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Summary: Mangatutu Hot Springs is a popular camping, picnic and fishing spot, and a starting point for tramping, hunting or day walks up the Mohaka River and further into the Kaweka Forest Park. There are barbecues, picnic tables and toilets located in secluded clearings among the manuka surrounds, and there [...]
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Mangatutu Hot Springs, Kaweka Forest Park, Hawke's Bay, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, North Island
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Phone(s): 06 834 3111
Overseeing Body: Department of Conservation
Summary: Number of tent sites – 20 This is a large campsite. Explore the Lewis Pass area from here. There is a short walk to the sluice box, or follow the Lake Daniell Track. There are natural hot pools on both sides of Lewis Pass.
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Lewis Pass, Maruia, West Coast, New Zealand, West Coast, South Island
Phone(s): 03 732 8391
Summary: Number of tent sites – 30 Camp beside a gravel beach not far from Lake Grassmere Salt Works. Fish, boat or walk from here.
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Marfells Beach Road, Lake Grassmere Department of Conservation, Marlborough, South Island
Phone(s): 03 527 9100
Overseeing Body: Department of Conservation
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Summary: Details of this camp are in The New Zealand Camping Guide . To order click ‘order form’
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Arawa Road, Matata, Bay of Plenty, East Cape, North Island 3194
Phone(s): 07 322 2327
Summary: Matiu/Somes Island Scientific and Historic Reserve is a tranquil retreat for wildlife and visitors alike. Maori have occupied this island for generations. In more recent times, Matiu/Somes Island has served as a human and animal quarantine station, an internment camp, and a military defence position. Thanks to the dedication [...]
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Somes Island, Lower Hutt, Wellington, Wellington/Wairarapa, North Island
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Phone(s): 04 3847770
Overseeing Body: Tuhua Trust Board
Summary: Details of this camp are in The New Zealand Camping Guide . To order click ‘order form’
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Tuhua Trust Board, Tauranga., Bay of Plenty, East Cape, North Island
Phone(s): +64 7 579 0580
Summary: Along the Milford Road (between Te Anau and The Divide) you can stay at one of ten DOC camping areas. These are in picturesque spots beside bush, rivers and lakes, often with opportunities for bush walks or trout fishing nearby. Most have fire places, picnic tables, toilets and access [...]
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Milford Track, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand, Southern Lakes, South Island
Phone(s): 03 2497921
Summary: Number of tent sites – 40 Between native bush and the lake, this large grassy site is perfect for a range of activities. 1.5 km from Mokau Falls
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Waikaremoana Road, Te Urewera, Hawke's Bay, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, North Island
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Phone(s): 06 8373803
Overseeing Body: Department of Conservation
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Summary: Number of tent sites – 20. Molesworth Station is New Zealand\’s largest farm park. Camp near the original cob homestead built in 1885 close to the Molesworth Farm Park boundary. Drive or cycle along the road and fish in the river.
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Molesworth Station 122 km from Blenheim., Marlborough, South Island
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Phone(s): 03 5729100
Summary: Number of tent sites – 5 Enjoy this peaceful campsite beside Lake Monowai. Explore the tracks to Rodger Inlet and Green Lake huts or go fishing or boating.
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Monowai, Southland, Lake Monowai roadend, Department of Conservation, Southland, South Island
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Phone(s): 03 2144589
Summary: The Motuihe campsite is divided into five different areas, or ‘pods’: Confidence Site (3 tent sites), on the western side of the sealed road, 25m uphill from the toilet block. Parade Ground (28 tent sites), on the headland above wharf road. Follow the timber box steps 100m west of [...]
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Motuihe Island, Auckland, North Island
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Phone(s): 09 5348095
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Overseeing Body: Department of Conservation
Summary: Number of tent sites – 25 An island sanctuary for native flora and fauna, the camp is near a Māori historic site and early European settlement. Watch for kiwi, whitehead, grey faced petrel and NZ dotterel. Walking, all water sports and bird watching.
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Motuora Island, Kawau Island, Auckland, North Island
Phone(s): 09 4257812
Summary: Number of tent sites – 20 A quiet campsite on the eastern flank of the Hunter Hills. 3.5 km forest walk from camp to podocarp forest remnant.
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Back Line Road, 32km south west of Timaru Department of Conservation, South Canterbury, South Island
Phone(s): 03 3799758
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)
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
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: 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 – 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 – 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 – 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: 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 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: 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 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
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 – 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
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: 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: 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
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
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
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: 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: 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
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: 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
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: 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
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: 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: 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
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: 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: 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: 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
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: 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: 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
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