Basic Camping

AccommodationCamping Grounds

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

An oasis by the river

An oasis by the river

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Self-contained parking

Accommodation, gardens, bush walks in rural Manawatu.

South IslandCanterbury

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 79 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

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North IslandAuckland Region

North IslandCoromandel

North IslandNorthland

Top Ranked NZ Deals Pass

Access savings worth hundreds of $$ on Top Ranked NZ Accommodation and Activities for just $1 per day.

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North IslandWaikato

North IslandNorthland

Te Arai Point

Overnight Campervan Parking

Te Arai Point

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandRotorua Region

Orakei Korako Geyserland Resort

Overnight Campervan Parking

Orakei Korako Geyserland Resort

Overnight Campervan Parking

Awesome view of the lake.

Avoid Camping Fines!

The only camping map where each location is approved by every regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

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North IslandCoromandel

Photo taken from the terrace

5 minute walk to the idyllic Whangapoua Beach! The Gateway to the iconic New Chums Beach.

South IslandKaikoura Region

North IslandWaikato

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Camping NZ App

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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North IslandWellington Region

Paremata

Ngatitoa Domain - Overnight Campervan Parking

Paremata

Ngatitoa Domain - Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandAuckland Region

At Beach Road, Otahuhu

Overnight Campervan Parking

At Beach Road, Otahuhu

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandNelson Region

South IslandMarlborough

Kekerengu

Overnight Campervan Parking

Kekerengu

Overnight Campervan Parking

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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 IslandWairarapa

Easy access Freedom Camping in the Wairarapa.

South IslandCanterbury

South IslandNelson Region

Go Mot!!

Port Motueka Beach Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Port Motueka Beach Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

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