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 IslandWest Coast

Just amazing

Kohaihai Campsite

Kahurangi National Park

Kohaihai Campsite

Kahurangi National Park

North IslandRuapehu

Mangawhero Camping Ground - Ohakune

Mangawhero Campsite

Tongariro National Park

Mangawhero Campsite

Tongariro National Park

North IslandOut East

Anaura Bay Recreation Reserve

Anaura Bay Campsite

Anaura Bay Scenic Reserve

Anaura Bay Campsite

Anaura Bay Scenic Reserve

Open from Labour Weekend to Easter ONLY

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South IslandCoastal Otago

Glencoe Camping Ground

South IslandWest Coast

Goldsborough

South IslandMarlborough

Picnic Bay Camping Ground

Picnic Bay Campsite

Kenepuru Sound

Picnic Bay Campsite

Kenepuru Sound

This is a scenic area with walking, sea kayaking, motor boating, kayaking, fishing and bird watching opportunities.

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North IslandOut East

Lot's of space. Picnic tables. Fire pits.

Wilderness Camping

South IslandMarlborough

Onamalutu Scenic Reserve

Onamalutu Campsite

Northbank of the Wairau River.

Onamalutu Campsite

Northbank of the Wairau River.

This campsite is set in a remnant podocarp forest. The start of the Wakamarina tramping track is 8 km away.

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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North IslandHawkes Bay

Lake Tutira Recreation Reserve

North IslandCoromandel

Catleys Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

Catleys Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

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South IslandWanaka Region

Boundary Creek
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South IslandFiordland

Mavora Lakes Camping Ground

Mavora Lakes Campsite

Mavora Lakes Conservation Park

Mavora Lakes Campsite

Mavora Lakes Conservation Park

South IslandFiordland

Kiosk Creek

South IslandCanterbury

Waihi Gorge Camping Ground

North IslandWairarapa

Kiriwhakapapa Camping Ground - Tararua Forest Park
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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 IslandBay of Plenty

View of the river

Dickey Flat Campsite

Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park

Dickey Flat Campsite

Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park

South IslandWest Coast

Ottos/ MacDonalds

South IslandFiordland

MacKay Creek

North IslandNorthland

Tapotupotu Bay

Tapotupotu Campsite

Aupouri Peninsula, Cape Reinga

Tapotupotu Campsite

Aupouri Peninsula, Cape Reinga

DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities