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 IslandNorthland

Whangarei Falls Scenic Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Whangarei Falls Scenic Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandBay of Plenty

South IslandQueenstown Region

Crown Range Summit

Overnight Campervan Parking

Crown Range Summit

Overnight Campervan Parking

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 the ocean. Located directly on the Dunes Trail, which is part of the Motu Trails.

North IslandWellington Region

Waimea Road Carpark

Waimea Road Beach Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waimea Road Beach Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

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North IslandHawkes Bay

Perfume Point Carpark, Napier

Overnight Campervan Parking

Perfume Point Carpark, Napier

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandCanterbury

Lake Camp

Overnight Campervan Parking

Lake Camp

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandAuckland Region

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Just past the bridge

South IslandKaikoura Region

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North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Pahiatua Golf Club

Overnight Campervan Parking

Pahiatua Golf Club

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandWest Coast

North IslandBay of Plenty

West End Carpark, Whakatane

Overnight Campervan Parking

West End Carpark, Whakatane

Overnight Campervan Parking

Camping at West End car park is prohibited between the beginning of the third week of December and 31 March.

North IslandBay of Plenty

Tuapiro Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Tuapiro Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Tuapiro point

North IslandWaikato

Horahora Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking

Horahora Domain

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

Onemana Beach Reserves

Onemana, Overnight Campervan Parking

Onemana Beach Reserves

Onemana, Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandBay of Plenty

TECT All Terrain Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

TECT All Terrain Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandWest Coast

Kokatahi Hotel

Overnight Campervan Parking

Kokatahi Hotel

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandSouthland

Find your spot

Alex McKenzie Arboretum, Otautau

Overnight Campervan Parking

Alex McKenzie Arboretum, Otautau

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!