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Overseeing Body: Department of Conservation
Summary: Between Opotiki and Motu at the junction of the Whitikau and Takaputahi Streams is this basic remote campsite. Located at the entrance to Raukumara Conservation Park it is a base for walks, fly fshing, mountain biking and hunting. With space for around 16 tents, facilities include toilets, BBQ areas and water supply from [...]
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Whitikau Campsite, 802 Takaputahi Rd, Toatoa,, Bay of Plenty, East Cape, North Island 3197
Phone(s): 06 8373803
Overseeing Body: Department of Conservation
Summary: Number of tent sites – 30. This camp has lovely scenery and is close to a surf beach. Go walking, fishing, swimming or boating from here.
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Port Underwood,Waikawa, Picton Department of Conservation, Marlborough, South Island
Phone(s): 03 5279100
Summary: Number of campervan sites – 50 Number of tent sites – 50 Camp beneath magnificent alpine scenery including Mt Sefton. Enjoy a variety of walks from the valley floor to mountain tops. The village has a visitor centre, guided activities, shops and restaurants.
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White Horse Hill campsite 227 Hooker Valley Rd Mt Cook National Park 7999 New Zealand, South Canterbury, South Island
Phone(s): 03 4351186
Overseeing Body: Department of Conservation
Summary: Whangapoua Village is situated on the east coat of the Coromandel Peninsula, just 25 minutes drive over from the township of Coromandel and shares the same beautiful coastline as Matarangi, Whitianga, Opito bay, Kuaotunu and New Chums Beaches. The drive from Auckland is just 2 1/2 hours.
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Whangapoua Beach Store Tangiora Avenue, Whangapoua, Coromandel, Auckland, North Island
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Phone(s): 09 4290044
Summary: Number of tent sites – 36 This is a large, flat, grassy site beside the river, and a good starting or mid point stop if undertaking the River Journey. There is a 10 bunk bunkroom and boat access nearby the campsite.
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Department of Conservation, Taranaki, North Island
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Phone(s): 06 3488475
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Overseeing Body: Department of Conservation
Summary: Details of this camp are in The New Zealand Camping Guide . To order click ‘book order ‘above
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DOC West Bay Campground Mt Robert Rd Nelson Lakes National Park 7072, Tasman, Nelson, South Island
Phone(s): 03 521 1808
Overseeing Body: Department of Conservation
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Summary: Number of tent sites – 75 Maximum number of people – 250 Once a large gold mining settlement with houses, shops and schools, this is now a remote but comfortable campsite. Walk from the campsite to the Wentworth Falls, Wentworth mines and a waterhole for swimming. Golf course and [...]
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Wentworth Valley Road, Whangamata, New Zealand, Coromandel, North Island
Phone(s): 07 865 7032
Summary: Waiohine Gorge is a popular camping and recreation area and entrance to southeastern Tararua Forest Park.
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Waiohine Camping, Carterton, Waiohine Gorge Road, Tararua Forest Park, Wellington, 5791, Wellington/Wairarapa, North Island
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Phone(s): 04 3847770
Summary: Number of sites – 30. Isolated and a good base for water activities and fishing.
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Waimaru Bay Camping Area, Manaroa, Marlborough, New Zealand, Marlborough, South Island
Phone(s): +64 3 546 9339
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Overseeing Body: Department of Conservation
Summary: Largest DOC camp in the country. Head north from Coromandel, then take Waikawau-Kennedy Bay Road. Here you’ll find relaxed, comfortable camping, adjacent to a sweeping, sandy beach. The beach is good for swimming, diving and fishing, and bush walking opportunities are nearby. North of the campsite are breeding grounds [...]
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Waikawau Bay Recreation Reserve, East Coast - Northern Coromandel Peninsula. Department of Conservation:, Coromandel, North Island
Overseeing Body: Department of Conservation
Summary: Number of tent sites – 15 Diverse vegetation surrounds the campsite. Watch for fantails, tui, bellbird, whitehead, riflemen and kakariki. There are short walks, day trips and tramps nearby.
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North Manakau Road, Tararua Forest Park, New Zealand, Whanganui, Manawatu, North Island
Phone(s): 04 384 7770
Summary: 8 km north of Te Kaha and opposite the beach you will fnd another farm camping option, signposted, for independent campers. Shaded by big pohutukawa trees, it overlooks a beautiful rocky estuary.
