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 IslandOut East

Waipiro Bay Freedom Camping

Waipiro Bay Domain

Waipiro Bay Freedom Camping

Waipiro Bay Domain

North IslandOut East

Te Taita A Makoro Camping Ground

North IslandTaupo Region

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Te Iringa Campsite

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Te Iringa Campsite

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Conservation Campsite Pass

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South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

North IslandAuckland Region

North IslandOut East

Turihaua Point

Overnight Campervan Parking

Turihaua Point

Overnight Campervan Parking

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North IslandAuckland Region

North IslandHawkes Bay

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

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 IslandBay of Plenty

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

The Lakes

Waitangi Campground

Lake Aviemore

Waitangi Campground

Lake Aviemore

North IslandNorthland

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South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Plenty of space

North IslandTaupo Region

Army Road Camping Ground - Kaimanawa Forest Park

Army Road Campsite

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Army Road Campsite

Kaimanawa Forest Park

North IslandTaupo Region

Clements Road End Camping Ground

Clements Road End Campsite

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Clements Road End Campsite

Kaimanawa Forest Park

North IslandTaupo Region

Kakapo Camping Ground

Kakapo Campsite

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Kakapo Campsite

Kaimanawa Forest Park

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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 IslandCanterbury

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Piripiri Campsite

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Lake views

North IslandOut East

Waipiro Bay Freedom Camping

Mcllroys Beach end

Waipiro Bay Freedom Camping

Mcllroys Beach end