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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

Motuora Island Recreation Reserve

Motuora (Island) Campsite

Motuora Recreation Reserve

Motuora (Island) Campsite

Motuora Recreation Reserve

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South IslandMarlborough

Wharehunga Camping Ground

Wharehunga Bay Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Wharehunga Bay Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound

Boat access only

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South IslandMarlborough

Nydia Bay Scenic Reserve

Nydia Campsite

Pelorus Sound

Nydia Campsite

Pelorus Sound

Boat, walk or bike access only

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

Moawhitu Camping Ground

Moawhitu Campsite

D'Urville Island

Moawhitu Campsite

D'Urville Island

Boat access only

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South IslandMarlborough

Jacobs Bay Scenic Reserve

Jacobs Bay Campsite

Pelorus Sound

Jacobs Bay Campsite

Pelorus Sound

Boat 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 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