Basic Camping

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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 IslandQueenstown Region

Skippers township

North IslandOut East

Kaiaua Beach

Freedom Camping

Kaiaua Beach

Freedom Camping

South IslandKaikoura Region

Cobb Cottage Camping Ground

Molesworth Cob Cottage Campsite

Camping, Molesworth Station

Molesworth Cob Cottage Campsite

Camping, Molesworth Station

Camp near the original cob homestead built in 1885 close to the Molesworth Farm Park boundary

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North IslandAuckland Region

Mahurangi Regional Park

Sullivans Bay Camping Ground

Mahurangi Regional Park

Sullivans Bay Camping Ground

Mahurangi Regional Park

Gates open at 6am and close at 9 pm

South IslandMarlborough

Harvey Bay Camping Ground

Harvey Bay Campsite

Tennyson Inlet

Harvey Bay Campsite

Tennyson Inlet

South IslandCanterbury

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South IslandWest Coast

Slab Hut Creek Camping Ground

South IslandCanterbury

Orari Gorge Camping Ground

North IslandRotorua Region

Brett Road - Rerewhakaaitu Recreation Reserve

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North IslandWairarapa

Holdsworth Camping Ground - Tararua Forest Park

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Grassy area surrounded by native bush and a stream.

Anzac Park

Norsewood

Anzac Park

Norsewood

South IslandWanaka Region

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South IslandSouthland

Papatowai Campsite

Catlins coastal area

Papatowai Campsite

Catlins coastal area

North IslandBay of Plenty

One of the various camping areas

Lakeside camping near fantastic waterfall

South IslandSouthland

Fishing at Tawanui Camping Ground

Tawanui Campsite

Catlins Coast

Tawanui Campsite

Catlins Coast

North IslandWaikato

Small reserve along the Waikato river with boat access, playground and public toilet

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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 IslandManawatu - Wanganui

South IslandMarlborough

North IslandAuckland Region

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Lake Middleton