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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North IslandCoromandel

Waikawau Bay Campsite

Northern Coromandel

Waikawau Bay Campsite

Northern Coromandel

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

Tokomaru Bay

(Te tōpuni ki Tokomaru Ākau)

Tokomaru Bay

Freedom Camping

(Te tōpuni ki Tokomaru Ākau)

Tokomaru Bay

Freedom Camping

Open every summer between Labour Weekend and Easter

South IslandKaikoura Region

Cobb Cottage Camping Ground

Molesworth Cob Cottage Campsite

Camping, Molesworth Station

Molesworth Cob Cottage Campsite

Camping, Molesworth Station

Camp near the original cob homestead built in 1885 close to the Molesworth Farm Park boundary

South IslandQueenstown Region

Skippers township

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

(Te tōpuni ki te Tāhuna o Kaiaua)

Kaiaua Beach

Freedom Camping

(Te tōpuni ki te Tāhuna o Kaiaua)

Kaiaua Beach

Freedom Camping

South IslandCentral Otago

Homestead Camping Ground

South IslandMarlborough

Picnics and swimming

Whites Bay Campsite

Blenheim area

Whites Bay Campsite

Blenheim area

This camp has lovely scenery and is close to a surf beach at Pukatea/Whites Bay. Go walking, fishing, swimming or kayaking from here.

North IslandRuapehu

North IslandTaranaki

Wai-inu Beach is a beautifiul and expansive beach campsite in South Taranaki. Costs are $5.00 per site March to November (honesty system applies) otherwise $10 per site where a staff member will collect fees and issue receipts

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Totara Reserve - Camping

North IslandBay of Plenty

Sanctuary Camping Ground

Sanctuary Campsite

Minginui Conservation Area

Sanctuary Campsite

Minginui Conservation Area

South IslandNelson Region

Kina Beach

South IslandMarlborough

Onamalutu Scenic Reserve

Onamalutu Campsite

Northbank of the Wairau River.

Onamalutu Campsite

Northbank of the Wairau River.

This campsite is set in a remnant podocarp forest. The start of the Wakamarina tramping track is 8 km away.

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

The southern camping area when it's very busy.

(Putai Ngahere)

Vinegar Hill Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

(Putai Ngahere)

Vinegar Hill Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

One of the district's most popular and well-used picnic and camping reserves.

North IslandWaikato

Ngaherenga Camping Ground

Ngaherenga Campsite

Pureora Forest Park

Ngaherenga Campsite

Pureora Forest Park

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

Anaura Bay Recreation Reserve

Anaura Bay Campsite

Anaura Bay Scenic Reserve

Anaura Bay Campsite

Anaura Bay Scenic Reserve

Open from Labour Weekend to Easter ONLY

South IslandCanterbury

Boyle Campsite

Lake Sumner Forest Park

Boyle Campsite

Lake Sumner Forest Park

North IslandAuckland Region

Harataonga Camping Ground

Harataonga Campsite

Great Barrier Island/Aotea

Harataonga Campsite

Great Barrier Island/Aotea

Great Barrier Island

South IslandWest Coast

Hans Bay Camping Ground

Hans Bay

Lake Kaniere Campsite

Hans Bay

Lake Kaniere Campsite

North IslandWairarapa

Putangirua Pinnacles Camping Ground

Putangirua Pinnacles Campsite

Cape Palliser, Aorangi Forest Park

Putangirua Pinnacles Campsite

Cape Palliser, Aorangi Forest Park