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Waiponga Reserve, Opoutere

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandCoromandelWhangamata

Waiomu Domain Beachfront Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandCoromandelThames

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Summertime bliss

Rankers Koha

Freedom Camping

Freedom Camping by the river

South IslandNelson RegionMotueka

Pahoia Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking

Free-camping for self-contained campervans and motorhomes, 30 minutes north of Tauranga

North IslandBay of PlentyKatikati

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Ohingaroa, Kenepuru Sounds

Overnight Campervan Parking

Hamiltons Gap

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandAuckland RegionPukekohe

Island View Esplanade Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Free-camping at Island View Esplanade Reserve on Tuna Ave, Waihi Beach

North IslandBay of PlentyWaihi

Anzac Bay, Bowentown Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandBay of PlentyWaihi

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Tuapiro Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Tuapiro point

North IslandBay of PlentyWaihi

Keeleys Landing

Freedom Camping

North IslandWaikatoCambridge

South IslandSouthlandInvercargill

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Chinamans Bluff

Mount / Mt Aspiring National Park - Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandWanaka RegionWanaka

Tararu Beachfront North Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandCoromandelThames

Self containment

Alex McKenzie Arboretum, Otautau

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandSouthlandInvercargill

Traveller Tip

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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

McMillan Road Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandBay of PlentyKatikati

No special effects that colour is real

The Pines

Lake Pukaki Freedom Camping - Hayman Road

Freedom Camping on the side of Lake Pukaki

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzieTwizel

Dawson Falls Carparks

Egmont National Park - Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandTaranakiMt Taranaki

Patiti Point

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandCanterburyTimaru

Tangiora Avenue

Whangapoua, Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandCoromandelWhitianga

It doesn't get much more amazing... Lake Pukaki

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzieTwizel