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 IslandTaranaki

Stratford Plateau (1172m)

Stratford Plateau Carparks

Egmont National Park - Overnight Campervan Parking

Stratford Plateau Carparks

Egmont National Park - Overnight Campervan Parking

Large carpark area with Alpine views

North IslandCoromandel

Waiponga Reserve, Opoutere

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waiponga Reserve, Opoutere

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!

North IslandCoromandel

Royal Billy Point Reserve

Pauanui, Overnight Campervan Parking

Royal Billy Point Reserve

Pauanui, Overnight Campervan Parking

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North IslandNorthland

Ocean Beach Carpark, Whangarei

Overnight Campervan Parking

Ocean Beach Carpark, Whangarei

Overnight Campervan Parking

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 IslandCoromandel

Omara Boat Ramp Reserve

Matarangi, Overnight Campervan Parking

Omara Boat Ramp Reserve

Matarangi, Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandHawkes Bay

Clive Ski Reserve - Freedom Camping

Clive Ski Reserve

Freedom Camping

Clive Ski Reserve

Freedom Camping

North IslandHawkes Bay

Clifton Road Reserve - for self contained vehicles.

Clifton Road Reserve

Freedom Camping

Clifton Road Reserve

Freedom Camping

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South IslandQueenstown Region

Crown Range Summit

Overnight Campervan Parking

Crown Range Summit

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.

North IslandCoromandel

Tararu Beachfront North Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Tararu Beachfront North Reserve

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...

North IslandBay of Plenty

Island View Esplanade Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Island View Esplanade Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Free-camping at Island View Esplanade Reserve on Tuna Ave, Waihi Beach

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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

Tapu Domain and Beachfront Reserves

Overnight Campervan Parking

Tapu Domain and Beachfront Reserves

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 IslandCoromandel

Little Bay Recreational Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Little Bay Recreational Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandBay of Plenty

Waitui Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waitui Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Freedom camping at Waitui Reserve near Tauranga

North IslandCoromandel

Paku Drive, Tairua

Overnight Freedom Parking

Paku Drive, Tairua

Overnight Freedom Parking