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

South IslandSouthland

Dunsdale Recreation Reserve

North IslandWaikato

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

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South IslandMarlborough

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Lake Middleton

South IslandNelson Region

Totaranui Camping Ground

Large DOC campsite, basic facilities

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North IslandWairarapa

Cape Palliser

Ngawi Camping Area

Cape Palliser

Ngawi Camping Area

North IslandWairarapa

Corner Creek Camping Ground

Corner Creek Campsite

Rimutaka Forest Park

Corner Creek Campsite

Rimutaka Forest Park

North IslandNorthland

Uretiti Beach Camping Ground

DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

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North IslandCoromandel

Waikawau Bay Recreation Reserve

Waikawau Bay Campsite

Northern Coromandel

Waikawau Bay Campsite

Northern Coromandel

South IslandNelson Region

Kina Beach

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

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South IslandNelson Region

Great facilities

Buller Campground

Lake Rotoiti

Buller Campground

Lake Rotoiti

North IslandCoromandel

Hotoritori Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

Hotoritori Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

South IslandWest Coast

$6 per person, per night.

South IslandMarlborough

Elaine Bay Campsite

Tennyson Inlet

Elaine Bay Campsite

Tennyson Inlet

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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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North IslandNorthland

Maitai Bay summer fun!!

Maitai Bay Campsite

Karikari Peninsula

Maitai Bay Campsite

Karikari Peninsula

DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

North IslandAuckland Region

South IslandSouthland

Piano Flat Camping Ground

North IslandAuckland Region