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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South IslandSouthland

Kruger Street, Balfour

Overnight Campervan Parking

Kruger Street, Balfour

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Herlihy Access

Herlihy Reserve

Overnight Freedom Camping

Herlihy Reserve

Overnight Freedom Camping

Scenic river edge stopover

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Club Hotel Pahiatua

Overnight Campervan Parking

Club Hotel Pahiatua

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Te Rehunga Hall

Overnight Campervan Parking

Te Rehunga Hall

Overnight Campervan Parking

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North IslandNorthland

Whananaki North

Overnight Campervan Parking

Whananaki North

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandBay of Plenty

Katikati

Hunter Estate Reserve - Overnight Campervan Parking

Katikati

Hunter Estate Reserve - Overnight Campervan Parking

A free camping area south of Katikati on SH2

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Rangiwahia Overnight Parking

Rangiwahia Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking

Rangiwahia Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandQueenstown Region

Greenstone River Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Greenstone River Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

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South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Lake Opuha

Hayes Road

Lake Opuha

Hayes Road

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

North IslandWellington Region

Waikane Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waikane Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandBay of Plenty

Katikati

Haiku Park - Overnight Campervan Parking

Katikati

Haiku Park - Overnight Campervan Parking

Overnight freedom camping for certified self-contained campervans/motorhome/RVs in Katikati

North IslandTaranaki

Arawhata Road Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Arawhata Road Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandQueenstown Region

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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 IslandTaranaki

Hurst Park (Railway Reserve), Opunake

Overnight Campervan Parking

Hurst Park (Railway Reserve), Opunake

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandBay of Plenty

Waipuna Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waipuna Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandTaranaki

Opunake Lake Carpark, Opunake

Overnight Campervan Parking

Opunake Lake Carpark, Opunake

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandTaranaki

Manaia Domain Carpark, Manaia

Overnight Campervan Parking

Manaia Domain Carpark, Manaia

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandBay of Plenty

Tye Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Tye Park

Overnight Campervan Parking