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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 IslandNelson Region

Apple Tree Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Apple Tree Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

North IslandAuckland Region

North IslandAuckland Region

Small tent sites only

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South IslandStewart Island

Maori Beach Campsite

Rakiura National Park

Maori Beach Campsite

Rakiura National Park

South IslandNelson Region

Anapai Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Anapai Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

South IslandMarlborough

Tawa Bay Camping Ground

Tawa Bay Campsite

Tennyson Inlet

Tawa Bay Campsite

Tennyson Inlet

Boat access only

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South IslandNelson Region

Angelus Hut campsite

Nelson Lakes National Park

Angelus Hut campsite

Nelson Lakes National Park

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

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 IslandAuckland Region

Walking accessed campsite in the Hunua Ranges

North IslandRuapehu

Tieke Kainga Campsite

Whanganui National Park

Tieke Kainga Campsite

Whanganui National Park

South IslandNelson Region

Observation Beach Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Observation Beach Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

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South IslandNelson Region

Bark Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Bark Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

North IslandAuckland Region

Mita Bay Camping Ground

Mahurangi Regional Park

Mita Bay Camping Ground

Mahurangi Regional Park

Walking access only - 45 mins

North IslandRotorua Region

Hot Water Beach Camping Ground

Now has access without boat via the Tarawera Trail which was opened in 2013.

North IslandWellington Region

Matiu/ Somes Island Camping Ground

Matiu/Somes Island Campsite

Matiu/Somes Island

Matiu/Somes Island Campsite

Matiu/Somes Island

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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South IslandMarlborough

Davies Bay Camping Ground

Davies Bay Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Davies Bay Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Boat / walking track access only

North IslandAuckland Region

Pae o te Rangi Camping Ground

Cascades - Waitakere

Pae o te Rangi Camping Ground

Cascades - Waitakere

Walking accessed campsite in the Cascades, situated on a working farm.

South IslandNelson Region

Te Pukatea Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Te Pukatea Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

South IslandNelson Region

Waiharakeke Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Waiharakeke Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park