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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South IslandCanterbury

Boyle Campsite

Lake Sumner Forest Park

Boyle Campsite

Lake Sumner Forest Park

South IslandQueenstown Region

Moke Lake Camping Ground

DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

South IslandCanterbury

Orari Gorge Camping Ground

North IslandOut East

Orangihikoia Camping Ground

North IslandOut East

Te Pakau (Eight Acre) Camping Ground

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North IslandBay of Plenty

One of the various camping areas

Lakeside camping near fantastic waterfall

North IslandCoromandel

Port Jackson Recreation Reserve

Port Jackson Campsite

Northern Coromandel

Port Jackson Campsite

Northern Coromandel

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Grassy area surrounded by native bush and a stream.

Anzac Park

Norsewood

Anzac Park

Norsewood

North IslandCoromandel

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South IslandNelson Region

Chill out at the Coldwater Stream Campsite
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North IslandOut East

North IslandWairarapa

Bucks Road Camping Ground

Bucks Road Campsite

Tararua Forest Park

Bucks Road Campsite

Tararua Forest Park

North IslandWaikato

South IslandSouthland

Fishing at Tawanui Camping Ground

Tawanui Campsite

Catlins Coast

Tawanui Campsite

Catlins Coast

South IslandWest Coast

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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

Blumine Island Camping Ground

Boat / Sea kayak access only

South IslandWanaka Region

North IslandOut East

Camp at the shore of Lake Waikaremoana in a secluded bay with stunning views. This is a popular campsite and a good base for lake activities.

South IslandCoastal Otago

Glencoe Camping Ground

South IslandCanterbury

O'Neils Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

O'Neils Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking