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 IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Grassy area surrounded by native bush and a stream.

Anzac Park

Norsewood

Anzac Park

Norsewood

South IslandWanaka Region

South IslandSouthland

Papatowai Campsite

Catlins coastal area

Papatowai Campsite

Catlins coastal area

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South IslandMarlborough

Blumine Island Camping Ground

Boat / Sea kayak access only

North IslandBay of Plenty

One of the various camping areas

Lakeside camping near fantastic waterfall

South IslandSouthland

Fishing at Tawanui Camping Ground

Tawanui Campsite

Catlins Coast

Tawanui Campsite

Catlins Coast

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North IslandWaikato

Small reserve along the Waikato river with boat access, playground and public toilet

South IslandMarlborough

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

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North IslandNorthland

Te Arai Point

Overnight Campervan Parking

Te Arai Point

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandAuckland Region

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Lake Middleton
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South IslandWest Coast

$6 per person, per night.

South IslandMarlborough

Elaine Bay Campsite

Tennyson Inlet

Elaine Bay Campsite

Tennyson Inlet

South IslandNelson Region

Kina Beach

North IslandAuckland Region

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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 IslandWairarapa

Corner Creek Camping Ground

Corner Creek Campsite

Rimutaka Forest Park

Corner Creek Campsite

Rimutaka Forest Park

North IslandWairarapa

Waiohine campground is surrounded by native bush.

Waiohine Gorge Campsite

Tararua Forest Park

Waiohine Gorge Campsite

Tararua Forest Park

South IslandSouthland

Piano Flat Camping Ground

South IslandCanterbury