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 IslandWellington Region

Otaki Forks Camping Ground - Tararua Forest Park

Ōtaki Forks Campsite

Ōtaki Forks area

Ōtaki Forks Campsite

Ōtaki Forks area

South IslandNelson Region

Cooking shelter at Lyell Camping Ground

Lyell Campsite

Buller Gorge

Lyell Campsite

Buller Gorge

South IslandWest Coast

Marble Hill Camping Ground registration booth

Marble Hill Campsite

Springs Junction

Marble Hill Campsite

Springs Junction

North IslandCoromandel

Booms Flat Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

Booms Flat Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

CAMPSITE OPENS FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER

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South IslandCanterbury

Mt Nimrod Camping Ground

North IslandWaikato

Landing Road Camping Ground

South IslandNelson Region

Teetotal Campsite

Nelson Lakes National Park

Teetotal Campsite

Nelson Lakes National Park

North IslandRotorua Region

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South IslandWest Coast

Pleasant Flat Camping Ground

Pleasant Flat Campsite

Mount Aspiring National Park

Pleasant Flat Campsite

Mount Aspiring National Park

South IslandWest Coast

Lake Paringa - wow!

Lake Paringa Campsite

Haast, Paringa and Moeraki rivers area

Lake Paringa Campsite

Haast, Paringa and Moeraki rivers area

South IslandKaikoura Region

North IslandRuapehu

Mangahuia Camping Ground

Mangahuia Campsite

Mount / Mt Ruapehu

Mangahuia Campsite

Mount / Mt Ruapehu

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

Manganuku picnic area

Manganuku Campsite

Waioeka Gorge

Manganuku Campsite

Waioeka Gorge

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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 IslandNelson Region

Lake Rotoroa Camping Ground

Lake Rotoroa Campsite

Nelson Lakes National Park

Lake Rotoroa Campsite

Nelson Lakes National Park

DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

South IslandNelson Region

Kowhai Point Scenic Reserve

Small campsite on SH 63

North IslandCoromandel

Shag Stream Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

Shag Stream Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

CAMPSITE OPENS FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER

South IslandNelson Region

Kawatiri Junction

Kawatiri Campsite

Kawatiri area

Kawatiri Campsite

Kawatiri area

South IslandMarlborough

Waimaru Recreation Reserve

Waimaru Campsite

Outer Pelorus Sound

Waimaru Campsite

Outer Pelorus Sound

Isolated and a good base for water activities and fishing.