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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North IslandNorthland

North IslandWaikato

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 78 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

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North IslandNorthland

Te Arai Point

Overnight Campervan Parking

Te Arai Point

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandCoromandel

South IslandCanterbury

Top Ranked NZ Deals Pass

Access savings worth hundreds of $$ on Top Ranked NZ Accommodation and Activities for just $1 per day.

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South IslandCanterbury

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Herbertville Coast

Overnight Campervan Parking

Herbertville Coast

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandAuckland Region

Bruce Pulman Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Bruce Pulman Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

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 IslandWairarapa

North IslandAuckland Region

Ambury Camping Area

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Lake McGregor

Overnight Campervan Parking

Lake McGregor

Overnight Campervan Parking

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Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

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North IslandWaikato

Raglan Club

Overnight Campervan Parking

Raglan Club

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandAuckland Region

Kaipara Harbour Farm Views

Overnight Campervan Parking

Kaipara Harbour Farm Views

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Bridge Cafe

Overnight Campervan Parking

Bridge Cafe

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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North IslandOut East

Linburn Farmstay

Overnight Campervan Parking

Linburn Farmstay

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandWairarapa

South IslandSouthland