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 IslandTaranaki

Albion Street Carpark, Hawera

Overnight Campervan Parking

Albion Street Carpark, Hawera

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandSouthland

Lumsden Information Centre

Overnight Campervan Parking

Lumsden Information Centre

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandNorthland

Kowharewa Bay

Overnight Campervan Parking

Kowharewa Bay

Overnight Campervan Parking

Absolutely no tents are allowed

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North IslandNorthland

Reotahi

Overnight Campervan Parking

Reotahi

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandNorthland

Ocean Beach Carpark, Whangarei

Overnight Campervan Parking

Ocean Beach Carpark, Whangarei

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandOut East

Makorori Carpark, Gisborne

Overnight Campervan Parking

Makorori Carpark, Gisborne

Overnight Campervan Parking

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North IslandNorthland

South IslandCoastal Otago

Ocean View Reserve Carpark, Dunedin

Overnight Campervan Parking

Ocean View Reserve Carpark, Dunedin

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandNorthland

Manaia Walkway, Whangarei

Overnight Campervan Parking

Manaia Walkway, Whangarei

Overnight Campervan Parking

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South IslandWest Coast

Not operating, campers should attend a commercial campground

North IslandOut East

Spectacular Hukuwai Beach is 3km east of Opotiki, off SH35. The designated camping area is small, tucked between regenerating coastal bush and...

North IslandRotorua Region

Hamurana Reserve, Rotorua

Overnight Campervan Parking

Hamurana Reserve, Rotorua

Overnight Campervan Parking

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North IslandOut East

Kaiti Beach

Freedom Camping

Kaiti Beach

Freedom Camping

North IslandWaikato

Onewhero Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking

Onewhero Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandWest Coast

North IslandNorthland

Marsden Bay Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Marsden Bay Reserve

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 IslandNorthland

South IslandMarlborough

Renwick Domain Carpark

Freedom Camping

Renwick Domain Carpark

Freedom Camping

Freedom Camping in Wine Country

South IslandMarlborough

Collins Memorial Reserve

Koromiko - Overnight Campervan Parking

Collins Memorial Reserve

Koromiko - Overnight Campervan Parking

Maximum 12 Campers per night

North IslandHawkes Bay

Foreshore Reserve Carpark

Napier, Overnight Campervan Parking

Foreshore Reserve Carpark

Napier, Overnight Campervan Parking