camping in new zealand, freedom camping nz

Freedom Camping in New Zealand

Department of Conservation sites provide facilities for budget travellers; some locations are free and others require a small fee of around $6 - $10 per night.
Please take extra care and be eco-friendly.

Other places you can stay:

When you pickup your vehicle, we provide free road maps, guides and directories for the following Holiday Parks and DOC sites. We also have a limited number of free B&B guides available.

Holiday Parks (previously called Camping Grounds):
Prices range between $12.00 to $16.00 for a powered site, per adult/per night. This includes use of the holiday park facilities, such as kitchen, showers and toilets. Most holiday parks are independently owned and belong to an association. The main associations are:

HAPNZ Holiday Parks:
Top 10 Holiday Parks:
Kiwi Holiday Parks:

Bed and Breakfast (B&B)
B&B’s can be a luxury homestay, farmstay, cottage, hotel or boutique inn, ranging in price from $50 to over $150 per night. View more information about B&B’s online at:
The Bed & Breakfast Book:

Department Of Conversation (DOC) Campsites:
DOC manages over 250 vehicle-accessible camping areas on conservation land. Prices range from free to $14 per night, depending on facilities.




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