Freedom Camping

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Freedom Camping

Expect no facilities. Generally for self contained vehicles only. Check our notes for details.

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North IslandTaranaki

Wairoa Reserve

Long Beach/Cave Beach Access, Waverley - Overnight Campervan Parking

Wairoa Reserve

Long Beach/Cave Beach Access, Waverley - Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandWest Coast

Cargills Road

Overnight Campervan Parking

Cargills Road

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandCanterbury

Cust Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking

Cust Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandWairarapa

Good swimming and nice bush!

North IslandRuapehu

Tukino 2wd Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Tukino 2wd Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Just like camping on Mars!

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North IslandTaranaki

Dawson Falls Carparks

Egmont National Park - Overnight Campervan Parking

Dawson Falls Carparks

Egmont National Park - Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandHawkes Bay

Haumoana Domain Freedom Camping

Haumoana Domain

Freedom Camping

Haumoana Domain

Freedom Camping

South IslandCanterbury

Otira Hotel

Overnight Campervan Parking

Otira Hotel

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandHawkes Bay

Free camping for self-contained campers at Central Hawkes Bay's Kairakau Beach

North IslandBay of Plenty

Rotary Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Rotary Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

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South IslandCanterbury

South IslandSouthland

Please leave the site as you found it, especially take rubbish away and no toilet paper in the bushes.

South IslandSouthland

Winton

Overnight Campervan Parking

Winton

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandWaikato

Jim Barnett Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Jim Barnett Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandBay of Plenty

McMillan Road Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

McMillan Road Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

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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 IslandBay of Plenty

Freedom camping for self-contained campers at Dotterel Point in Puekehina

North IslandBay of Plenty

Omokoroa

Cooney Reserve - Overnight Campervan Parking

Omokoroa

Cooney Reserve - Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandNorthland

Kowharewa Bay

Overnight Campervan Parking

Kowharewa Bay

Overnight Campervan Parking

Absolutely no tents are allowed

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

No special effects that colour is real

The Pines

Lake Pukaki Overnight Campervan Parking - Hayman Road

The Pines

Lake Pukaki Overnight Campervan Parking - Hayman Road

Self Contained Vehicles Only in Lake Pukaki

North IslandNorthland

Ocean Beach Carpark, Whangarei

Overnight Campervan Parking

Ocean Beach Carpark, Whangarei

Overnight Campervan Parking