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

North IslandBay of Plenty

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 78 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

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North IslandNorthland

North IslandOut East

Korokoro Campsite

Lake Waikaremoana

Korokoro Campsite

Lake Waikaremoana

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

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North IslandCoromandel

Kaeppeli's B&B

Overnight Campervan Parking

Kaeppeli's B&B

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandOut East

Waipaoa Campsite

Lake Waikaremoana

Waipaoa Campsite

Lake Waikaremoana

North IslandWellington Region

Brewtown Upper Hutt is a craft beer lovers dream come true!

Avoid Camping Fines!

Each camping location is approved by a regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

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South IslandCoastal Otago

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Bridge Cafe

Overnight Campervan Parking

Bridge Cafe

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandHawkes Bay

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Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

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North IslandWellington Region

Graces Stream Camping Ground

Graces Stream Campsite

Rimutaka Forest Park

Graces Stream Campsite

Rimutaka Forest Park

North IslandAuckland Region

Basic campsite located by an old logging tramway tunnel south of Karekare.

South IslandMarlborough

Ferndale Scenic Reserve

Ferndale

Kenepuru Sound

Ferndale

Kenepuru Sound

Boat access only

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

The Lakes

Waitangi Campground

Lake Aviemore

Waitangi Campground

Lake Aviemore

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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 IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

South IslandMarlborough

Black Rock Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound/Tōtaranui area

Black Rock Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound/Tōtaranui area

South IslandFiordland

Brod Bay Campsite

Fiordland National Park

Brod Bay Campsite

Fiordland National Park

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Plenty of space