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’


Park up your Camper on private land with Campable

If you are after the most natural Kiwi experience, then check out Campable. Campable give Budgy Campers travellers access to unique and private properties throughout New Zealand.  From Vineyards, Waterside properties, Farms, Resorts and Sports Clubs – you won’t be disappointed with this range.

  • Stay on private property
  • Unique and luxury sites
  • Trusted hosts
  • Book with ease

Download  Campable on your phone to gain instant access to unique and private campervan sites. Download here.

$5 Discount – Using the Campable App, add promo code RIDE and get a $5 discount on the next Campable site you book.

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 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.

Save up to 70% on your DOC campsite fees when you book with Budgy Campers. Book Here

DOC Campsites in the North Island and South Island

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.

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.