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 IslandCoromandel

Whangaiterenga Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

Whangaiterenga Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

CAMPSITE OPENS FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER

North IslandCoromandel

Totara Flat Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

Totara Flat Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

North IslandCoromandel

CAMP OPENS FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER

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North IslandCoromandel

Trestle View Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

Trestle View Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

South IslandWest Coast

Magic sunrise

Lake Mahinapua Campsite

Mahinapua Scenic Reserve

Lake Mahinapua Campsite

Mahinapua Scenic Reserve

North IslandCoromandel

Hotoritori Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

Hotoritori Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

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North IslandNorthland

Maitai Bay summer fun!!

Maitai Bay Campsite

Karikari Peninsula

Maitai Bay Campsite

Karikari Peninsula

DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

North IslandRuapehu

Mangawhero Camping Ground - Ohakune

Mangawhero Campsite

Tongariro National Park

Mangawhero Campsite

Tongariro National Park

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

White Horse Hill Camping Ground

White Horse Hill Campground

Hooker Valley - Aoraki/Mount / Mt Cook

White Horse Hill Campground

Hooker Valley - Aoraki/Mount / Mt Cook

$15 (adults), $7.50 (children) Campsite at Aoraki/Mount Cook

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South IslandFiordland

Kiosk Creek

South IslandWest Coast

Ottos/ MacDonalds

South IslandFiordland

MacKay Creek
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North IslandNorthland

Tapotupotu Bay

Tapotupotu Campsite

Aupouri Peninsula, Cape Reinga

Tapotupotu Campsite

Aupouri Peninsula, Cape Reinga

DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

South IslandFiordland

Totara Camping Ground

Totara Campsite

Milford Rd

Totara Campsite

Milford Rd

North IslandWellington Region

Catchpool Camping Ground

Catchpool Valley Campsite

Rimutaka Forest Park

Catchpool Valley Campsite

Rimutaka Forest Park

South IslandFiordland

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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 IslandFiordland

This campsite is the closest DOC campsite to Te Anau on the popular scenic drive to Milford Sound.

South IslandFiordland

Walker Creek

North IslandCoromandel

Broken Hills Camping Ground

Broken Hills Campsite

Broken Hills area

Broken Hills Campsite

Broken Hills area

North IslandCoromandel

Booms Flat Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

Booms Flat Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

CAMPSITE OPENS FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER