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 IslandWest Coast

North IslandCoromandel

Port Jackson Recreation Reserve

Port Jackson Campsite

Northern Coromandel

Port Jackson Campsite

Northern Coromandel

South IslandWest Coast

Slab Hut Creek Camping Ground

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

North IslandAuckland Region

Home Bay - Motutapu Island Recreation Reserve

Home Bay, Motutapu Island Campsite

Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

Home Bay, Motutapu Island Campsite

Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

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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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South IslandMarlborough

Moetapu Bay Camping Ground

Camping only - Not suitable for Motorhomes or Caravans

North IslandCoromandel

CAMP OPENS FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

Orangihikoia Camping Ground

South IslandMarlborough

Harvey Bay Camping Ground

Harvey Bay Campsite

Tennyson Inlet

Harvey Bay Campsite

Tennyson Inlet

South IslandCanterbury

Lake Taylor Camping Ground

Lake Taylor Campsite

Lake Sumner Conservation Park

Lake Taylor Campsite

Lake Sumner Conservation Park

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North IslandWairarapa

Cape Palliser

Ngawi Camping Area

Cape Palliser

Ngawi Camping Area

South IslandMarlborough

Onamalutu Scenic Reserve

Onamalutu Campsite

Northbank of the Wairau River.

Onamalutu Campsite

Northbank of the Wairau River.

This campsite is set in a remnant podocarp forest. The start of the Wakamarina tramping track is 8 km away.

North IslandHawkes Bay

Beachside free camping at Te Paerahi Beach

South IslandWanaka Region

South IslandMarlborough

Blumine Island Camping Ground

Boat / Sea kayak access only

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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 IslandCanterbury

O'Neils Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

O'Neils Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandCanterbury

Waihora Domain Camping Ground

North IslandHawkes Bay

Waikare River Mouth Camping Ground

North IslandAuckland Region

Tents only. No campervans or caravans.

North IslandBay of Plenty

Lake Aniwhenua

Overnight Campervan Parking

Lake Aniwhenua

Overnight Campervan Parking