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 IslandCentral Otago

Homestead Camping Ground

South IslandQueenstown Region

Skippers township

North IslandNorthland

Basic camping in a stunning location that's well worth a visit. Words don't do it justice so come and see for yourself.

North IslandOut East

Freedom camping at Beach Road.

Tokomaru Bay

Freedom Camping

Tokomaru Bay

Freedom Camping

Summer camping is closed and will reopen Sunday 30 September 2018.

North IslandOut East

Kaiaua Beach

Freedom Camping

Kaiaua Beach

Freedom Camping

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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 IslandNelson Region

South IslandMarlborough

South IslandKaikoura Region

Cobb Cottage Camping Ground

Molesworth Cob Cottage Campsite

Camping, Molesworth Station

Molesworth Cob Cottage Campsite

Camping, Molesworth Station

Camp near the original cob homestead built in 1885 close to the Molesworth Farm Park boundary

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Totara Reserve - Camping

North IslandCoromandel

Whangaiterenga Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

Whangaiterenga Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

This is one of nine campsites beside the Kauaeranga River.

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North IslandAuckland Region

Mahurangi Regional Park

Sullivans Bay Camping Ground

Mahurangi Regional Park

Sullivans Bay Camping Ground

Mahurangi Regional Park

Gates open at 6am and close at 9 pm

North IslandNorthland

Puriri Bay - Whangaruru North Head

Puriri Bay (Whangaruru North Head) Campsite

Whangaruru North Head Scenic Reserve

Puriri Bay (Whangaruru North Head) Campsite

Whangaruru North Head Scenic Reserve

North IslandRuapehu

South IslandMarlborough

Harvey Bay Camping Ground

Harvey Bay Campsite

Tennyson Inlet

Harvey Bay Campsite

Tennyson Inlet

South IslandCanterbury

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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

Slab Hut Creek Camping Ground

North IslandCoromandel

Fletcher Bay Camping Ground

Fletcher Bay Campsite

Northern Coromandel

Fletcher Bay Campsite

Northern Coromandel

North IslandAuckland Region

Harataonga Camping Ground

Harataonga Campsite

Great Barrier Island/Aotea

Harataonga Campsite

Great Barrier Island/Aotea

Great Barrier Island

North IslandWairarapa

Holdsworth Camping Ground - Tararua Forest Park

North IslandNorthland

Sunset Bay Campsite

Urupukapuka Island

Sunset Bay Campsite

Urupukapuka Island

Boat access only