For the best experience, stay at one of New Zealand's great campsites. Many campsites and campgrounds have cooking, toilet and shower facilities on site - everything you need in one place. You might even make new friends. 

If you do decide to camp on public land, there are some things you need to know. Rules about where and how you can camp are different across New Zealand. Every district and council has different bylaws so it's important to do your homework before visiting each region. 

Check out the list of useful websites below or visit an i-SITE Visitor Information Centre to find out more.