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 IslandAuckland Region

Harataonga Camping Ground

Harataonga Campsite

Great Barrier Island/Aotea

Harataonga Campsite

Great Barrier Island/Aotea

Great Barrier Island

North IslandAuckland Region

Motuihe Island Recreation Reserve

Motuihe (Island) Campsite

Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

Motuihe (Island) Campsite

Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

South IslandMarlborough

Madsen's Camp

Queen Charlotte Sound

Madsen's Camp

Queen Charlotte Sound

Campsites with a view. $15 pp/per night

North IslandBay of Plenty

Matata Camp Ground

North IslandNorthland

Te Arai Point

Overnight Campervan Parking

Te Arai Point

Overnight Campervan Parking

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North IslandWaikato

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

South IslandCanterbury

North IslandBay of Plenty

South IslandSouthland

Fishing at Tawanui Camping Ground

Tawanui Campsite

Catlins Coast

Tawanui Campsite

Catlins Coast

South IslandCanterbury

Lake Taylor Camping Ground

Lake Taylor Campsite

Lake Sumner Conservation Park

Lake Taylor Campsite

Lake Sumner Conservation Park

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North IslandNorthland

Sunset Bay Campsite

Urupukapuka Island

Sunset Bay Campsite

Urupukapuka Island

Boat access only

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

North IslandAuckland Region

North IslandCoromandel

South IslandFiordland

Hall Arm Campsite

Fiordland National Park

Hall Arm Campsite

Fiordland National Park

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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 IslandMarlborough

Ngaruru Camping Ground as spotted from the sea.

Ngaruru Bay campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Ngaruru Bay campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Boat access only

South IslandMarlborough

Cannibal Cove Camping Ground

Cannibal Cove Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Cannibal Cove Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Boat access only

North IslandCoromandel

Totara Flat Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

Totara Flat Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

South IslandWest Coast

North IslandCoromandel

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