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

Waikaia

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waikaia

Overnight Campervan Parking

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North IslandOut East

War Memorial Park, Wairoa

Freedom Camping Site

War Memorial Park, Wairoa

Freedom Camping Site

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South IslandSouthland

Hulme Street, Otautau

Overnight Campervan Parking

Hulme Street, Otautau

Overnight Campervan Parking

Avoid Camping Fines!

Each camping location is approved by a regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

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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

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North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Rangiwahia Overnight Parking

Rangiwahia Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking

Rangiwahia 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 IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Camp in a clearing in the forest near Tamaki West River.