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 IslandWaikato

South IslandSouthland

Fortrose

Boat Harbour Rd

Fortrose township - freedom camping area

Boat Harbour Rd

Fortrose township - freedom camping area

Freedom camping for self-contained campers in Fortrose

South IslandWest Coast

Welcome to The Strand

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

North IslandWaikato

Moanaroa Reserve

Lake Karapiro - Overnight Campervan Parking

Moanaroa Reserve

Lake Karapiro - Overnight Campervan Parking

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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.

North IslandWaikato

Horahora Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking

Horahora Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandSouthland

Winton

Overnight Campervan Parking

Winton

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandTaranaki

Doc Visitor centre and Carpark

North Egmont Carparks

Egmont National Park - Overnight Campervan Parking

North Egmont Carparks

Egmont National Park - 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.

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North IslandTaranaki

Tongaporutu

Overnight Campervan Parking

Tongaporutu

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandCoromandel

Waiponga Reserve, Opoutere

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waiponga Reserve, Opoutere

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandCoromandel

Royal Billy Point Reserve

Pauanui, Overnight Campervan Parking

Royal Billy Point Reserve

Pauanui, Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandCanterbury

Lake Camp

Overnight Campervan Parking

Lake Camp

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!

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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 IslandNorthland

Sandy Bay Carpark, Whangarei

Overnight Campervan Parking

Sandy Bay Carpark, Whangarei

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandCoromandel

Paku Drive, Tairua

Overnight Freedom Parking

Paku Drive, Tairua

Overnight Freedom Parking

North IslandHawkes Bay

Clifton Road Reserve - for self contained vehicles.

Clifton Road Reserve

Freedom Camping

Clifton Road Reserve

Freedom Camping

North IslandCoromandel

Tararu Beachfront North Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Tararu Beachfront North Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

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