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 IslandOut East

Waipiro Bay Freedom Camping

Waipiro Bay Domain

Waipiro Bay Freedom Camping

Waipiro Bay Domain

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North IslandOut East

Waipiro Bay Freedom Camping

Mcllroys Beach end

Waipiro Bay Freedom Camping

Mcllroys Beach end

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North IslandAuckland Region

Motuora Island Recreation Reserve

Motuora (Island) Campsite

Motuora Recreation Reserve

Motuora (Island) Campsite

Motuora Recreation Reserve

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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North IslandRuapehu

Maharanui Campsite

Whanganui National Park

Maharanui Campsite

Whanganui National Park

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Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

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North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Mangapapa Campsite

Whanganui National Park

Mangapapa Campsite

Whanganui 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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North IslandRuapehu

Mangapurua Campsite

Whanganui National Park

Mangapurua Campsite

Whanganui National Park