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 IslandBay of Plenty

South IslandCanterbury

O'Neils Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

O'Neils Reserve

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North IslandRotorua Region

North IslandOut East

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

Wingatui Racecourse

Overnight Campervan Parking

Wingatui Racecourse

Overnight Campervan Parking

South IslandKaikoura Region

North IslandNorthland

South IslandWest Coast

Blackball

Overnight Campervan Parking

Blackball

Overnight Campervan Parking

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Camping NZ App

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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South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Serenity on the lake shore

Lake Alexandrina

Overnight Campervan Parking

Lake Alexandrina

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandRotorua Region

Right on the lakefront, great view and awesome swiming spot.

North IslandBay of Plenty

South IslandCoastal Otago

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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 IslandWairarapa

The many thousands of people with either a Motorhome or a Caravan now have a new park where they can stay and enjoy all that Wairarapa has to offer.

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North IslandOut East

South IslandMarlborough

South IslandMarlborough

Bartletts Creek/Quartz Creek

Overnight Campervan Parking

Bartletts Creek/Quartz Creek

Overnight Campervan Parking

North IslandWairarapa

Alfredton Community Centre

Overnight Campervan Parking

Alfredton Community Centre

Overnight Campervan Parking