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 IslandWest Coast

North IslandWellington Region

South IslandNelson Region

Heaphy Campsite

Kahurangi National Park

Heaphy Campsite

Kahurangi National Park

North IslandRuapehu

Maharanui Campsite

Whanganui National Park

Maharanui Campsite

Whanganui National Park

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Ohauora Campsite

Whanganui National Park

Ohauora Campsite

Whanganui National Park

Avoid Camping Fines!

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 IslandFiordland

Iris Burn Campsite

Fiordland National Park

Iris Burn Campsite

Fiordland National Park

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

Korokoro Campsite

Lake Waikaremoana

Korokoro Campsite

Lake Waikaremoana

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

Tapuaenui Campsite

Lake Waikaremoana

Tapuaenui Campsite

Lake Waikaremoana

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Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

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North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Mangapapa Campsite

Whanganui National Park

Mangapapa Campsite

Whanganui National Park

South IslandMarlborough

Black Rock Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound/Tōtaranui area

Black Rock Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound/Tōtaranui area

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

The Lakes

Waitangi Campground

Lake Aviemore

Waitangi Campground

Lake Aviemore

North IslandNorthland

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Plenty of space
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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 IslandBay of Plenty

North IslandNorthland

Dargaville Museum

Overnight Campervan Parking

Dargaville Museum

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandRuapehu

Mangawaiiti Campsite

Whanganui National Park

Mangawaiiti Campsite

Whanganui National Park

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Ngaporo Campsite

Whanganui National Park

Ngaporo Campsite

Whanganui National Park

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

Turihaua Point

Overnight Campervan Parking

Turihaua Point

Overnight Campervan Parking