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 IslandTaranaki

North IslandRotorua Region

North IslandWairarapa

Bucks Road Camping Ground

Bucks Road Campsite

Tararua Forest Park

Bucks Road Campsite

Tararua Forest Park

South IslandNelson Region

Camp next to the river at the head of the reservoir.

South IslandWanaka Region

Lindis Pass Historic Hotel

Lindis Pass Historic Hotel Campsite

Nine Mile Historic Reserve

Lindis Pass Historic Hotel Campsite

Nine Mile Historic Reserve

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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 IslandCanterbury

Andrews Shelter

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

Rosie Bay Camping Ground

Rosie Bay

Te Urewera

Rosie Bay

Te Urewera

South IslandCentral Otago

North IslandWaikato

North IslandHawkes Bay

Glenfalls Recreation Reserve

Glenfalls Campsite

Glenfalls Recreation Reserve

Glenfalls Campsite

Glenfalls Recreation Reserve

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North IslandTaupo Region

Urchin Camping Ground

Urchin Campsite

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Urchin Campsite

Kaimanawa Forest Park

North IslandBay of Plenty

Sanctuary Camping Ground

Sanctuary Campsite

Minginui Conservation Area

Sanctuary Campsite

Minginui Conservation Area

South IslandCanterbury

Amazing vistas from Hawdon Shelter Camping Ground

North IslandTaupo Region

Waikoko Campsite

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Waikoko Campsite

Kaimanawa Forest Park

South IslandMarlborough

Mill flat Camping Ground

Mill Flat Campsite

Mount Richmond Forest Park

Mill Flat Campsite

Mount Richmond Forest Park

Pine Valley, Mount Richmond 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 IslandSouthland

Thicket Burn Camping Ground

North IslandTaupo Region

Garden Bar

Tihoi Tavern

Overnight Campervan Parking

Tihoi Tavern

Overnight Campervan Parking

Friendly country tavern with good food, cold beer and even better locals...come join us for some fun!

North IslandWairarapa

Easy access Freedom Camping in the Wairarapa.

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Raumai Reserve

Summer hot spot!

North IslandNorthland

Pandora Campsite

Te Paki Recreation Reserve

Pandora Campsite

Te Paki Recreation Reserve