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 IslandOut East

Mokau Landing Camping Ground

South IslandKaikoura Region

North IslandWaikato

Landing Road Camping Ground

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North IslandWaikato

Ngaherenga Camping Ground

Ngaherenga Campsite

Pureora Forest Park

Ngaherenga Campsite

Pureora Forest Park

South IslandCoastal Otago

Trotters Gorge Camping Ground

South IslandFiordland

Totara Camping Ground

Totara Campsite

Milford Rd

Totara Campsite

Milford Rd

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North IslandWellington Region

Catchpool Camping Ground

Catchpool Valley Campsite

Rimutaka Forest Park

Catchpool Valley Campsite

Rimutaka Forest Park

South IslandCanterbury

Otaio Gorge Camping Ground

Otaio Gorge Campsite

Gordons Valley

Otaio Gorge Campsite

Gordons Valley

North IslandNorthland

Rarawa Campsite - Paxton Point Conservation Area

Rarawa Beach Campsite

Paxton Point Conservation Area

Rarawa Beach Campsite

Paxton Point Conservation Area

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South IslandFiordland

North IslandWellington Region

Otaki Forks Camping Ground - Tararua Forest Park

Ōtaki Forks Campsite

Ōtaki Forks area

Ōtaki Forks Campsite

Ōtaki Forks area

North IslandWaikato

Kakaho Camping Ground

Kakaho Campsite

Pureora Forest Park

Kakaho Campsite

Pureora Forest Park

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North IslandWairarapa

Putangirua Pinnacles Camping Ground

Putangirua Pinnacles Campsite

Cape Palliser, Aorangi Forest Park

Putangirua Pinnacles Campsite

Cape Palliser, Aorangi Forest Park

South IslandNelson Region

Cooking shelter at Lyell Camping Ground

Lyell Campsite

Buller Gorge

Lyell Campsite

Buller Gorge

South IslandWest Coast

Hans Bay Camping Ground

Hans Bay

Lake Kaniere Campsite

Hans Bay

Lake Kaniere Campsite

South IslandFiordland

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

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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

Lake Ianthe Campsite

South IslandFiordland

Walker Creek

South IslandMarlborough

Nikau Cove Camping Ground

Nikau Cove Campsite

Kenepuru Sound

Nikau Cove Campsite

Kenepuru Sound

Turn off Queen Charlotte Drive, follow Kenepuru Rd. 3 km past Portage. Road is narrow and winding.

South IslandMarlborough

Marfells Beach Recreation Reserve

Marfells Beach Campsite

Marfells Beach area

Marfells Beach Campsite

Marfells Beach area