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 IslandAuckland Region

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North IslandAuckland Region

Craw Camping Ground

ARC - Anawhata Regional Park

Craw Camping Ground

ARC - Anawhata Regional Park

North IslandAuckland Region

Opanuku Pipeline Campground

Cascades - Waitakere

Opanuku Pipeline Campground

Cascades - Waitakere

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South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Wildlife Camping Ground

Lake Benmore - Waitaki Valley

Wildlife Camping Ground

Lake Benmore - Waitaki Valley

South IslandSouthland

South IslandMarlborough

Bay of Many Coves Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Bay of Many Coves Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Bike or walking track access only.

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North IslandWaikato

North IslandWellington Region

North IslandNorthland

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 IslandMarlborough

Nydia Bay Scenic Reserve

Nydia Campsite

Pelorus Sound

Nydia Campsite

Pelorus Sound

Boat, walk or bike access only

North IslandAuckland Region

North IslandAuckland Region

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North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

North IslandOut East

Waipiro Bay Freedom Camping

Mcllroys Beach end

Waipiro Bay Freedom Camping

Mcllroys Beach end

North IslandAuckland Region

Motuora Island Recreation Reserve

Motuora (Island) Campsite

Motuora Recreation Reserve

Motuora (Island) Campsite

Motuora Recreation Reserve

South IslandMarlborough

Pipi Beach in Pelorus Sound

Pipi Beach Campsite

Pelorus Sound

Pipi Beach Campsite

Pelorus Sound

Boat or sea kayak access only

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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 IslandOut East

Linburn Farmstay

Overnight Campervan Parking

Linburn Farmstay

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandAuckland Region

Walking accessed campsite in the Hunua Ranges

South IslandMarlborough

Putanui Point Scenic Reserve

Boat access only

South IslandSouthland