Basic Camping

AccommodationCamping Grounds

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 IslandSouthland

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.

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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

South IslandCanterbury

North IslandAuckland Region

Mahurangi Regional Park

Sullivans Bay Camping Ground

Mahurangi Regional Park

Sullivans Bay Camping Ground

Mahurangi Regional Park

Gates open at 6am and close at 9 pm

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North IslandCoromandel

Fletcher Bay Camping Ground

Fletcher Bay Campsite

Northern Coromandel

Fletcher Bay Campsite

Northern Coromandel

South IslandNelson Region

Chill out at the Coldwater Stream Campsite

North IslandNorthland

Sunset Bay Campsite

Urupukapuka Island

Sunset Bay Campsite

Urupukapuka Island

Boat access only

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North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

North IslandCoromandel

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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South IslandWest Coast

South IslandFiordland

Hall Arm Campsite

Fiordland National Park

Hall Arm Campsite

Fiordland National Park

South IslandMarlborough

Elaine Bay Campsite

Tennyson Inlet

Elaine Bay Campsite

Tennyson Inlet

North IslandRotorua Region

Orakei Korako Geyserland Resort

Overnight Campervan Parking

Orakei Korako Geyserland Resort

Overnight Campervan Parking

Awesome view of the lake.

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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 IslandOut East

Kaiaua Beach

Freedom Camping

Kaiaua Beach

Freedom Camping

North IslandCoromandel

CAMP OPENS FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER

North IslandWairarapa

Holdsworth Camping Ground - Tararua Forest Park

North IslandWairarapa

Cape Palliser

Ngawi Camping Area

Cape Palliser

Ngawi Camping Area