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State Highway 35, Te Kaha, New Zealand, Bay of Plenty, East Cape, North Island
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Phone(s): (07) 325 2132
Overseeing Body: Department of Conservation
Summary: Waikare Road, Putorino. Department of Conservation (06) 834-3111 Turn off SHwy 2 at Putorino into Waikare Road, and then travel for 20 minutes on an unsealed road along the south bank of the Waikare River. At the road end you will fnd a level, open site for basic camping that can accommodate [...]
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Waikare River, Te Urewera, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, North Island
Phone(s): 06 834 3111
Summary: Number of tent sites – 50 Located on the banks of the Waihi River, this campsite is a popular picnic spot surrounded by kahikatea, matai and lowland totara forest. Swim in the river if it_s warm enough.
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Waihi Gorge Road, Kakahu, New Zealand, South Canterbury, South Island
Phone(s): 03 3799758
Summary: An ideal chance to escape to an island for a camping holiday. Indico, Paradise and Otehei Bays are set aside for day visitors. At Otehei Bay you will find an open-air restaurant. Campers can stay only at Cable Bay (31 sites) and Urupukapuka Bay. Camping is on a self-registration basis for Urupukapuka Bay, [...]
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Urupukapuka Island, Russell, Northland, Far North, North Island
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Phone(s): 09 430 2133
Summary: Camp behind the sand dunes of Uretiti Beach. Surf, fish or swim at the beautiful sandy surf beach. Walk along the stunning coastal track at Mangawhai Heads, only a 20 min drive south, or explore the nearby Waipu Caves.
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3149 State Highway 1, Waipu, 0582, New Zealand, Northland, North Island
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Phone(s): 09 4321051.
Summary: Totaranui is a large campground next to the clear waters and golden sands of Totaranui beach and backed by an estuary. It\’s a great base for activities – relax on the beach, swim, kayak, fish or explore the nearby stands of native bush by walking one of the many [...]
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Totaranui Road, Abel Tasman National Park via Nelson, Tasman, Nelson, South Island
Phone(s): 03 5288083
Overseeing Body: Department of Conservation
Summary: Set amongst remains of timber milling, kauri logging and whaling history, The Green is the smallest DOC campground on the island. North of here is the entry to the track network and Forest Road (closed to vehicles), with foot access to the hot springs and Port Fitzroy to the [...]
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Whangaparapara Road, Great Barrier Island, Auckland, North Island
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Phone(s): 09 4290044
Summary: Number of tent sites – 30 North of Lake Ohau, camp within a beautiful beech forest in a large flat area. Tramp the North and South Temple Stream tracks.
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Lake Ohau Road, 50km north-west of Twizel Department of Conservation, South Canterbury, South Island
Phone(s): 03 4350802
Overseeing Body: Department of Conservation
Summary: Number of tent sites – 60 Once a dairy farm, this campsite is in the north of the park by Waimana river. There are numerous walks into the spectacular forest nearby.
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2388 Matahi Valley Road, Waimana Valley, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, North Island
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Phone(s): 07 8373803
Summary: Stay at New Zealand's most northern campsite and experience the scenic wonders of Tapotupotu, from lush forest to breaking surf and breath-taking views. Camp with the beach at your doorstep, and awaken to the sweet sound of white water breaking on the sand. Tapotupotu is the perfect place to relax, [...]
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Tapotupotu Camping Area Tapotupotu Rd Tapotupotu Bay 0484, Far North, North Island
Phone(s): 09 408 6014
Summary: Number of tent/caravan/motorhome sites – 122 Maximum number of people – 390 This is a spacious (5 ha) campsite beside the coast.
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Coromandel, Stony Bay Road, Port Charles, New Zealand, Coromandel, North Island
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Phone(s): 078666932 or 078661108
Summary: Number of tent sites – 18 Number of campervan sites – 7 Once a gold mining area this is now a popular picnicking and camping site. The campsite is well drained but be prepared for West Coast rain downpours. Try gold fossicking in the creek, or mountainbike the road. [...]
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Victoria Forest Park, West Coast, New Zealand, West Coast, South Island
Phone(s): 03 7328391
Summary: Skippers is part of Mount Aurum Recreation Reserve, among the hills and valleys that fed much of Wakatipu_s 1860s gold fever. The reserve was established in 1985 from Mount Aurum Station and annually attracts tens of thousands of visitors wanting to explore the 9,100-hectare reserve, despite the challenges of [...]
