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 IslandOut East

Open grassy area and toilet.

Opoutama Beach Reserve, Mahia

Freedom Camping Site

Opoutama Beach Reserve, Mahia

Freedom Camping Site

Freedom Camp right next to Opoutama Beach

North IslandCoromandel

Tararu Beachfront North Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Tararu Beachfront North Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandCoromandel

Royal Billy Point Reserve

Pauanui, Overnight Campervan Parking

Royal Billy Point Reserve

Pauanui, Overnight Campervan Parking

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North IslandCoromandel

Waiponga Reserve, Opoutere

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waiponga Reserve, Opoutere

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandMarlborough

Anakiwa Village Green

Overnight Campervan Parking

Anakiwa Village Green

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandCanterbury

Winchester Bridge

Overnight Campervan Parking

Winchester Bridge

Overnight Campervan Parking

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South IslandCanterbury

Lake Camp

Overnight Campervan Parking

Lake Camp

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandTaupo Region

Hinemaiaia Reserve Carparks

Overnight Campervan Parking

Hinemaiaia Reserve Carparks

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandKaikoura Region

Jimmy Armers Beach, Kaikoura

Overnight Campervan Parking

Jimmy Armers Beach, Kaikoura

Overnight Campervan Parking

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South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

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

Self Contained Vehicles only are allowed along the whole of Lake Pukaki.

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 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.

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South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Just past the bridge

North IslandHawkes Bay

Clifton Road Reserve - for self contained vehicles.

Clifton Road Reserve

Freedom Camping

Clifton Road Reserve

Freedom Camping

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

South IslandQueenstown Region

Crown Range Summit

Overnight Campervan Parking

Crown Range Summit

Overnight Campervan Parking

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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 IslandTaranaki

Waihi Beach Reserve, Hawera

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waihi Beach Reserve, Hawera

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandBay of Plenty

Waitui Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waitui Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Freedom camping at Waitui Reserve near Tauranga

South IslandMarlborough

Double Bay

Mahau Sound - Overnight Campervan Parking

Double Bay

Mahau Sound - Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandWellington Region

Garden Rd Carpark

Raumati Beach - Overnight Campervan Parking

Garden Rd Carpark

Raumati Beach - Overnight Campervan Parking