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

South IslandKaikoura Region

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

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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South IslandSouthland

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A secret garden hidden from view of the passing traffic. So call in and sit back and enjoy the views over the pond watching the wildlife.

North IslandWaikato

North IslandCoromandel

Kahikatea Campsite

Coromandel Forest Park

Kahikatea Campsite

Coromandel Forest Park

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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 IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

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North IslandWellington Region

North IslandWellington Region

Brewtown Upper Hutt is a craft beer lovers dream come true! Stay with us.

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Victoria Slater

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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 IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

North IslandNorthland

Dargaville Museum

Overnight Campervan Parking

Dargaville Museum

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandSouthland

North IslandBay of Plenty