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 IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

South IslandNelson Region

Camp next to the river at the head of the reservoir.

South IslandCentral Otago

Conservation Campsite Pass

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North IslandHawkes Bay

Waikare River Mouth Camping Ground

North IslandHawkes Bay

Beachside free camping at Te Paerahi Beach

North IslandOut East

Rosie Bay Camping Ground

Rosie Bay

Te Urewera

Rosie Bay

Te Urewera

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South IslandCanterbury

South IslandWanaka Region

Lindis Pass Historic Hotel

Lindis Pass Historic Hotel Campsite

Nine Mile Historic Reserve

Lindis Pass Historic Hotel Campsite

Nine Mile Historic Reserve

South IslandCanterbury

Andrews Shelter

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 IslandWaikato

North IslandTaupo Region

Garden Bar

Tihoi Tavern

Overnight Campervan Parking

Tihoi Tavern

Overnight Campervan Parking

Friendly country tavern with good food, cold beer and even better locals...come join us for some fun!

North IslandBay of Plenty

Sanctuary Camping Ground

Sanctuary Campsite

Minginui Conservation Area

Sanctuary Campsite

Minginui Conservation Area

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North IslandTaupo Region

Waikoko Campsite

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Waikoko Campsite

Kaimanawa Forest Park

South IslandSouthland

Thicket Burn Camping Ground

South IslandMarlborough

Mill flat Camping Ground

Mill Flat Campsite

Mount Richmond Forest Park

Mill Flat Campsite

Mount Richmond Forest Park

Pine Valley, Mount Richmond Forest Park

South IslandNelson Region

Anatori Beach

*** POSSIBLY CLOSED FROM OCTOBER 2019 ***

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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 IslandAuckland Region

Kaiaua Boat Club Reserve

Freedom Camping Area

Kaiaua Boat Club Reserve

Freedom Camping Area

North IslandHawkes Bay

Glenfalls Recreation Reserve

Glenfalls Campsite

Glenfalls Recreation Reserve

Glenfalls Campsite

Glenfalls Recreation Reserve

South IslandMarlborough

A cheeky view of the surf conditions

North IslandBay of Plenty

Lake Aniwhenua

Overnight Campervan Parking

Lake Aniwhenua

Overnight Campervan Parking