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

Self-contained parking

Accommodation, gardens, bush walks in rural Manawatu.

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 IslandWairarapa

Easy access Freedom Camping in the Wairarapa.

North IslandWellington Region


Ngatitoa Domain - Overnight Campervan Parking


Ngatitoa Domain - Overnight Campervan Parking

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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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South IslandNelson Region

Go Mot!!

Port Motueka Beach Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Port Motueka Beach Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Beaconsfield Entrance

A rural and historic 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


South IslandFiordland

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie