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 IslandSouthland

Piano Flat Camping Ground

South IslandWest Coast

The campsite

North IslandWairarapa

Waiohine campground is surrounded by native bush.

Waiohine Gorge Campsite

Tararua Forest Park

Waiohine Gorge Campsite

Tararua Forest Park

South IslandCanterbury

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

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South IslandMarlborough

Whites Bay

Whites Bay Campsite

Blenheim area

Whites Bay Campsite

Blenheim area

This camp has lovely scenery and is close to a surf beach. Go walking, fishing, swimming or boating from here.

South IslandSouthland

Papatowai Campsite

Catlins coastal area

Papatowai Campsite

Catlins coastal area

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.

South IslandMarlborough

Picnic Bay Camping Ground

Picnic Bay Campsite

Kenepuru Sound

Picnic Bay Campsite

Kenepuru Sound

This is a scenic area with walking, sea kayaking, motor boating, kayaking, fishing and bird watching opportunities.

North IslandWellington Region

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South IslandMarlborough

Butchers Flat Camping Ground

Butchers Flat Campsite

Wakamarina Valley

Butchers Flat Campsite

Wakamarina Valley

North IslandTaranaki

Wai-inu Beach is a beautifiul and expansive beach campsite in South Taranaki. Costs are $5.00 per site March to November (honesty system applies...

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

Freedom camping by the river

Riverside Freedom Camping. Freedom camping opens Sunday 29 September and closes Monday 7 April 2014.

North IslandRotorua Region

Brett Road - Rerewhakaaitu Recreation Reserve

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

Anaura Bay Recreation Reserve

Anaura Bay Campsite

Anaura Bay Scenic Reserve

Anaura Bay Campsite

Anaura Bay Scenic Reserve

Open from Labour Weekend to Easter ONLY

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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 IslandCoastal Otago

$10 per night per person, under 15 years are free

South IslandSouthland

Purakaunui Bay Camping Ground

DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

South IslandWanaka Region

Boundary Creek

North IslandHawkes Bay

Lake Tutira Recreation Reserve

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui