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 IslandWest Coast

Goldsborough

North IslandCoromandel

Catleys Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

Catleys Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

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South IslandCanterbury

Waihi Gorge Camping Ground

South IslandNelson Region

Cannon Downs Camping Ground

Canaan Downs Campsite

Canaan Downs Scenic Reserve

Canaan Downs Campsite

Canaan Downs Scenic Reserve

Remote DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

South IslandMarlborough

Marfells Beach Recreation Reserve

Marfells Beach Campsite

Marfells Beach area

Marfells Beach Campsite

Marfells Beach area

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South IslandMarlborough

Rarangi Bay

Rarangi Campsite

Blenheim area

Rarangi Campsite

Blenheim area

Camp next to a beach. Fish, walk, picnic, surf or walk to Monkey Bay.

North IslandWairarapa

Kiriwhakapapa Camping Ground - Tararua Forest Park

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

Mokau Landing Camping Ground

South IslandCoastal Otago

Trotters Gorge Camping Ground

North IslandWaikato

Ngaherenga Camping Ground

Ngaherenga Campsite

Pureora Forest Park

Ngaherenga Campsite

Pureora Forest Park

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South IslandCanterbury

Otaio Gorge Camping Ground

Otaio Gorge Campsite

Gordons Valley

Otaio Gorge Campsite

Gordons Valley

South IslandFiordland

Mavora Lakes Camping Ground

Mavora Lakes Campsite

Mavora Lakes Conservation Park

Mavora Lakes Campsite

Mavora Lakes Conservation Park

South IslandMarlborough

Nikau Cove Camping Ground

Nikau Cove Campsite

Kenepuru Sound

Nikau Cove Campsite

Kenepuru Sound

Turn off Queen Charlotte Drive, follow Kenepuru Rd. 3 km past Portage. Road is narrow and winding.

South IslandCanterbury

Pioneer Park Camping Ground

South IslandWanaka Region

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Victoria Slater

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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 IslandWaikato

Kakaho Camping Ground

Kakaho Campsite

Pureora Forest Park

Kakaho Campsite

Pureora Forest Park

South IslandWest Coast

Lake Ianthe Campsite

North IslandNorthland

Rarawa Campsite - Paxton Point Conservation Area

Rarawa Beach Campsite

Paxton Point Conservation Area

Rarawa Beach Campsite

Paxton Point Conservation Area

North IslandWairarapa

Putangirua Pinnacles Camping Ground

Putangirua Pinnacles Campsite

Cape Palliser, Aorangi Forest Park

Putangirua Pinnacles Campsite

Cape Palliser, Aorangi Forest Park

South IslandWest Coast

Hans Bay Camping Ground

Hans Bay

Lake Kaniere Campsite

Hans Bay

Lake Kaniere Campsite