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 IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

The Lakes

Waitangi Campground

Lake Aviemore

Waitangi Campground

Lake Aviemore

North IslandCoromandel

Kaeppeli's B&B

Overnight Campervan Parking

Kaeppeli's B&B

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandMarlborough

Putanui Point Scenic Reserve

Boat access only

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North IslandTaupo Region

Army Road Camping Ground - Kaimanawa Forest Park

Army Road Campsite

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Army Road Campsite

Kaimanawa Forest Park

South IslandCoastal Otago

North IslandWairarapa

Alfredton Community Centre

Overnight Campervan Parking

Alfredton Community Centre

Overnight Campervan Parking

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North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Bridge Cafe

Overnight Campervan Parking

Bridge Cafe

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Herbertville Coast

Overnight Campervan Parking

Herbertville Coast

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandWairarapa

Avoid Camping Fines!

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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South IslandMarlborough

Waiona Bay, Deep Bay Scenic Reserve

Waiona Bay Campsite

Outer Pelorus Sound

Waiona Bay Campsite

Outer Pelorus Sound

Boat access only

North IslandAuckland Region

Basic campsite located by an old logging tramway tunnel south of Karekare.

South IslandMarlborough

Penguin Bay Camping Ground

Penguin Bay Campsite

D'Urville Island

Penguin Bay Campsite

D'Urville Island

Boat access only

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South IslandMarlborough

Pipi Beach in Pelorus Sound

Pipi Beach Campsite

Pelorus Sound

Pipi Beach Campsite

Pelorus Sound

Boat or sea kayak access only

South IslandMarlborough

Black Rock Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound/Tōtaranui area

Black Rock Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound/Tōtaranui area

South IslandFiordland

Brod Bay Campsite

Fiordland National Park

Brod Bay 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

Bartletts Creek/Quartz Creek

Overnight Campervan Parking

Bartletts Creek/Quartz Creek

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandMarlborough

Kumutoto Bay Scenic Reserve

Kumutoto Bay Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound/Tōtaranui area

Kumutoto Bay Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound/Tōtaranui area

A sheltered east facing bay with a short walk, boating, water skiing and fishing opportunities close by.

North IslandAuckland Region

Lagoon Bay Camping Ground

Mahurangi Regional Park

Lagoon Bay Camping Ground

Mahurangi Regional Park

Boat access only

South IslandFiordland

Iris Burn Campsite

Fiordland National Park

Iris Burn Campsite

Fiordland National Park