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Skippers Road, Skippers, New Zealand, Southern Lakes, South Island
Phone(s): 03 4427933
Overseeing Body: Department of Conservation
Summary: The first Lake Waikaremaona campsite you hit driving from the Wairoa road end, it is 10 km south of the Waikaremoana Visitor Centre.
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Te Urewera National Park. Department of Conservation: Aniwaniwa Visitor Centre, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, North Island
Phone(s): 06 837 3803
Summary: Catchpool Valley is the most popular entrance to Rimutaka Forest Park. It includes Orongorongo Valley and its booked huts – bookings can be made via the online booking system or by contacting the Wellington Visitor Centre. Within Catchpool Valley are attractive short walks and access to longer bush tramps, [...]
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Catchpool Valley Camping Area, Wellington/Wairarapa, North Island
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Phone(s): 04 5648551
Summary: With a stunning white sandy beach right on your doorstep, Rarawa is your own _slice of Far North paradise_ so come relax and enjoy. Number of tent sites – 65 Camp along a river bank nestled amongst trees a stone\\\’s throw away from Rarawa_s beautiful white sandy beach. Only [...]
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Rarawa Beach Campsite, Far North, North Island
Phone(s): 09 4086014
Summary: Number of tent sites – 20. Camp next to a beach. Fish, walk, picnic, surf or walk to Monkey Bay for a better swimming beach.
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Port Underwood Rd, near Blenheim., Marlborough, South Island
Phone(s): 03 5203002
Overseeing Body: Department of Conservation
Summary: The campsite is located on State Highway 1 at the northern foot of Raetea Forest (Mangamuka Gorge)18 km, south-east of Kaitaia along S Hwy 1 towards Mangataiore. Look for ‘Raetea Reserve’ sign and follow the short gravel drive beyond the stream ford. Just 20 free campsites set in one of the last [...]
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Raetea North Side Camping Area, State Highway 1, Mangamuka, 0476, Far North, North Island
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Phone(s): 09 4097521
Summary: Putangirua Pinnacles Scenic Reserve is 13 km along Cape Palliser Road from the Lake Ferry turn-off, approximately one hour_s drive from Martinborough. The turn-off and campsite are 500 metres past the Department of Conservation Te Kopi Homestead and Cottage.
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1271 Cape Palliser Rd, Aorangi Forest Park, 5772, Wellington/Wairarapa, North Island
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Phone(s): 04 3847770
Overseeing Body: Department of Conservation
Summary: Whangaruru camping ground is at Puriri Bay within the Whangaruru North Head Scenic Reserve, and 2km past Bland Bay (unsealed). The area is very attractive with sheltered waters. Enjoy walking, swimming, boating and other water sports. The campground faces west, with 60 to 80 sites overlooking the Whangaruru Harbour. Flat to gently sloping [...]
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1009 Whangaruru North Road, Whangaruru, Northland, North Island
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Phone(s): 09 4302007
Overseeing Body: Department of Conservation
Summary: Privacy in an unspoiled setting, but you will have to travel about 16km of rough road to this self-registration campsite. Beside the eastern edge of the Puketi Forest, it is close to some spectacular Kauri forest. The campsite (capacity 50 people) is an ideal base from which to explore the forest, with [...]
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Puketi Recreation Area Campsite, Puketi Fores, Far North, North Island
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Phone(s): 09 4078474
Summary: 6 sites available This peaceful grassy campsite is by a short scenic bushwalk
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Puhi Puhi Rd, on the north side of the Hapuku River bridge., Marlborough, South Island
Phone(s): 03 5203002
Summary: A self-registration camp site at the Pukatea Stream. This one suits the nature lover because as well as walks, the area offers sea fishing, swimming and small boating. The only facilities here are toilets and cold water, but there is disabled access. Charges $6.10 per person, $1.50 for children.
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Rarangi Whatamongi Bay Whites Bay, Marlborough, South Island
Phone(s): 03 5203002
Summary: Number of tent/caravan/motorhome sites – 113 Maximum number of people – 450 At the northern tip of the Peninsula, this campsite is at the waters edge next to a beach. Maori archaeological sites are nearby including middens and a wahi tapu (sacred) site. Explore the area by foot or [...]
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Coromandel, Port Jackson Road, Port Jackson, New Zealand, Coromandel, North Island
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Phone(s): 078666932
Summary: Number of tent sites – 30 Take in the magnificent views of Mt Hooker from the campsite. Fish in nearby Haast River, enjoy short walks or picnic
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4889 Haast Pass Hwy, New Zealand, Mount Aspiring National Park 9382, West Coast, South Island
Phone(s): 03 443 8365
Overseeing Body: Department of Conservation
Dog Allowed Details (if applicable): Dogs with a DOC permit only. Contact the relevant DOC office to obtain a permit.
