New Zealand is the ultimate place for camping. Its
animals are not dangerous, the crime rate very low, the country is not
overpopulated, the infrastructure and public facilities are really good
and with the right, self-contained vehicle, you can freedom camp almost everywhere. It makes travelling unique and exciting.
Here you will find some useful information on different camping options.
most independent way of camping. It is fantastic to leave your car
overnight in pure wilderness and not have to worry about opening times
of receptions etc.
There are a few things to keep in mind when taking freedom camping into consideration. First of all, the vehicle has to be self-contained. This certificate shows that the car has an integrated toilet and waste water system. Investing a bit more in a self-contained camper can save you cash and keep you free in the end.
is a really cheap option. Campsites with basic facilities for all
vehicles from as cheap as $4 per night. They are usually located in or
near national parks and reserves and run by the government. Always bring
some coins as there will not be a reception, only an "honesty box"
which is looking a bit like a letter box.
classic option to stay overnight. Even if you a freedom camping kind of
traveller you might like to have a kitchen, laundry or WiFi every few
nights. Holiday Parks usually have a lot of flyers of local attractions
as well. Their prices are a bit higher, around 30-40 NZD for a night on
a powered site.
These total of
49 Holiday Parks in New Zealand have a lot of different options from
unpowered sites to self-contained private sleeping appartments and they
are checked on a regular basis for their standards.