South Island

Nelson Region

This region is like a hippy with flash shoes. Drunk on sunshine. Replenish, reflect, restock & relax. Then relive the 70's and head down the one way street called Golden Bay, it won't let you down.

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An oasis by the river

An oasis by the river

We were designed & built with the traveller in mind.

OPEN for 2019-20 - Gates close 8.30pm!

Chill out at the Coldwater Stream Campsite
Great facilities

Buller Campground

Lake Rotoiti

Buller Campground

Lake Rotoiti

Totaranui Camping Ground

Large DOC campsite, basic facilities

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Kina Beach

NOTE - SUMMER SEASON 2020 Freedom Camping in Golden Bay has become very popular and many free sites are regularly full. Be prepared to stay in...

Camp next to the river at the head of the reservoir.
Bethany Park to Kaiteriteri Beach

Escape to the beauty and adventure of Kaiteriteri. Near the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park and neighbouring the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park is a special place for families and travellers alike, a spacious holiday Park with sites and cabins.

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Cannon Downs Camping Ground

Canaan Downs Campsite

Canaan Downs Scenic Reserve

Canaan Downs Campsite

Canaan Downs Scenic Reserve

Remote DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

Heated swimming pool

Motueka is the gateway to Abel Tasman National Park!

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Mosquito Bay

Mosquito Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Mosquito Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

Watering Cove Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Watering Cove Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Mutton Cove Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Mutton Cove Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

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Tonga Island just across from the campsite

Tonga Quarry Camping

Abel Tasman National Park

Tonga Quarry Camping

Abel Tasman National Park

DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

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Hannah Clark

United Kingdom

The northern part of the Abel Tasman walk between Awaroa and Mutton Cove is paradise within a paradise!

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Apple Tree Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Apple Tree Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

W F Moss Scenic Reserve Picnic Area

Overnight Campervan Parking

W F Moss Scenic Reserve Picnic Area

Overnight Campervan Parking

Closest Freedom Camping to the Abel Tasman

Anapai Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Anapai Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Anatori Beach

*** POSSIBLY CLOSED FROM OCTOBER 2019 ***

Wakatu Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Wakatu Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

This camping site is still open - please refer to the covid19.govt.nz website for the latest government advice.

Welcome to the Maitai Valley Motor Camp!

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Julia May

Germany

Nice and very quiet beach at Patons Rock (north of Takaka).

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Kerr Bay - can be busy!!

Kerr Bay Campsite

Lake Rotoiti

Kerr Bay Campsite

Lake Rotoiti

Buxton Square Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Buxton Square Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

This camping site is still open - please refer to the covid19.govt.nz website for the latest government advice.

Isel Park, Main Road Stoke Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Isel Park, Main Road Stoke Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

This camping site is still open - please refer to the covid19.govt.nz website for the latest government advice.

Anatoki Salmon Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Anatoki Salmon Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Go Mot!!

Port Motueka Beach Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Port Motueka Beach Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

NOTE - SUMMER SEASON 2020 Freedom Camping in Golden Bay has become very popular and many free sites are regularly full. Be prepared to stay in...

Angelus Hut campsite

Nelson Lakes National Park

Angelus Hut campsite

Nelson Lakes National Park