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 IslandNorthland

Basic camping in a stunning location that's well worth a visit. Words don't do it justice so come and see for yourself.

North IslandBay of Plenty

South IslandNelson Region

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Totara Reserve - Camping

North IslandCoromandel

Whangaiterenga Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

Whangaiterenga Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

This is one of nine campsites beside the Kauaeranga River.

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North IslandNorthland

Urupukapuka Bay campsite

Urupukapuka Bay Campsite

Urupukapuka Island

Urupukapuka Bay Campsite

Urupukapuka Island

Boat access only

South IslandCanterbury

North IslandNorthland

Puriri Bay - Whangaruru North Head

Puriri Bay (Whangaruru North Head) Campsite

Whangaruru North Head Scenic Reserve

Puriri Bay (Whangaruru North Head) Campsite

Whangaruru North Head Scenic Reserve

North IslandCoromandel

Fletcher Bay Camping Ground

Fletcher Bay Campsite

Northern Coromandel

Fletcher Bay Campsite

Northern Coromandel

North IslandAuckland Region

Harataonga Camping Ground

Harataonga Campsite

Great Barrier Island/Aotea

Harataonga Campsite

Great Barrier Island/Aotea

Great Barrier Island

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North IslandNorthland

Sunset Bay Campsite

Urupukapuka Island

Sunset Bay Campsite

Urupukapuka Island

Boat access only

North IslandCoromandel

Totara Flat Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

Totara Flat Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

South IslandQueenstown Region

Moke Lake Camping Ground

DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

North IslandCoromandel

Port Jackson Recreation Reserve

Port Jackson Campsite

Northern Coromandel

Port Jackson Campsite

Northern Coromandel

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 IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

South IslandWest Coast

North IslandNorthland

Cable Bay Campsite

Urupukapuka Island

Cable Bay Campsite

Urupukapuka Island

North IslandNorthland

South IslandNelson Region

Totaranui Camping Ground

Large DOC campsite, basic facilities