Where Can I Camp?
Published: 07/10/2012 by Camping Our Way - Love NZ!
Play it Safe
Staying safe is important to enjoying your holiday. This information is provided to help you travel safely throughout New Zealand. Remember New Zealand can experience four seasons in a day, therefore for even short outdoor trips you should carry a waterproof top and warm clothing. For anything over a short walk, always let someone know where you are going and when you will be back.
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New Zealand is a beautiful country. Help keep our towns, cities, parks, beaches and native bush free from pollution and waste. Please also respect our unique flora and fauna. Be active and get involved in caring for the environment. It is everyone’s responsibility.
Here are some tips on how to be eco-wise and leave gentle footprints when travelling in New Zealand.
Use the Facilities
In the spirit of Kaitiakitanga (guardianship) we ask that you become familiar with the information in this section and plan a holiday committed to leaving no trace of your trip for the collective benefit of current and future generations. ‘Camping our way’ is not using the side of the road or the bush as a toilet – please use onboard or public facilities.
Follow the Signs
Please leave no trace of your visit. Put all your rubbish in the bins provided.
To help protect our environment, please carefully recycle your rubbish in the bins provided. Or Drop your recyclables off at a recycling centre as you travel.
Public toilets. ‘Camping our way’ is not using the bush as a toilet – please use onboard or public facilities.
Dump stations – these are places where you can empty your campervan toilet and wastewater.
Yes, you can camp here! Call in to Information centres, Department of Conservation visitor centres and holiday parks and ask about local camping guidelines. Ask a local.
Regional Information with Map
Some regions have developed information to help you find out more about camping in their area.
Remember though, if the information isn’t listed here please stay in Holiday Parks or Department of Conservation camping grounds - if in doubt assume nothing, ask here:
Holiday parks http://www.holidayparks.co.nz/
DOC Camping Grounds http://www.doc.govt.nz/footer-links/contact-us/visitor-centres/
Other Designated Areas http://www.newzealand.com/int/article/i-site-visitor-information-network/
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