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 IslandCoromandel

Fantail Bay Recreation Reserve

Fantail Bay Campsite

Northern Coromandel

Fantail Bay Campsite

Northern Coromandel

DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

South IslandFiordland

Upper Eglinton

Upper Eglinton Campsite

Milford Rd - Fiordland National Park

Upper Eglinton Campsite

Milford Rd - Fiordland National Park

North IslandCoromandel

Kahikatea Campsite

Coromandel Forest Park

Kahikatea Campsite

Coromandel Forest Park

South IslandNelson Region

Aorere Shelter Campsite

Kahurangi National Park

Aorere Shelter Campsite

Kahurangi National Park

South IslandNelson Region

Onetahuti Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Onetahuti Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

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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 IslandNelson Region

Coquille Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Coquille Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

South IslandNelson Region

Anchorage Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Anchorage Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

South IslandNelson Region

Tinline Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Tinline Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

South IslandMarlborough

North IslandRuapehu

Mangahuia Camping Ground

Mangahuia Campsite

Mount / Mt Ruapehu

Mangahuia Campsite

Mount / Mt Ruapehu

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South IslandQueenstown Region

A view of Lake Wakatipu from the Kinloch Camping Ground

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

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North IslandRotorua Region

Right on the lakefront, great view and awesome swiming spot.

South IslandNelson Region

Brown Campsite

Kahurangi National Park

Brown Campsite

Kahurangi National Park

North IslandWellington Region

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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 IslandCoromandel

Shag Stream Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

Shag Stream Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

CAMPSITE OPENS FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER

South IslandNelson Region

Awaroa Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Awaroa Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

South IslandNelson Region

Whariwharangi Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Whariwharangi Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

South IslandNelson Region

Katipo Creek Shelter Campsite

Kahurangi National Park

Katipo Creek Shelter Campsite

Kahurangi National Park

North IslandNorthland

Elliot Bay

Overnight Campervan Parking

Elliot Bay

Overnight Campervan Parking