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 IslandBay of Plenty

Omokoroa Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking

Omokoroa Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking

Freedom camping for campervans, motorhomes and RVs at Omokoroa Bay near Tauranga

North IslandCoromandel

Waiomu Domain Beachfront Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waiomu Domain Beachfront Reserve

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.

South IslandKaikoura Region

Jimmy Armers Beach, Kaikoura

Overnight Campervan Parking

Jimmy Armers Beach, Kaikoura

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandBay of Plenty

Waitui Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waitui Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Freedom camping at Waitui Reserve near Tauranga

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North IslandWaikato

Moanaroa Reserve

Lake Karapiro - Overnight Campervan Parking

Moanaroa Reserve

Lake Karapiro - Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandQueenstown Region

Glacier Burn Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Glacier Burn Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandSouthland

Fortrose

Boat Harbour Rd

Fortrose township - freedom camping area

Boat Harbour Rd

Fortrose township - freedom camping area

Freedom camping for self-contained campers in Fortrose

North IslandCoromandel

Brown Street, Thames

Overnight Campervan Parking

Brown Street, Thames

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandCoromandel

South End Reserves, Pauanui

Overnight Campervan Parking

South End Reserves, Pauanui

Overnight Campervan Parking

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North IslandWellington Region

Waimea Road Carpark

Waimea Road Beach Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waimea Road Beach Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandNorthland

Whangarei Falls Scenic Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Whangarei Falls Scenic Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandQueenstown Region

Crown Range Summit

Overnight Campervan Parking

Crown Range Summit

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandHawkes Bay

Perfume Point Carpark, Napier

Overnight Campervan Parking

Perfume Point Carpark, Napier

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandCanterbury

Lake Camp

Overnight Campervan Parking

Lake Camp

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 IslandAuckland Region

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Pahiatua Golf Club

Overnight Campervan Parking

Pahiatua Golf Club

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandKaikoura Region

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Just past the bridge

North IslandBay of Plenty

West End Carpark, Whakatane

Overnight Campervan Parking

West End Carpark, Whakatane

Overnight Campervan Parking

Camping at West End car park is prohibited between the beginning of the third week of December and 31 March.