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 IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Totara Reserve - Camping

North IslandNorthland

Cable Bay Campsite

Urupukapuka Island

Cable Bay Campsite

Urupukapuka Island

South IslandMarlborough

Kenepuru Head Camping Ground

At the head of Kenepuru Sound. A narrow winding road to get there but its worth it!

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North IslandCoromandel

Trestle View Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

Trestle View Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

South IslandCanterbury

Andrews Shelter

North IslandTaranaki

Wai-inu Beach is a beautifiul and expansive beach campsite in South Taranaki. Costs are $5.00 per site March to November (honesty system applies...

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South IslandWest Coast

$6 per person, per night.

North IslandWairarapa

Cape Palliser

Ngawi Camping Area

Cape Palliser

Ngawi Camping Area

South IslandWanaka Region

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North IslandCoromandel

Fletcher Bay Camping Ground

Fletcher Bay Campsite

Northern Coromandel

Fletcher Bay Campsite

Northern Coromandel

South IslandCanterbury

Peel Forest Campground

Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve

Peel Forest Campground

Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve

South IslandNelson Region

Great facilities

Buller Campground

Lake Rotoiti

Buller Campground

Lake Rotoiti

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North IslandWairarapa

Waiohine campground is surrounded by native bush.

Waiohine Gorge Campsite

Tararua Forest Park

Waiohine Gorge Campsite

Tararua Forest Park

North IslandBay of Plenty

South IslandCanterbury

Orari Gorge Camping Ground

South IslandCanterbury

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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

North IslandAuckland Region

South IslandWest Coast

Slab Hut Creek Camping Ground

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

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