Summary: Number of tent sites – 16 This campsite marks the mid-point of the Timber Trail and easy access to the Maramataha suspension bridge. Use the campsite as a base to explore the forest roads by car or mountain bike. Go hunting for red deer.
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Piropiro Campsite, Piropiro Rd, Pureora Forest Park, Central Plateau, North Island
Phone(s): +64 7 878 1050
Summary: Number of tent sites – 50 This is a river side campsite in a farmland area. There are walks and tramps from here or go horse riding, biking, hunting or on 4WD excursions.
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Waikaia Forest, Waikaia, Southland, South Island
Phone(s): 03 2048441
Summary: A stunningly beautiful spot amongst mature native forest, since last century Pelorus Bridge has been a popular stopover point for travellers between Marlborough and Nelson. Set over two camping areas, the main one being Kahikatea Flat, a delightful enclave with lawn tent sites, surrounded by native bush and the [...]
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Pelorous Bridge, RD 2, Rai Valley, Marlborough, South Island
Phone(s): 03 5716019
Summary: Number of sites – 53 Number of powered sites – 24 Number of cabins – 4 Camp within a grove of trees. Walk to swamp forest, old logging sawpits, Acland Falls or the Rangitata River. Fish, jet boat or raft the river.
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Peel Forest Park, RD 22, Geraldine Department of Conservation, South Canterbury, South Island
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Phone(s): 03 696 3567
Summary: 150 camp sites Open October long weekend till Easter Open river terraces and regenerating bush surround the campsite reflecting the farming, mining and sawmilling history of the area. There are short walks to pioneering era relics. Some harder tramping tracks start here. The river offers swimming, white water kayaking [...]
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Otaki Forks Otaki Gorge Rd Tararua Forest Park 5582, Wellington/Wairarapa, North Island
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Phone(s): 06 3648121
Summary: Number of tent sites – 10 Camp in a remote setting north of Te Taita O Makora campsite, and go hunting, walking or fishing.
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Lake Waikaremoana, Te Urewera, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, North Island
Phone(s): 06 8373803
Summary: Number of tent sites – 50. This campsite is set in a remnant podocarp forest. The start of the Wakamarina tramping track is 8 km away.
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Onamalutu Road, North bank Wairau river, Marlborough, South Island
Phone(s): 03 5729100
Summary: Number of tent sites – 40 Camp in the Waimana Valley, cycle along the road, swim, fish, walk through the park, or relax beside the river. Access to Otamatuna Core Area. Lots of birds to watch. Take your binoculars.
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Waimana Valley Road, Waimana, Bay of Plenty, East Cape, North Island
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Phone(s): 07 8373803
Summary: Number of tent sites – 36 Camp in a remote setting. This is one of four road access points to the Whanganui Journey. Look and listen for kereru, tui and fantail. Brown kiwi can often be heard at night. The forest is a mix of rata, rewarewa, rimu, tawa, [...]
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Ohinepane Camping Area Whanganui River Road Matahiwi 4576, Taranaki, North Island
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Phone(s): 06 348 8475
Summary: Number of tent sites – 16 Camp near a stream, beside lush forest. Walk the Totara track and to the Forest Tower. Scenic drives or biking, tramping and hunting.
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Ngaherenga campsite, Pureora Forest Park, Manawatu-Wanganui, 3987, New Zealand, Central Plateau, North Island
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Phone(s): 07 8781080
Summary: Nelson Lakes National Park (established in 1956) is situated in the north of New Zealand’s South Island. This park protects 102,000 hectares of the northern most Southern Alps. The park offers tranquil beech forest, craggy mountains, clear streams and lakes both big and small.
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Porika Road, Lake Rotoroa, Nelson Lakes, New Zealand, Tasman, Nelson, South Island
Phone(s): 03 5211806
Overseeing Body: Department of Conservation
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Summary: This attractive campground is set in an old gold mining area full of exploration opportunities. The Nelson Creek village includes a store, hotel and pottery shop on a terrace immediately above the camping and recreation area. The campground is next to the creek, where you can go gold panning and has numerous sheltered [...]
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621 Nelson Creek Road, Ngahere, West Coast, South Island
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Phone(s): +64 3 768 0427 (Greymouth Office) or +64 3 732 8391 (Reefton i-Site)
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