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 IslandRotorua Region

Brett Road - Rerewhakaaitu Recreation Reserve

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

Lot's of space. Picnic tables. Fire pits.

Wilderness Camping

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

North IslandBay of Plenty

View of the river

Dickey Flat Campsite

Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park

Dickey Flat Campsite

Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park

North IslandAuckland Region

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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 IslandCoastal Otago

Wingatui Racecourse

Overnight Campervan Parking

Wingatui Racecourse

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandSouthland

Backpackers units available, Camper Vans Tents welcome,Camping between Kakapoint and Owaka for $10.pp FREE wireless internet

South IslandWest Coast

Goldsborough

South IslandMarlborough

North IslandCoromandel

Catleys Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

Catleys Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

CAMP OPENS FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER

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North IslandWaikato

North IslandAuckland Region

South IslandCanterbury

South IslandCanterbury

Waihi Gorge Camping Ground

South IslandWest Coast

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Overnight Campervan Parking

Blackball

Overnight Campervan Parking

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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 IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Vinegar Hill Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Vinegar Hill Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

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

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

Tolaga Bay

Freedom Camping - Blue Waters

Tolaga Bay

Freedom Camping - Blue Waters

Freedom camping opens 30 September 2018

North IslandRuapehu

Whakahoro Campsite

Whanganui National Park

Whakahoro Campsite

Whanganui National Park

Great Walk Hut

North IslandAuckland Region

Small tent sites only