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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

Waiharakeke Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Waiharakeke Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

South IslandNelson Region

Te Pukatea Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Te Pukatea Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

North IslandAuckland Region

Walking acces only - 40mins at low tide

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North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

John Coull Campsite

Whanganui National Park

John Coull Campsite

Whanganui National Park

South IslandMarlborough

Camp Bay Camping Ground

Camp Bay Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Camp Bay Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Boat / walking track access only

North IslandWairarapa

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South IslandNelson Region

Onetahuti Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Onetahuti Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

South IslandNelson Region

Aorere Shelter Campsite

Kahurangi National Park

Aorere Shelter Campsite

Kahurangi National Park

South IslandNelson Region

Anchorage Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Anchorage Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

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South IslandStewart Island

Port William Campsite

Rakiura National Park

Port William Campsite

Rakiura National Park

South IslandNelson Region

Coquille Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Coquille Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

South IslandNelson Region

Tinline Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Tinline Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

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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

South IslandNelson Region

Torrent Bay Village Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Torrent Bay Village Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

South IslandNelson Region

Akersten Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Akersten Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

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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 IslandNelson Region

Awaroa Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Awaroa Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

South IslandNelson Region

Whariwharangi Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Whariwharangi Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

South IslandNelson Region

Katipo Creek Shelter Campsite

Kahurangi National Park

Katipo Creek Shelter Campsite

Kahurangi National Park

North IslandAuckland Region

Craw Camping Ground

ARC - Anawhata Regional Park

Craw Camping Ground

ARC - Anawhata Regional Park