Camping in New Zealand
New Zealand offers a choice to park up your motorhome! Holiday Parks, Camp Grounds or try a taste of ‘Freedom Camping’
Parks and Camp Grounds
Holiday Parks and Camp Grounds are equipped with shared toilet and shower facilities, kitchen and often t.v rooms, playgrounds and much much more. You can also choose between a powered or non-powered site. So, for the motorhomes and campervans it is always recommended that you take a powered site, so you can recharge the house battery.
There is a small charge to stay at Camp Grounds and Holiday Parks.
Camping – over 500 freedom camping spots
If you are wanting a bit of an adventure try parking up your campervan on public land! Often these freedom camping spots will have you sleeping at some of New Zealand’s most amazing landscapes you will never want to leave!
The Department of Conservation (DOC) manages over 250 vehicle accessible camp grounds situated surrounded by natural New Zealand beauty with access to walks, swimming holes and more hidden gems. Save upto 70% on your DOC campsite fees when you book with Euro Campers.
While these places are free to stay, they do carry responsibility. You need to take away your waste and ensure you leave the site clean and tidy for the next lot of campers. Find out where you can dump your waste here.
Sometimes there is some confusion about camping rules in New Zealand. The Camping our way website provides all the information you need about camping in New Zealand, including: types of campsites, locations, and general rules.
Where can I dump my waste?
Dispose of your waste safely at one of New Zealand’s network of Dump Stations. To find a station simply look for the sign below, or use this comprehensive list provided by the Ministry of Tourism Dump Station Guide.
We can also recommend you to download the app Campermate on your smartphone or tablet. It has all the information you need about local showers, toilets, dump stations and self contained parking spots around New Zealand.