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 IslandQueenstown Region

Moke Lake

This is a scenic campsite in the Queenstown/Wakatipu area. This is a peaceful place beside a small lake.

South IslandQueenstown Region

Lake Sylvan Camping Ground

North IslandWairarapa

Cape Palliser

Ngawi Camping Area

Cape Palliser

Ngawi Camping Area

South IslandCoastal Otago

Glencoe Camping Ground

North IslandAuckland Region

Peninsula Camping Ground

Awhitu Regional Park

Peninsula Camping Ground

Awhitu Regional Park

Vehicle based beachside camping in Awhitu.

North IslandCoromandel

Port Jackson Recreation Reserve

Port Jackson Campsite

Northern Coromandel

Port Jackson Campsite

Northern Coromandel

South IslandCanterbury

Waihora Domain Camping Ground

South IslandNelson Region

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

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 IslandWest Coast

South IslandSouthland

Dunsdale Recreation Reserve

North IslandNorthland

Tapotupotu Bay

Tapotupotu Campsite

Aupouri Peninsula, Cape Reinga

Tapotupotu Campsite

Aupouri Peninsula, Cape Reinga

DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

Closed until further notice.

Maraehako Camping Ground

Closed until further notice.

Maraehako Camping Ground

North IslandBay of Plenty

Lake Aniwhenua

Overnight Campervan Parking

Lake Aniwhenua

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandSouthland

North IslandNorthland

Otamure Camping Ground - Whananaki

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

South IslandNelson Region

Totaranui Camping Ground

Large DOC campsite, basic facilities

North IslandWaikato

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

North IslandWellington Region