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 IslandFiordland

Kiosk Creek

South IslandNelson Region

Tonga Island just across from the campsite

Tonga Quarry Camping

Abel Tasman National Park

Tonga Quarry Camping

Abel Tasman National Park

DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

North IslandRuapehu

Ohinepane Camping Ground - Whanganui Journey

Ohinepane Campsite

Ohinepane Recreation Reserve

Ohinepane Campsite

Ohinepane Recreation Reserve

Great Walk Hut

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North IslandNorthland

Otamure Camping Ground - Whananaki

South IslandNelson Region

Apple Tree Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Apple Tree Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

North IslandAuckland Region

Whangapoua Camping Ground

Great Barrier Island

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South IslandWest Coast

North IslandAuckland Region

The Green Camping Ground

The Green Campsite

Whangaparapara Harbour

The Green Campsite

Whangaparapara Harbour

Great Barrier Island

North IslandAuckland Region

Awana Beach - Great Barrier Island

Great Barrier Island

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North IslandAuckland Region

Medlands Beach - Oruawharo Creek Recreation Reserve

Medlands Beach Campsite

Oruawharo Creek Recreation Reserve

Medlands Beach Campsite

Oruawharo Creek Recreation Reserve

Great Barrier Island

North IslandAuckland Region

Akapoua Bay - Great Barrier Island

Great Barrier Island

South IslandNelson Region

Anapai Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Anapai Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

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South IslandKaikoura Region

South IslandQueenstown Region

Lake Sylvan Camping Ground

South IslandWest Coast

Ottos/ MacDonalds

South IslandFiordland

MacKay Creek
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Victoria Slater

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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 IslandMarlborough

French Pass Recreation Reserve

French Pass Campsite

French Pass and D'Urville Island Scenic Reserves

French Pass Campsite

French Pass and D'Urville Island Scenic Reserves

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

South IslandKaikoura Region

Coastal camping