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 IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

Linburn Farmstay

Overnight Campervan Parking

Linburn Farmstay

Overnight Campervan Parking

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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South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

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Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

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North IslandAuckland Region

A walking accessed campsite in the Hunua Ranges

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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


South IslandMarlborough

Schoolhouse Bay Camping Ground

Schoolhouse Bay Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Schoolhouse Bay Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Boat,kayak, mountain bike or walking track access only

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Lake views