Camping Spots

Where can I camp?

New Zealand offers a choice to park up your motorhome! Holiday Parks, Camp Grounds or try a taste of ‘Freedom Camping’

Holiday Parks and Camp Grounds

Holiday Parks and Camp Grounds are equipped with shared toilet and shower facilities, kitchen and often t.v rooms, playgrounds and much much more.  You can also choose between a powered or non-powered site.  So, for the Budgy Familia 6, Traveller Plus and Traveller it is always recommended that you take a powered site, so you can recharge the house battery.

There is a small charge to stay at Camp Grounds and Holiday Parks.

Freedom Camping – over 500 freedom camping spots

If you are wanting a bit of an adventure try parking up your campervan on public land! Often these spots will have you sleeping at some of New Zealand’s most amazing landscapes you will never want to leave!

The Department of Conservation (DOC) manages over 250 vehicle accessible camp grounds situated surrounded by natural New Zealand beauty with access to walks, swimming holes and more hidden gems. Save upto 70% on your DOC campsite fees when you book with Budgy Campers.

DOC Campsites in the North Island

DOC Campsites in the South Island

While these places are free to stay, they do carry responsibility.  You need to take away your waste and ensure you leave the site clean and tidy for the next lot of campers.  Find out where you can dump your waste here.

Sometimes there is some confusion about camping rules in New Zealand. The Camping Our Way website provides all the information you need about camping in New Zealand, including: types of campsites, locations, and general rules.