Basic Camping

AccommodationCamping Grounds

Basic Facility Camping

Camping with just the bare essentials in some of the most beautiful locations across NZ. Expect a non flush toilet that's intermittently serviced. Anything more is a bonus.

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South IslandFiordland

Hall Arm Campsite

Fiordland National Park

Hall Arm Campsite

Fiordland National Park

North IslandCoromandel

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

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North IslandTaranaki

North IslandNorthland

Twilight Campsite

Te Paki Recreation Reserve

Twilight Campsite

Te Paki Recreation Reserve

North IslandNorthland

Pandora Campsite

Te Paki Recreation Reserve

Pandora Campsite

Te Paki Recreation Reserve

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North IslandWairarapa

North IslandWaikato

Kaniwhaniwha Campsite

Pirongia Forest Park

Kaniwhaniwha Campsite

Pirongia Forest Park

Walk or mountain bike the Nikau Walk to this campsite.

South IslandQueenstown Region

Avoid Camping Fines!

Each camping location is approved by a regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

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North IslandRotorua Region

Humphries Bay Campsite

Lake Tarawera Scenic Reserve

Humphries Bay Campsite

Lake Tarawera Scenic Reserve

South IslandMarlborough

The view from the Lucky Bay Campsite

Lucky Bay Campsite

D'Urville Island

Lucky Bay Campsite

D'Urville Island

Boat access only

North IslandOut East

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South IslandMarlborough

Penguin Bay Camping Ground

Penguin Bay Campsite

D'Urville Island

Penguin Bay Campsite

D'Urville Island

Boat access only

South IslandMarlborough

South Arm Camping Ground

South Arm Campsite

D'Urville Island

South Arm Campsite

D'Urville Island

Boat access only.

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Temple Camping Ground

Temple Campsite

Ruataniwha Conservation Park

Temple Campsite

Ruataniwha Conservation Park

South IslandMarlborough

Waiona Bay, Deep Bay Scenic Reserve

Waiona Bay Campsite

Outer Pelorus Sound

Waiona Bay Campsite

Outer Pelorus Sound

Boat access only

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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 IslandWellington Region

Graces Stream Camping Ground

Graces Stream Campsite

Rimutaka Forest Park

Graces Stream Campsite

Rimutaka Forest Park

South IslandMarlborough

Mill Arm Camping Ground

Mill Arm Campsite

D'Urville Island

Mill Arm Campsite

D'Urville Island

Boat access only

North IslandOut East

North IslandHawkes Bay