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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North IslandNorthland

(We are closed for winter open again 25th September)

Motutara Farm Camp

Whananaki

(We are closed for winter open again 25th September)

Motutara Farm Camp

Whananaki

Basic camping in a stunning location that's well worth a visit. Words don't do it justice so come and see for yourself.

North IslandCoromandel

Whangaiterenga Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

Whangaiterenga Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

CAMPSITE OPENS FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER

North IslandNorthland

Puriri Bay - Whangaruru North Head

Puriri Bay (Whangaruru North Head) Campsite

Whangaruru North Head Scenic Reserve

Puriri Bay (Whangaruru North Head) Campsite

Whangaruru North Head Scenic Reserve

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South IslandNelson Region

North IslandAuckland Region

Harataonga Camping Ground

Harataonga Campsite

Great Barrier Island/Aotea

Harataonga Campsite

Great Barrier Island/Aotea

Great Barrier Island

North IslandCoromandel

Port Jackson Recreation Reserve

Port Jackson Campsite

Northern Coromandel

Port Jackson Campsite

Northern Coromandel

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North IslandCoromandel

Fletcher Bay Camping Ground

Fletcher Bay Campsite

Northern Coromandel

Fletcher Bay Campsite

Northern Coromandel

North IslandNorthland

Sunset Bay Campsite

Urupukapuka Island

Sunset Bay Campsite

Urupukapuka Island

Boat access only

North IslandCoromandel

Totara Flat Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

Totara Flat Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

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South IslandQueenstown Region

Moke Lake Camping Ground

DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

North IslandCoromandel

CAMP OPENS FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER

South IslandWest Coast

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North IslandNorthland

North IslandOut East

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Totara Reserve - Camping

North IslandAuckland Region

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Victoria Slater

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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 IslandCoromandel

Trestle View Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

Trestle View Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

South IslandWest Coast

Magic sunrise

Lake Mahinapua Campsite

Mahinapua Scenic Reserve

Lake Mahinapua Campsite

Mahinapua Scenic Reserve

South IslandNelson Region

Totaranui Camping Ground

Large DOC campsite, basic facilities

South IslandNelson Region

Great facilities

Buller Campground

Lake Rotoiti

Buller Campground

Lake Rotoiti