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 IslandMarlborough

Marfells Beach Recreation Reserve

Marfells Beach Campsite

Marfells Beach area

Marfells Beach Campsite

Marfells Beach area

South IslandFiordland

This campsite is the closest DOC campsite to Te Anau on the popular scenic drive to Milford Sound.

South IslandCoastal Otago

Trotters Gorge Camping Ground

North IslandCoromandel

Trestle View Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

Trestle View Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

South IslandFiordland

MacKay Creek

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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 IslandCanterbury

Otaio Gorge Camping Ground

Otaio Gorge Campsite

Gordons Valley

Otaio Gorge Campsite

Gordons Valley

North IslandWaikato

Ngaherenga Camping Ground

Ngaherenga Campsite

Pureora Forest Park

Ngaherenga Campsite

Pureora Forest Park

South IslandFiordland

Mavora Lakes Camping Ground

Mavora Lakes Campsite

Mavora Lakes Conservation Park

Mavora Lakes Campsite

Mavora Lakes Conservation Park

North IslandWellington Region

Catchpool Camping Ground

Catchpool Valley Campsite

Rimutaka Forest Park

Catchpool Valley Campsite

Rimutaka Forest Park

South IslandMarlborough

Nikau Cove Camping Ground

Nikau Cove Campsite

Kenepuru Sound

Nikau Cove Campsite

Kenepuru Sound

Turn off Queen Charlotte Drive, follow Kenepuru Rd. 3 km past Portage. Road is narrow and winding.

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North IslandWaikato

Kakaho Camping Ground

Kakaho Campsite

Pureora Forest Park

Kakaho Campsite

Pureora Forest Park

South IslandWanaka Region

South IslandWest Coast

Lake Ianthe Campsite

North IslandNorthland

Rarawa Campsite - Paxton Point Conservation Area

Rarawa Beach Campsite

Paxton Point Conservation Area

Rarawa Beach Campsite

Paxton Point Conservation Area

South IslandFiordland

Walker Creek
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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 IslandCanterbury

Pioneer Park Camping Ground

North IslandWairarapa

Putangirua Pinnacles Camping Ground

Putangirua Pinnacles Campsite

Cape Palliser, Aorangi Forest Park

Putangirua Pinnacles Campsite

Cape Palliser, Aorangi Forest Park

South IslandFiordland

North IslandCoromandel

Broken Hills Camping Ground

Broken Hills Campsite

Broken Hills area

Broken Hills Campsite

Broken Hills area

South IslandWest Coast

Hans Bay Camping Ground

Hans Bay

Lake Kaniere Campsite

Hans Bay

Lake Kaniere Campsite