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

Albion Street Carpark, Hawera

Overnight Campervan Parking

Albion Street Carpark, Hawera

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandSouthland

Lumsden Information Centre

Overnight Campervan Parking

Lumsden Information Centre

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandNorthland

Kowharewa Bay

Overnight Campervan Parking

Kowharewa Bay

Overnight Campervan Parking

Absolutely no tents are allowed

North IslandNorthland

Ocean Beach Carpark, Whangarei

Overnight Campervan Parking

Ocean Beach Carpark, Whangarei

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandNorthland

Reotahi

Overnight Campervan Parking

Reotahi

Overnight Campervan Parking

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North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

Spectacular Hukuwai Beach is 3km east of Opotiki, off SH35. The designated camping area is small, tucked between regenerating coastal bush and...

North IslandNorthland

North IslandNorthland

Matapouri, Wehiwehi Road Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Matapouri, Wehiwehi Road Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

Makorori Carpark, Gisborne

Overnight Campervan Parking

Makorori Carpark, Gisborne

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandNorthland

Manaia Walkway, Whangarei

Overnight Campervan Parking

Manaia Walkway, Whangarei

Overnight Campervan Parking

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South IslandWest Coast

South IslandCoastal Otago

Ocean View Reserve Carpark, Dunedin

Overnight Campervan Parking

Ocean View Reserve Carpark, Dunedin

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandWaikato

Onewhero Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking

Onewhero Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandNelson Region

Decks Reserve Carpark, Motueka

Overnight Campervan Parking

Decks Reserve Carpark, Motueka

Overnight Campervan Parking

NOTE - SUMMER SEASON 2020 Freedom Camping in Golden Bay has become very popular and many free sites are regularly full. Be prepared to stay in...

North IslandNorthland

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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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South IslandWest Coast

North IslandNorthland

Marsden Bay Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Marsden Bay Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandNelson Region

Waitapu River Bridge

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waitapu River Bridge

Overnight Campervan Parking

NOTE - SUMMER SEASON 2020 Freedom Camping in Golden Bay has become very popular and many free sites are regularly full. Be prepared to stay in...

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

Kaiti Beach

Freedom Camping

Kaiti Beach

Freedom Camping

North IslandTaranaki

Lake Rotomanu, New Plymouth

Overnight Campervan Parking

Lake Rotomanu, New Plymouth

Overnight Campervan Parking