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Where Can I Camp?

Assume Nothing. Ask a Local

Please stay in Holiday Parks, Department of Conservation camping grounds or other designated areas.

For further information click here.

If in doubt, assume nothing – always ask here:

New Zealand's Freedom Camping Act 2011

NZ’s Freedom Camping Act  means visitors who ignore good camping practices and/or camp in the wrong places can be fined up to $10,000. Please follow the advice in this website to avoid an expensive fine.

Campers who camp in the right way, in the right places will be welcomed in NZ – it’s a fantastic way to experience our country. The information on this website is to help you make the right decisions as you enjoy your camping holiday.


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