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

Tanners Point Utility Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Tanners Point Utility Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Campervan and motorhome free camping spot at Tanners Reserve

South IslandWest Coast

Welcome to The Strand

North IslandCoromandel

Tararu Beachfront North Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Tararu Beachfront North Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandBay of Plenty

Motunau Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Motunau Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandNorthland

Reotahi

Overnight Campervan Parking

Reotahi

Overnight Campervan Parking

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North IslandWaikato

Arapuni Landing

Lake Arapuni - Freedom Camping

Arapuni Landing

Lake Arapuni - Freedom Camping

North IslandWaikato

Te Kauwhata Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking

Te Kauwhata Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

Makorori Carpark, Gisborne

Overnight Campervan Parking

Makorori Carpark, Gisborne

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!

South IslandSouthland

Find your spot

Alex McKenzie Arboretum, Otautau

Overnight Campervan Parking

Alex McKenzie Arboretum, Otautau

Overnight Campervan Parking

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North IslandBay of Plenty

Tuapiro Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Tuapiro Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Tuapiro point

North IslandHawkes Bay

Puketapu Domain

Freedom Camping

Puketapu Domain

Freedom Camping

South IslandWest Coast

Beach Road, Kakapothahi

Overnight Campervan Parking

Beach Road, Kakapothahi

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandCoromandel

Brown Street, Thames

Overnight Campervan Parking

Brown Street, Thames

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandTaranaki

Waihi Beach Reserve, Hawera

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waihi Beach Reserve, Hawera

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 IslandCoromandel

Waiponga Reserve, Opoutere

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waiponga Reserve, Opoutere

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandTaranaki

Stratford Plateau (1172m)

Stratford Plateau Carparks

Egmont National Park - Overnight Campervan Parking

Stratford Plateau Carparks

Egmont National Park - Overnight Campervan Parking

Large carpark area with Alpine views

South IslandCanterbury

Lake Camp

Overnight Campervan Parking

Lake Camp

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandCoromandel

Royal Billy Point Reserve

Pauanui, Overnight Campervan Parking

Royal Billy Point Reserve

Pauanui, Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandWairarapa

Not a huge carpark, but what a location:)

Castlepoint Carpark

Castlepoint Scenic Reserve - Overnight Campervan Parking

Castlepoint Carpark

Castlepoint Scenic Reserve - Overnight Campervan Parking

One of the most spectacular sites along the Wairarapa coastline!