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 IslandStewart Island

North Arm Campsite

Rakiura National Park

North Arm Campsite

Rakiura National Park

North IslandOut East

Waipiro Bay Freedom Camping

Waipiro Bay Domain

Waipiro Bay Freedom Camping

Waipiro Bay Domain

North IslandAuckland Region

Basic campsite located by an old logging tramway tunnel south of Karekare.

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North IslandAuckland Region

Walking access only - 2.8km

South IslandMarlborough

Wharehunga Camping Ground

Wharehunga Bay Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Wharehunga Bay Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Boat access only

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

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North IslandAuckland Region

North IslandWairarapa

Alfredton Community Centre

Overnight Campervan Parking

Alfredton Community Centre

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandMarlborough

Ferndale Scenic Reserve

Ferndale

Kenepuru Sound

Ferndale

Kenepuru Sound

Boat access only

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South IslandMarlborough

Cannibal Cove Camping Ground

Cannibal Cove Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Cannibal Cove Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Boat access only

North IslandAuckland Region

South IslandMarlborough

Kumutoto Bay Scenic Reserve

Kumutoto Bay Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound/Tōtaranui area

Kumutoto Bay Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound/Tōtaranui area

A sheltered east facing bay with a short walk, boating, water skiing and fishing opportunities close by.

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South IslandMarlborough

Moawhitu Camping Ground

Moawhitu Campsite

D'Urville Island

Moawhitu Campsite

D'Urville Island

Boat access only

North IslandAuckland Region

A walking accessed campsite in the Hunua Ranges

South IslandMarlborough

Schoolhouse Bay Camping Ground

Schoolhouse Bay Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Schoolhouse Bay Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Boat,kayak, mountain bike or walking track access only

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Bridge Cafe

Overnight Campervan Parking

Bridge Cafe

Overnight Campervan Parking

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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 IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Lake views

South IslandMarlborough

Jacobs Bay Scenic Reserve

Jacobs Bay Campsite

Pelorus Sound

Jacobs Bay Campsite

Pelorus Sound

Boat access only

North IslandAuckland Region

Lagoon Bay Camping Ground

Mahurangi Regional Park

Lagoon Bay Camping Ground

Mahurangi Regional Park

Boat access only

North IslandAuckland Region

Te Muri Beach Camping Ground

Mahurangi Regional Park

Te Muri Beach Camping Ground

Mahurangi Regional Park

Walking access only - 1.3km / 45 mins