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

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

South IslandNelson Region

Totaranui Camping Ground

Large DOC campsite, basic facilities

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South IslandNelson Region

Great facilities

Buller Campground

Lake Rotoiti

Buller Campground

Lake Rotoiti

North IslandCoromandel

Waikawau Bay Recreation Reserve

Waikawau Bay Campsite

Northern Coromandel

Waikawau Bay Campsite

Northern Coromandel

North IslandNorthland

Uretiti Beach Camping Ground

DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

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North IslandCoromandel

Hotoritori Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

Hotoritori Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

North IslandNorthland

Maitai Bay summer fun!!

Maitai Bay Campsite

Karikari Peninsula

Maitai Bay Campsite

Karikari Peninsula

DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

South IslandCanterbury

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South IslandMarlborough

Cowshed Bay Camping Ground

Portage Bay Recreation Reserve, Kenepuru Sound, near the Portage Resort

North IslandOut East

North IslandRuapehu

Mangawhero Camping Ground - Ohakune

Mangawhero Campsite

Tongariro National Park

Mangawhero Campsite

Tongariro National Park

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South IslandNelson Region

South IslandNelson Region

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Park up at the 'Bend'

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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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 IslandWest Coast

Okarito wilderness

South IslandNelson Region

Mosquito Bay

Mosquito Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Mosquito Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

South IslandNelson Region

Watering Cove Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Watering Cove Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

South IslandNelson Region

Mutton Cove Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Mutton Cove Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park