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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South IslandSouthland

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Alex McKenzie Arboretum, Otautau

Overnight Campervan Parking

Alex McKenzie Arboretum, Otautau

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandWaikato

Te Kauwhata Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking

Te Kauwhata Domain

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandSouthland

Fortrose on a great day!

Moray Terrace

Fortrose township - Overnight Campervan Parking

Moray Terrace

Fortrose township - Overnight Campervan Parking

Freedom camping in Fortrose township, Catlins, Southland

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South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Lake Poaka Campsite

Lake Poaka Conservation Area - Overnight Campervan Parking

Lake Poaka Campsite

Lake Poaka Conservation Area - Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandNorthland

Woolleys Bay, Western Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Woolleys Bay, Western Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandSouthland

Please leave the site as you found it, especially take rubbish away and no toilet paper in the bushes.

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South IslandCoastal Otago

Warrington Reserve

Overnight Self Contained Campervans, Tents allowed

Warrington Reserve

Overnight Self Contained Campervans, Tents allowed

Overnight camping in self-contained vehicles and tents.

North IslandNorthland

Tamaterau

Overnight Campervan Parking

Tamaterau

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandSouthland

Monkey Island, Orepuki

Overnight Campervan Parking and Walk

Monkey Island, Orepuki

Overnight Campervan Parking and Walk

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North IslandNorthland

Waipu Caves

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waipu Caves

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandSouthland

Weirs Beach Recreation Reserve

Haldane - freedom camping area

Weirs Beach Recreation Reserve

Haldane - freedom camping area

Freedom camping at Weirs Beach in the Catlins, Southland

South IslandSouthland

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North IslandWellington Region

Kimberley Reserve, Levin

Overnight Campervan Parking

Kimberley Reserve, Levin

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandNorthland

Sandy Bay Carpark, Whangarei

Overnight Campervan Parking

Sandy Bay Carpark, Whangarei

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandMarlborough

Small Reserve located on the Nelson side of Rai Valley at the turn off to Pelorus Sound.

North IslandTaranaki

Middleton Bay Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Middleton Bay Carpark

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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South IslandMarlborough

Alfred Stream Reserve

Alfred Stream Reserve

Overnight Parking - Rai Valley

Alfred Stream Reserve

Overnight Parking - Rai Valley

North IslandWairarapa

North IslandTaranaki

Halse Place, Opunake

Overnight Campervan Parking

Halse Place, Opunake

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandTaranaki

Mana Bay, Patea Beach

Overnight Campervan Parking

Mana Bay, Patea Beach

Overnight Campervan Parking