access only

South IslandMarlborough

South Arm Camping Ground

South Arm Campsite

D'Urville Island

South Arm Campsite

D'Urville Island

Boat access only.

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Ngaporo Campsite

Whanganui National Park

Ngaporo Campsite

Whanganui National Park

South IslandMarlborough

Penguin Bay Camping Ground

Penguin Bay Campsite

D'Urville Island

Penguin Bay Campsite

D'Urville Island

Boat access only

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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 IslandRuapehu

Maharanui Campsite

Whanganui National Park

Maharanui Campsite

Whanganui National Park

South IslandMarlborough

Moawhitu Camping Ground

Moawhitu Campsite

D'Urville Island

Moawhitu Campsite

D'Urville Island

Boat access only

South IslandMarlborough

Mill Arm Camping Ground

Mill Arm Campsite

D'Urville Island

Mill Arm Campsite

D'Urville Island

Boat access only

North IslandRuapehu

Poukaria Campsite

Whanganui National Park

Poukaria Campsite

Whanganui National Park

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne