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 IslandCanterbury

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 IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Self-contained parking

Accommodation, gardens, bush walks in rural Manawatu.

North IslandNorthland

Te Arai Point

Overnight Campervan Parking

Te Arai Point

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandWaikato

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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North IslandCoromandel

South IslandCanterbury

South IslandCanterbury

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 IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Herbertville Coast

Overnight Campervan Parking

Herbertville Coast

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandKaikoura Region

South IslandNelson Region

Go Mot!!

Port Motueka Beach Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Port Motueka Beach Reserve

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 IslandAuckland Region

Bruce Pulman Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Bruce Pulman Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandWairarapa

North IslandWellington Region

Paremata

Ngatitoa Domain - Overnight Campervan Parking

Paremata

Ngatitoa Domain - Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandWaikato

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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 IslandWairarapa

Easy access Freedom Camping in the Wairarapa.

South IslandSouthland

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A secret garden hidden from view of the passing traffic. So call in and sit back and enjoy the views over the pond watching the wildlife.

North IslandOut East

North IslandWaikato