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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 IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

No special effects that colour is real

The Pines

Lake Pukaki Freedom Camping - Hayman Road

The Pines

Lake Pukaki Freedom Camping - Hayman Road

Freedom Camping on the side of Lake Pukaki

North IslandCoromandel

Waiomu Domain Beachfront Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waiomu Domain Beachfront Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

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

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North IslandCoromandel

Tapu Domain and Beachfront Reserves

Overnight Campervan Parking

Tapu Domain and Beachfront Reserves

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandCanterbury

Lake Camp

Overnight Campervan Parking

Lake Camp

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandTaranaki

Dawson Falls Carparks

Egmont National Park - Overnight Campervan Parking

Dawson Falls Carparks

Egmont National Park - Overnight Campervan Parking

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North IslandHawkes Bay

Mohi Bush Picnic Area

Mohi Bush Scenic Reserve - Overnight Campervan Parking

Mohi Bush Picnic Area

Mohi Bush Scenic Reserve - Overnight Campervan Parking

Mohi Bush is considered the best reserve on the Maraetotara Plateau for people to explore.

South IslandMarlborough

Ohauparuparu Bay

Kenepuru Sound - Overnight Campervan Parking

Ohauparuparu Bay

Kenepuru Sound - Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandWaikato

Arapuni Landing

Lake Arapuni - Freedom Camping

Arapuni Landing

Lake Arapuni - Freedom Camping

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South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Lake Opuha

Bennetts Road

Lake Opuha

Bennetts Road

No camping allowed between 23rd of Dec till second Monday of Jan. Max. 3 nights.

South IslandCoastal Otago

Waikouaiti

Overnight Self Contained Campervan Parking

Waikouaiti

Overnight Self Contained Campervan Parking

North IslandCoromandel

Waiomu Valley Old Campground

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waiomu Valley Old Campground

Overnight Campervan Parking

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North IslandBay of Plenty

Motunau Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Motunau Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandWest Coast

Cobden Beachfront, Greymouth

Overnight Campervan Parking

Cobden Beachfront, Greymouth

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 IslandNorthland

Kowharewa Bay

Overnight Campervan Parking

Kowharewa Bay

Overnight Campervan Parking

Absolutely no tents are allowed

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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 IslandCoastal Otago

Long Beach Domain

Overnight self-contained Campervan Parking

Long Beach Domain

Overnight self-contained Campervan Parking

North IslandCoromandel

Egans Park Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Egans Park Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandNorthland

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Timona Park

Timona Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Timona Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Large open park beside the river.

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