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

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Alex McKenzie Arboretum, Otautau

Overnight Campervan Parking

Alex McKenzie Arboretum, Otautau

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandHawkes Bay

Clive Ski Reserve - Freedom Camping

Clive Ski Reserve

Freedom Camping

Clive Ski Reserve

Freedom Camping

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 IslandWellington Region

Waikanae River Mouth. Top freedom camping!

Waikanae River Mouth

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waikanae River Mouth

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandWaikato

Arapuni Landing

Lake Arapuni - Freedom Camping

Arapuni Landing

Lake Arapuni - Freedom Camping

South IslandWest Coast

Cobden Beachfront, Greymouth

Overnight Campervan Parking

Cobden Beachfront, Greymouth

Overnight Campervan Parking

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North IslandCoromandel

Omara Boat Ramp Reserve

Matarangi, Overnight Campervan Parking

Omara Boat Ramp Reserve

Matarangi, Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandWaikato

North IslandHawkes Bay

Puketapu Domain

Freedom Camping

Puketapu Domain

Freedom Camping

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South IslandCanterbury

Duvauchelle

Overnight Campervan Parking

Duvauchelle

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandOut East

Open grassy area and toilet.

Opoutama Beach Reserve, Mahia

Freedom Camping Site

Opoutama Beach Reserve, Mahia

Freedom Camping Site

Freedom Camp right next to Opoutama Beach

North IslandCoromandel

Tararu Beachfront North Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Tararu Beachfront North Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

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North IslandCoromandel

Waiponga Reserve, Opoutere

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waiponga Reserve, Opoutere

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandNorthland

Kowharewa Bay

Overnight Campervan Parking

Kowharewa Bay

Overnight Campervan Parking

Absolutely no tents are allowed

North IslandOut East

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 IslandMarlborough

Anakiwa Village Green

Overnight Campervan Parking

Anakiwa Village Green

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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South IslandCanterbury

Winchester Bridge

Overnight Campervan Parking

Winchester Bridge

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandCanterbury

Lake Camp

Overnight Campervan Parking

Lake Camp

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandTaupo Region

Hinemaiaia Reserve Carparks

Overnight Campervan Parking

Hinemaiaia Reserve Carparks

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandKaikoura Region

Jimmy Armers Beach, Kaikoura

Overnight Campervan Parking

Jimmy Armers Beach, Kaikoura

Overnight Campervan Parking