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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South IslandWest Coast

Cargills Road

Overnight Campervan Parking

Cargills Road

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandRuapehu

Tukino 2wd Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Tukino 2wd Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Just like camping on Mars!

South IslandCanterbury

Cust Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking

Cust Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandCanterbury

North IslandTaranaki

Dawson Falls Carparks

Egmont National Park - Overnight Campervan Parking

Dawson Falls Carparks

Egmont National Park - Overnight Campervan Parking

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South IslandSouthland

Winton

Overnight Campervan Parking

Winton

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandBay of Plenty

Rotary Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Rotary Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandHawkes Bay

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

North IslandBay of Plenty

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

North IslandWaikato

Jim Barnett Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Jim Barnett Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

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North IslandBay of Plenty

McMillan Road Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

McMillan Road Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandBay of Plenty

Omokoroa

Cooney Reserve - Overnight Campervan Parking

Omokoroa

Cooney Reserve - Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandNorthland

Parua Bay

Overnight Campervan Parking

Parua Bay

Overnight Campervan Parking

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

South IslandWanaka Region

Raspberry Flat Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Raspberry Flat Carpark

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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South IslandKaikoura Region

Jimmy Armers Beach, Kaikoura

Overnight Campervan Parking

Jimmy Armers Beach, Kaikoura

Overnight Campervan Parking

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 IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

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

Self Contained Vehicles only are allowed along the whole of Lake Pukaki.

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Springvale Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Springvale Park

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