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

North IslandCoromandel

Royal Billy Point Reserve

Pauanui, Overnight Campervan Parking

Royal Billy Point Reserve

Pauanui, Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandHawkes Bay

Perfume Point Carpark, Napier

Overnight Campervan Parking

Perfume Point Carpark, Napier

Overnight Campervan Parking

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South IslandWest Coast

Cargills Road

Overnight Campervan Parking

Cargills Road

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandBay of Plenty

Goldfields Railway

Overnight Campervan Parking

Goldfields Railway

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandHawkes Bay

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

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North IslandBay of Plenty

View of harbour from campsite

Port Ohope Boat Ramp

Overnight Campervan Parking

Port Ohope Boat Ramp

Overnight Campervan Parking

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South IslandCanterbury

Cust Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking

Cust Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandOut East

Pilot Hill Carpark

Wairoa, Freedom Camping Site

Pilot Hill Carpark

Wairoa, Freedom Camping Site

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North IslandBay of Plenty

McMillan Road Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

McMillan Road Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandCoromandel

Waiponga Reserve, Opoutere

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waiponga Reserve, Opoutere

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandTaranaki

Dawson Falls Carparks

Egmont National Park - Overnight Campervan Parking

Dawson Falls Carparks

Egmont National Park - Overnight Campervan Parking

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North IslandBay of Plenty

Omokoroa

Cooney Reserve - Overnight Campervan Parking

Omokoroa

Cooney Reserve - Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Timona Park

Timona Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Timona Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Large open park beside the river.

North IslandCoromandel

Waipatukahu Point Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waipatukahu Point Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandCentral Otago

Gabriels Gully Historic Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Gabriels Gully Historic Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Stand on the spot where gold rush history was made in New Zealand!

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Victoria Slater

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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 IslandTaranaki

Waihi Beach Reserve, Hawera

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waihi Beach Reserve, Hawera

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandWaikato

Jim Barnett Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Jim Barnett Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandQueenstown Region

Chinamans Bluff

Mount / Mt Aspiring National Park - Overnight Campervan Parking

Chinamans Bluff

Mount / Mt Aspiring National Park - Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Bartlett's Ford Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Bartlett's Ford Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking