Campsites

Waitohi Reserve Camp Ground

Small campground next to the Lake Sumner Road. Grassy camping space, access to the river, and two very cute log ...   More ▶︎

Loch Katrine Campsite

Camping next to a remote lake. Camping here is free, while there are also several bookable huts.   More ▶︎
Lake Taylor Campsite

Lake Taylor Campsite

Open, grassy campsite on the shores of Lake Taylor, the gateway to Lake Sumner Forest Park.   More ▶︎

Cascade Creek Campsite

Large campsite on the Milford Road at the foot of Lake Gunn. Wheelchair accessible toilet.   More ▶︎

Piha Domain Camp

This large camping ground at Piha makes for an excellent base to explore the Waitakere Ranges or an overnight stop ...   More ▶︎

Craw Campground

A new campsite built for the Hillary Trail. Located on the old Craw Homestead site on Anawhata Road.   More ▶︎
Tapotupotu Campsite

Tapotupotu Campsite

Coastal camping at the country's most northerly campsite. This campsite has a boatramp and cold showers. It is wheelchair accessible, ...   More ▶︎

Pandora Campsite

Located at Whangākea / Pandora on the Te Paki Coastal Track, and overlooking Waitahora Lagoon.   More ▶︎

Twilight Campsite

Overlooking Paengarēhia / Twilight Beach, this campsite is located on the Te Paki Coastal Track.   More ▶︎
Kapowairua (Spirits Bay) Campsite

Kapowairua (Spirits Bay) Campsite

A serene campsite at the eastern end of Spirits Bay. Also known as Kapowairua, the bay was home the the ...   More ▶︎

Kowhai Flat

A basic campsite on the banks of the Rakaia River. This campsite is commonly used for fishing trips, but is ...   More ▶︎
Greenstone Saddle Camping Area

Greenstone Saddle Camping Area

Large informal campsite at Greenstone Saddle, near the top of the Greenstone Track.   More ▶︎
Awaroa/Godley Head Campsite

Awaroa/Godley Head Campsite

New campsite located at the mouth of Lyttelton Harbour, next to a WWII defence battery installation. From the campsite, several ...   More ▶︎

Grey River Campsite

Basic camping in a pocket of native forest next to the Grey River. A loop track leads to the Mount ...   More ▶︎
Opanuku Pipeline Campground

Opanuku Pipeline Campground

Small campsite in the Waitakere Ranges. The campsite has two grassy spaces amongst pretty forest on the banks of the ...   More ▶︎

Wooded Gully Campsite

Streamside camping in Mount Thomas Forest at the edge of the Canterbury foothills. Several short walks are nearby, plus longer ...   More ▶︎

Craigieburn Shelter campsite

Popular campsite on the banks of Cave Stream in Craigieburn Forest Park, with a number of easy walking tracks nearby. ...   More ▶︎

Mangapurua Campsite

Boat-access campsite at Mangapurua Landing on the Whanganui River. This campsite serves the Whanganui Journey.   More ▶︎

Pioneer Park Campsite

Large grassy camping area near Fairlie. Several short walks through remnant native forest, with mountain biking nearby in Raincliff Forest.   More ▶︎

Pae o te Rangi Campground

Pae o te Rangi is a campsite in the Kauri Cascades area of Auckland's Waitakere Ranges. Managed by Auckland Council. Bookings ...   More ▶︎
Lake Tennyson Campsite

Lake Tennyson Campsite

Expansive campsite on the tussock shoreline of Lake Tennyson, on Molesworth Station. The campsite is close to the start of ...   More ▶︎

Graces Stream Campsite

This Catchpool Valley campsite is a short walk in, leaving the crowds and caravans behind, but still handy to the ...   More ▶︎
Catchpool Valley Campsite

Catchpool Valley Campsite

Extensive drive-in campsite in the Catchpool Valley: a hub for short walks and overnight trips into the Orongorongo Valley. The campsite ...   More ▶︎

Siberia Flat campsite

Camping next to the Wangapeka River near the start of the Wangapeka Track. Facilities include picnic tables nestled amongst trees ...   More ▶︎

Courthouse Flat campsite

Wide grassy camping in the Wangapeka Valley. A common access point onto Mount Owen via Granity Pass Hut. A number ...   More ▶︎

Everest Base Camp Trek 2015

Following the footsteps of Hillary and Tenzing to the utmost Mountain in the world! The crucial brave of Everest base ...   More ▶︎

Slab Hut Creek Campsite

Grassy picnic and camping spot. Recreational gold mining is permitted in the creek. The site features a barbecue and pizza ...   More ▶︎

Mistletoe Bay Eco Village

This private campsite offers ample coastal camping space along with backpacker-style accommodation. Campers have access to a new camp kitchen ...   More ▶︎

Davies Bay campsite

Coastal campsite located in Umungata Bay, in the Grove Arm of Queen Charlotte Sound. This campsite is the last on ...   More ▶︎

Cowshed Bay campsite

A popular coastal campsite in Portage Bay, Kenepuru Sound. This campsite is located near the Queen Charlotte Track, being a ...   More ▶︎

Black Rock campsite

A ridgeline campsite on the Queen Charlotte Track, just east of Torea Saddle. The campsite offers views of the sounds, ...   More ▶︎
Bay of Many Coves campsite

Bay of Many Coves campsite

This high, ridgeline campsite offers good views of Queen Charlotte Sound, but no water access.   More ▶︎

Schoolhouse Bay campsite

Coastal campsite on the Queen Charlotte Track, located in Resolution Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound.   More ▶︎

Camp Bay campsite

Coastal campsite located in Camp Bay, Endeavour Inlet, Queen Charlotte Sound. This campsite sits beneath Kenepuru Saddle on the Queen ...   More ▶︎

Mount Potts Station campsite

Powered and tent sites located on Mount Potts Station. The lodge also offers other accommodation, and a café/restaurant and bar. Nearby ...   More ▶︎

Lake Heron Campground

Camping on Arrowsmith Station at Lake Heron. Tent site fees are $7.50 per night via an honesty box. Nearby walks include ...   More ▶︎

Lake Clearwater Reserve

Campsite and day use area on the banks of Lake Clearwater. There are a number of interesting walks in the ...   More ▶︎

Cobb River campsite

Camping on grassy river flats in the Cobb Valley. Ample walking options in the area.   More ▶︎
Whitikau Campsite

Whitikau Campsite

A basic DOC campground 12km west of the Motu Road, and the junctions of the 4WD Otipi Road and Takaputahi ...   More ▶︎

Molesworth Cob Cottage campsite

Campsite in Molesworth Recreation Reserve next to the original Molesworth Station homestead (1885).   More ▶︎
Crosbies Campsite

Crosbies Campsite

Campsite at Crosbies Hut. This campsite must be booked. Fees are $5 for adults, $2.50 for children, and free for under ...   More ▶︎

Unknown Campsite

Clearing next to a creek near Lake Colenso.   More ▶︎

Moss Creek campsite

Campsite on Moss Creek near an old kauri dam, and near the climb to the summit of Mount Rowe (794m). This ...   More ▶︎

Billygoat Clearing campsite

Campsite on the Billygoat Walk, part of the Kauaeranga Kauri Trail. This campsite must be booked. Fees are $5 for adults, ...   More ▶︎

Dancing Camp campsite

Campsite on the Kauaeranga Kauri Trail, located near the Dancing Camp kauri driving dam (constructed 1924) and nearby Pinnacles Hut. This ...   More ▶︎

Dickey Flat campsite

Campsite near Karangahake, surrounded by mining and logging history.   More ▶︎
Waitengaue Campsite

Waitengaue Campsite

A clearing where the Waitengaue Hut used to be.   More ▶︎

Otto/MacDonalds campsite

Roadside campsite at the northern end of Lake Mapourika.   More ▶︎

Brod Bay campsite

Campsite in beech forest on the shoreline of Lake Te Anau.   More ▶︎

Whariwharangi Bay campsite

Campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track, next to Whariwharangi Hut. This campsite offers filtered water, fireplaces, and flushing toilets.   More ▶︎
Mutton Cove Campsite

Mutton Cove Campsite

Beautiful beach with large camping area. This campsite offers flushing toilets and fireplaces.   More ▶︎

Anapai Bay campsite

Campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track. This campsite offers flush toilets.   More ▶︎

Totaranui campground

Large and popular camping ground at Totaranui, near the Abel Tasman Coast Track. This camping ground has an office with ...   More ▶︎

Totaranui Great Walk campsite

Campsite with vehicle access on the Abel Tasman Coast Track near Anchorage. This campsite is only available to walkers on ...   More ▶︎

Waiharakeke Bay campsite

Campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track. This campsite offers flushing toilets and a fireplace.   More ▶︎

Awaroa campsite

Campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track at the southern edge of Awaroa Inlet. The inlet can only be crossed ...   More ▶︎

Onetahuti Bay campsite

Campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track next to Tonga Island Marine Reserve. This campsite is a scheduled water taxi ...   More ▶︎

Tonga Quarry campsite

Campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track next to the Tonga Island Marine Reserve.   More ▶︎

Mosquito Bay campsite

Campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track. This campsite has no walking access from the track and is suitable for ...   More ▶︎

Bark Bay campsite

Large campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track near Bark Bay Hut. This campsite is a scheduled water taxi stop, ...   More ▶︎

Torrent Bay Village campsite

Campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track next to a tidal estuary. Kayakers note: the campsite is regularly up to ...   More ▶︎

Anchorage campsite

Large and popular campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track. This campsite is a scheduled water taxi stop. It features ...   More ▶︎

Te Pukatea Bay campsite

Campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track near Anchorage.   More ▶︎

Watering Cove campsite

Campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track near Anchorage.   More ▶︎

Observation Beach campsite

Campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track near Anchorage. This campsite has no walking access from the track and is ...   More ▶︎

Akersten Bay campsite

Campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track betwee Marahau and Anchorage.   More ▶︎

Apple Tree Bay campsite

Campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track between Marahau and Anchorage.   More ▶︎

Tinline campsite

Campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track near Marahau.   More ▶︎

North Arm campsite

Camping under forest near North Arm Hut on the Rakiura Track.   More ▶︎

Port William campsite

Grassy campsite at Magnetic Beach near Port William Hut on the Rakiura Track.   More ▶︎

Maori Beach campsite

Camping amongst the seaside grasses at Maori Beach. This is the site of an old sawmill, with a rusting steam ...   More ▶︎
Greyneys campsite

Greyneys campsite

A grassy clearing in the forest next to the highway, with a stone shelter. This campsite is located near the ...   More ▶︎
Klondyke Corner campsite

Klondyke Corner campsite

A large grassy site often used as a base for trampers in the area. The area features a striking octagonal ...   More ▶︎
Andrews Shelter campsite

Andrews Shelter campsite

Free camping on flats next to Andrews Stream. A sturdy shelter is located here. From here, the Andrews Valley Track ...   More ▶︎

Hawdon Shelter campsite

Broad golden grass flats on the banks of the Hawdon River. Kea overhead and ample space to avoid the crowds. ...   More ▶︎

Avalanche Creek Shelter campsite

Campsite located near the highway in Arthur's Pass Village. A good base for a variety of day walks. The information ...   More ▶︎

Pleasant Flat Campsite

Campsite by the highway just north of Haast Pass.   More ▶︎

Walker Creek Campsite

A small roadside picnic area on the Eglinton River, with limited camping space. No drinking water. Self registration.   More ▶︎

