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 IslandMarlborough

Moetapu Bay Camping Ground

Camping only - Not suitable for Motorhomes or Caravans

South IslandWest Coast

Slab Hut Creek Camping Ground

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

Orangihikoia Camping Ground

South IslandMarlborough

Blumine Island Camping Ground

Boat / Sea kayak access only

North IslandNorthland

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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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North IslandWairarapa

Holdsworth Camping Ground - Tararua Forest Park

South IslandCanterbury

O'Neils Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

O'Neils Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandWaikato

South IslandNelson Region

Kerr Bay Campsite

Lake Rotoiti

Kerr Bay Campsite

Lake Rotoiti

Kerr Bay Campsite is next to Lake Rotoiti, surrounded by beech forest, with a boat launching ramp nearby.

South IslandMarlborough

Harvey Bay Camping Ground

Harvey Bay Campsite

Tennyson Inlet

Harvey Bay Campsite

Tennyson Inlet

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North IslandWairarapa

Corner Creek Camping Ground

Corner Creek Campsite

Rimutaka Forest Park

Corner Creek Campsite

Rimutaka Forest Park

North IslandBay of Plenty

Lake Aniwhenua

Overnight Campervan Parking

Lake Aniwhenua

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandAuckland Region

Tents only. No campervans or caravans.

South IslandCoastal Otago

Glencoe Camping Ground

South IslandNelson Region

Siberia Camping Ground

Siberia Flat Campsite

Kahurangi National Park

Siberia Flat Campsite

Kahurangi National Park

DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

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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 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

North IslandWellington Region

Brewtown Upper Hutt is a craft beer lovers dream come true! Stay with us.

North IslandCoromandel

Port Jackson Recreation Reserve

Port Jackson Campsite

Northern Coromandel

Port Jackson Campsite

Northern Coromandel

South IslandNelson Region

Camp next to the river at the head of the reservoir.

South IslandSouthland

Dunsdale Recreation Reserve