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No special effects that colour is real

The Pines

Lake Pukaki Freedom Camping - Hayman Road

Freedom Camping on the side of Lake Pukaki

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzieTwizel

It doesn't get much more amazing... Lake Pukaki

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Your host, Murray, will ensure you are made welcome to Donegal House Irish Hotel - Accommodation, Meals and Bar.

South IslandKaikoura RegionKaikoura


Five Mile Bay Recreation Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandTaupo RegionTaupo

Rays Rest - Beachfront Freedom Camping

Iveagh Bay

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandWest CoastGreymouth

Wairau Diversion is a worth a diversion.

Wairau Diversion Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandMarlboroughBlenheim

The ponds from above

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Clifton Road Reserve - for self contained vehicles.

Clifton Road Reserve

Freedom Camping

North IslandHawkes BayTe Awanga

Waikanae River Mouth. Top freedom camping!

Waikanae River Mouth

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandWellington RegionWaikanae

Doc Visitor centre and Carpark

North Egmont Carparks

Egmont National Park - Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandTaranakiMt Taranaki

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Over looking the estuary

Waikawa Recreation Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waikawa Recreation Reserve is A-OK for overnight free-camping

South IslandSouthlandOwaka

Edward Baigent Reserve

North River Bank

Otaki Beach - Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandWellington RegionOtaki

Traveller Tip

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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

Pristine conditions

Lake Opuha

Bennetts Road

No camping allowed between 23rd of Dec till second Monday of Jan. Max. 3 nights.

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzieFairlie

Great waves to be found here

Meatworks Beachfront

Kaikoura Freedom Camping

Freedom Camping on the doorstep of the Pacific Ocean

South IslandKaikoura RegionKaikoura

Jack Bay, The Catlins

Jacks Bay

Catlins - Overnight Campervan Parking

From Jacks Bay you can walk to one of the Catlins' longstanding attractions, the often spectacular Jacks Blowhole

South IslandSouthlandOwaka

North IslandCoromandelCoromandel Town

Lowburn Harbour

Overnight Campervan Parking

Self-contained campers only

South IslandCentral OtagoCromwell

Waterfront Camping. Nice!

Owhiro Bay, Wellington

Overnight Campervan Parking

Beachfront Freedom Camping away from the city

North IslandWellington RegionWellington