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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 Island > Mount Cook - MacKenzie > Twizel

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

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A great spot right on the beach.
Right by the beach. Great Spot.

Dotterel Point Overnight Campervan Parking - Pukehina

Freedom camping for self-contained campers at Dotterel Point in Puekehina

North Island > Bay of Plenty > Te Puke

Doc Visitor centre and Carpark
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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

The bridge at Clearwater Stream
Lots of space to kick a ball around.
Camping - out west
Rays Rest - Beachfront Freedom Camping
Great waves to be found here

Meatworks Beachfront - Kaikoura Freedom Camping

Freedom Camping on the doorstep of the Pacific Ocean

South Island > Kaikoura Region > Kaikoura

Edward Baigent Reserve
By the river with Kaikoura Ranges in the background.