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 IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

Kaiaua Beach

Freedom Camping

Kaiaua Beach

Freedom Camping

South IslandQueenstown Region

Skippers township

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

North IslandWairarapa

Holdsworth Camping Ground - Tararua Forest Park

South IslandCanterbury

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South IslandMarlborough

Harvey Bay Camping Ground

Harvey Bay Campsite

Tennyson Inlet

Harvey Bay Campsite

Tennyson Inlet

South IslandWest Coast

Slab Hut Creek Camping Ground

North IslandBay of Plenty

One of the various camping areas

Lakeside camping near fantastic waterfall

South IslandCanterbury

Boyle Campsite

Lake Sumner Forest Park

Boyle Campsite

Lake Sumner Forest Park

South IslandNelson Region

Kina Beach
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North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Grassy area surrounded by native bush and a stream.

Anzac Park

Norsewood

Anzac Park

Norsewood

North IslandWairarapa

Corner Creek Camping Ground

Corner Creek Campsite

Rimutaka Forest Park

Corner Creek Campsite

Rimutaka Forest Park

South IslandSouthland

Fishing at Tawanui Camping Ground

Tawanui Campsite

Catlins Coast

Tawanui Campsite

Catlins Coast

South IslandWanaka Region

North IslandWaikato

Small reserve along the Waikato river with boat access, playground and public toilet

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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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South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Lake Middleton

South IslandCanterbury

Orari Gorge Camping Ground

South IslandSouthland

South IslandCoastal Otago

Glencoe Camping Ground

North IslandNorthland

Kapowairua (Spirits Bay) Campsite

Te Paki Recreation Reserve, Cape Reinga

Kapowairua (Spirits Bay) Campsite

Te Paki Recreation Reserve, Cape Reinga