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

Waihi Beach Reserve, Hawera

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waihi Beach Reserve, Hawera

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!

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Timona Park

Timona Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Timona Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Large open park beside the river.

South IslandCentral Otago

Pinders Pond

Overnight Campervan Parking

Pinders Pond

Overnight Campervan Parking

Maximum 3 night stay

North IslandHawkes Bay

Balls Clearing Roadend Carpark

Balls Clearing Scenic Reserve - Overnight Campervan Parking

Balls Clearing Roadend Carpark

Balls Clearing Scenic Reserve - Overnight Campervan Parking

This reserve is the best place in Hawke’s Bay to experience a lowland podocarp forest.

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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 IslandWest Coast

Welcome to The Strand

North IslandNorthland

Sandy Bay Carpark, Whangarei

Overnight Campervan Parking

Sandy Bay Carpark, Whangarei

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

Water Front Freedom Camping. When you are driving eastward on SH2, Te Ahiaua (The Pipi beds) is the first place you can see the ocean.

South IslandSouthland

Fortrose on a great day!

Moray Terrace

Fortrose township - Overnight Campervan Parking

Moray Terrace

Fortrose township - Overnight Campervan Parking

Freedom camping in Fortrose township, Catlins, Southland

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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!

North IslandCoromandel

Tapu Domain and Beachfront Reserves

Overnight Campervan Parking

Tapu Domain and Beachfront Reserves

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandHawkes Bay

Clifton Road Reserve - for self contained vehicles.

Clifton Road Reserve

Freedom Camping

Clifton Road Reserve

Freedom Camping

South IslandCanterbury

Winchester Bridge

Overnight Campervan Parking

Winchester Bridge

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandCoromandel

Waiponga Reserve, Opoutere

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waiponga Reserve, Opoutere

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 IslandBay of Plenty

View of harbour from campsite

Port Ohope Boat Ramp

Overnight Campervan Parking

Port Ohope Boat Ramp

Overnight Campervan Parking

This one is a goody

North IslandCoromandel

Tararu Beachfront North Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Tararu Beachfront North Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandCoromandel

Royal Billy Point Reserve

Pauanui, Overnight Campervan Parking

Royal Billy Point Reserve

Pauanui, Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandWellington Region

Garden Rd Carpark

Raumati Beach - Overnight Campervan Parking

Garden Rd Carpark

Raumati Beach - Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandWairarapa

Lake Domain Reserve

South Wairarapa - Overnight Campervan Parking

Lake Domain Reserve

South Wairarapa - Overnight Campervan Parking