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 IslandWairarapa

Corner Creek Camping Ground

Corner Creek Campsite

Rimutaka Forest Park

Corner Creek Campsite

Rimutaka Forest Park

North IslandWaikato

South IslandSouthland

Fishing at Tawanui Camping Ground

Tawanui Campsite

Catlins Coast

Tawanui Campsite

Catlins Coast

South IslandMarlborough

Blumine Island Camping Ground

Boat / Sea kayak access only

South IslandCanterbury

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South IslandWanaka Region

North IslandWaikato

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

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Lake Middleton

South IslandCanterbury

Orari Gorge Camping Ground

South IslandSouthland

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South IslandCoastal Otago

Glencoe Camping Ground

North IslandNorthland

Kapowairua (Spirits Bay) Campsite

Te Paki Recreation Reserve, Cape Reinga

Kapowairua (Spirits Bay) Campsite

Te Paki Recreation Reserve, Cape Reinga

North IslandBay of Plenty

Mangamate Camping Ground - Whirinaki Forest Park

South IslandMarlborough

Onamalutu Scenic Reserve

Onamalutu Campsite

Northbank of the Wairau River.

Onamalutu Campsite

Northbank of the Wairau River.

This campsite is set in a remnant podocarp forest. The start of the Wakamarina tramping track is 8 km away.

North IslandCoromandel

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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

Te Arai Point

Overnight Campervan Parking

Te Arai Point

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandWest Coast

$6 per person, per night.

South IslandMarlborough

Elaine Bay Campsite

Tennyson Inlet

Elaine Bay Campsite

Tennyson Inlet

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

Tolaga Bay

Freedom Camping - Blue Waters

Tolaga Bay

Freedom Camping - Blue Waters

Freedom camping opens 30 September 2018

South IslandCanterbury