Henry Creek Campsite

Extensive camping under trees on the shore of Lake Te Anau. Beautiful views of Middle Fiord. Self-registration on site. No ...   More ▶︎

Lake Middleton Campground

Camp under trees by Lake Middleton, a kettle lake next to Lake Ohau. The campground is managed by Waitaki District ...   More ▶︎
Kerr Bay campsite

Kerr Bay campsite

Grassy lakeside camping surrounded by a wealth of walking options, from short walks to alpine tops trips and multi-day tramps. ...   More ▶︎

Deer Flat Campsite

Extensive flats under trees next to the Eglinton River.   More ▶︎
Hans Bay Campsite

Hans Bay Campsite

Large campsite next to Lake Kaniere. Very popular with families over the summer. Dogs are not permitted.   More ▶︎

Lake Mahināpua campsite

Very spacious grassy camping area on the shores of a pretty lake. In summer, this is a popular spot for ...   More ▶︎

Goldsborough Camping Area

Small grassy campsite on the site of the old Goldsborough gold town, home to 6350 people back in 1867. The site ...   More ▶︎

Whatipu Caves Campground

Basic campsite located by the Whatipu Caves, Whatipu. Managed by Auckland Council. Bookings required. Water must be carried in from ...   More ▶︎

McCreadies Paddock Campground

Basic campsite near Karekare. Managed by Auckland Council. Bookings required. Water from stream.   More ▶︎

Odlins 2 Campground

Small campsite on the Odlin Timber Track. Bookings required. Stream water.   More ▶︎

Barn Paddock Campground

Basic campsite located on Karamatura Farm in Huia. Managed by Auckland Council. Bookings required. Water should be boiled.   More ▶︎

Whatipu Lodge Campground

Campground attached to the historic Whatipu Lodge. Managed by Auckland Council.   More ▶︎

Karamatura Valley Campground

Basic campsite located in the Karamatura Valley behind Huia Bay. Managed by Auckland Council. Bookings required.   More ▶︎

Tunnel Point Campground

Basic campsite located by an old logging tramway tunnel south of Karekare. Managed by Auckland Council. Bookings required.   More ▶︎
Pararaha Valley Campground

Pararaha Valley Campground

Basic campsite located in the beautiful Pararaha Valley just back from the blacksand beach. Managed by Auckland Council. Bookings required.   More ▶︎

Lake Mackenzie Campsite

Small campsite on the Routeburn Track located near the hut.   More ▶︎
Angelus Hut Campsite

Angelus Hut Campsite

Alpine campsite located near Angelus Hut and Lake Angelus. During peak season, this campsite must be booked in advance with ...   More ▶︎
Welcome Flat Campsite

Welcome Flat Campsite

Located next to the Welcome Flat Hut and hot pools. This campsite must be booked in advance with DOC.   More ▶︎

Binser Saddle

Sheltered flat site with plenty of beach wood for a campfire. It's just before the high point of the saddle ...   More ▶︎
Macetown

Macetown

Macetown on the Motatapu track. Camping is permitted, but camping or lighting fires in the historic buildings is not permitted.   More ▶︎

Canaan Downs

Quiet camping area with short walks, mountain biking, caving, and tramping nearby.   More ▶︎
Waiopaoa Campsite

Waiopaoa Campsite

Waiopaoa campsite, next to Waiopaoa hut.   More ▶︎

Campsite categories

Great Walks Campsite
Campsites are available on most Great Walks, usually next to huts. Great Walks pass required, bookings may be required. Toilets, water supply. No use of hut facilities not available.
Serviced, Scenic, or Standard Campsite
Accessible by car or boat, and offering a range of facilities.
Basic Campsite
Accessible by car or boat, but with minimal facilities. No fees or bookings. Toilet, water may be from stream.
Backcountry Campsite
Walk-in access. Fees vary. No bookings. Toilet, water may be from stream.