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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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A great spot right on the beach.

Dotterel Point Overnight Campervan Parking - Pukehina

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

North IslandBay of PlentyTe Puke

Doc Visitor centre and Carpark
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Edward Baigent Reserve

North Beach, Westport - Overnight Campervan Parking

Beachfront Freedom Camping for Self Contained Vehicles only

South IslandWest CoastWestport

Wairau Diversion is a worth a diversion.

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

Tairua beach with Paku Hill in the background
Haumoana Domain Freedom Camping
Rays Rest - Beachfront Freedom Camping
The ponds from above
Camping - out west
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