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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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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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North IslandAuckland Region

Te Muri Beach Camping Ground

Mahurangi Regional Park

Te Muri Beach Camping Ground

Mahurangi Regional Park

Walking access only - 1.3km / 45 mins

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North IslandNorthland

Dargaville Museum

Overnight Campervan Parking

Dargaville Museum

Overnight Campervan Parking

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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 IslandAuckland Region

Lagoon Bay Camping Ground

Mahurangi Regional Park

Lagoon Bay Camping Ground

Mahurangi Regional Park

Boat access only

North IslandTaupo Region

Clements Road End Camping Ground

Clements Road End Campsite

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Clements Road End Campsite

Kaimanawa Forest Park