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

Madsen's Camp

Queen Charlotte Sound

Madsen's Camp

Queen Charlotte Sound

Campsites with a view.

North IslandAuckland Region

Motuihe Island Recreation Reserve

Motuihe (Island) Campsite

Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

Motuihe (Island) Campsite

Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

North IslandAuckland Region

Walking accessed campsite near Huia, in the Waitakere area.

North IslandAuckland Region

Harataonga Camping Ground

Harataonga Campsite

Great Barrier Island/Aotea

Harataonga Campsite

Great Barrier Island/Aotea

Great Barrier Island

North IslandBay of Plenty

One of the various camping areas

Lakeside camping near fantastic waterfall

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North IslandWaikato

Small reserve along the Waikato river with boat access, playground and public toilet

North IslandWellington Region

Brewtown Upper Hutt is a craft beer lovers dream come true! Stay with us.

South IslandSouthland

Dunsdale Recreation Reserve

North IslandNorthland

Te Arai Point

Overnight Campervan Parking

Te Arai Point

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandBay of Plenty

Matata Camp Ground
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North IslandWaikato

North IslandWaikato

North IslandCoromandel

Totara Flat Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

Totara Flat Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

North IslandAuckland Region

South IslandMarlborough

Ngaruru Camping Ground as spotted from the sea.

Ngaruru Bay campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Ngaruru Bay campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Boat access only

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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

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

South IslandFiordland

Hall Arm Campsite

Fiordland National Park

Hall Arm Campsite

Fiordland National Park

South IslandMarlborough

Cannibal Cove Camping Ground

Cannibal Cove Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Cannibal Cove Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Boat access only

North IslandNorthland

Sunset Bay Campsite

Urupukapuka Island

Sunset Bay Campsite

Urupukapuka Island

Boat access only