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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South IslandCanterbury

North IslandWairarapa

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Piripiri Campsite

North IslandBay of Plenty

Mid Okahu Camping Ground

Mid Okahu Road Campsite

Whirinaki Forest Park

Mid Okahu Road Campsite

Whirinaki Forest Park

North IslandWellington Region

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South IslandMarlborough

A cheeky view of the surf conditions

North IslandTaupo Region

Kaimanawa Road Campsite

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Kaimanawa Road Campsite

Kaimanawa Forest Park

North IslandWairarapa

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Beaconsfield Entrance

A rural and historic reserve

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

Whitikau Camping Ground

Whitikau Campsite

Raukumara Forest Park

Whitikau Campsite

Raukumara Forest Park

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North IslandHawkes Bay

South IslandQueenstown Region

The road out to Macetown

South IslandQueenstown Region

North IslandRuapehu

Pokaka Mill Camping Ground

Pokaka Mill Campsite

Taurewa, Tongariro Forest Conservation Area

Pokaka Mill Campsite

Taurewa, Tongariro Forest Conservation Area

North IslandRotorua Region

Humphries Bay Campsite

Lake Tarawera Scenic Reserve

Humphries Bay Campsite

Lake Tarawera Scenic Reserve

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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 IslandFiordland

South IslandMarlborough

The view from the Lucky Bay Campsite

Lucky Bay Campsite

D'Urville Island

Lucky Bay Campsite

D'Urville Island

Boat access only

South IslandMarlborough

Penguin Bay Camping Ground

Penguin Bay Campsite

D'Urville Island

Penguin Bay Campsite

D'Urville Island

Boat access only

South IslandMarlborough

Waiona Bay, Deep Bay Scenic Reserve

Waiona Bay Campsite

Outer Pelorus Sound

Waiona Bay Campsite

Outer Pelorus Sound

Boat access only

South IslandMarlborough

South Arm Camping Ground

South Arm Campsite

D'Urville Island

South Arm Campsite

D'Urville Island

Boat access only.