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

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Totara Reserve - Camping

North IslandWaikato

Free camping on the Mangakino Recreation reserve on the shore of Lake Maraetai.

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South IslandMarlborough

Kenepuru Head Camping Ground

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

South IslandWest Coast

Slab Hut Creek Camping Ground

South IslandMarlborough

Blumine Island Camping Ground

Boat / Sea kayak access only

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South IslandWanaka Region

North IslandCoromandel

Photo taken from the terrace

5 minute walk to the idyllic Whangapoua Beach! The Gateway to the iconic New Chums Beach.

North IslandCoromandel

Trestle View Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

Trestle View Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

Avoid Camping Fines!

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North IslandCoromandel

North IslandNorthland

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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North IslandNorthland

Cable Bay Campsite

Urupukapuka Island

Cable Bay Campsite

Urupukapuka Island

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Grassy area surrounded by native bush and a stream.

Anzac Park

Norsewood

Anzac Park

Norsewood

South IslandNelson Region

Great facilities

Buller Campground

Lake Rotoiti

Buller Campground

Lake Rotoiti

North IslandAuckland Region

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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 IslandWest Coast

$6 per person, per night.

South IslandNelson Region

North IslandWaikato

South IslandNelson Region

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