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 IslandCentral Otago

North IslandTaupo Region

Urchin Camping Ground

Urchin Campsite

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Urchin Campsite

Kaimanawa Forest Park

South IslandNelson Region

Go Mot!!

Port Motueka Beach Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Port Motueka Beach Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

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North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Apiti Domain

Apiti Domain

Overnight Camping

Apiti Domain

Overnight Camping

North IslandTaupo Region

Clements Clearing Camping Ground

Clements Clearing Campsite

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Clements Clearing Campsite

Kaimanawa Forest Park

North IslandHawkes Bay

Hot pools at the Mangatutu Hot Springs

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North IslandBay of Plenty

North IslandNorthland

Twilight Campsite

Te Paki Recreation Reserve

Twilight Campsite

Te Paki Recreation Reserve

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Simpsons Domain Campsite

Hunterville area

Simpsons Domain Campsite

Hunterville area

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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South IslandCanterbury

Amazing vistas from Hawdon Shelter Camping Ground

North IslandWellington Region

Paremata

Ngatitoa Domain - Overnight Campervan Parking

Paremata

Ngatitoa Domain - Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandNorthland

Pandora Campsite

Te Paki Recreation Reserve

Pandora Campsite

Te Paki Recreation Reserve

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North IslandWairarapa

Easy access Freedom Camping in the Wairarapa.

North IslandHawkes Bay

Cooking shelter at Lawrence Camping Ground

Lawrence Campsite

Kaweka Forest Park

Lawrence Campsite

Kaweka Forest Park

North IslandOut East

Boulders Camping Ground

Boulders Campsite

Urutawa Conservation Area

Boulders Campsite

Urutawa Conservation Area

South IslandCanterbury

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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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South IslandCentral Otago

Danseys Pass Camping Ground

North IslandTaupo Region

Photo taken from a campsite

Free Campsite on the Waikato River just out of Taupo.

South IslandCanterbury

North IslandWaikato

Piropiro Camping Ground

Piropiro Campsite

Pureora Forest Park

Piropiro Campsite

Pureora Forest Park