(Wild) Kamperen

Omdat veel mensen met de camper of een auto met tentje door Nieuw-Zeeland trekken is hier een lijst gemaakt met “reviews” van (goedkope) campings en wild-kampeer plekken. 

In tegenstelling tot in Australië kun je niet overal zomaar parkeren om te overnachten. Er wordt hier wel wat meer gecontroleerd en het kan dus zijn dat je ‘s nachts weggestuurd wordt en je een ander plekje moet opzoeken. Over het algemeen wordt er niet zo moeilijk gedaan over wild kamperen als je het netjes houdt en geen overlast veroorzaakt.

Maar omdat het dus niet aangemoedigdt word is er geen mooie kaart te koop met een overzicht van alle gratis plekjes, zoals je die wel vind in Australië. Bij DOC ( de locale staatsbosbeheer) kun je overzichten krijgen van hun campsites in de Nationale parken. Een aantal zijn erkende wild-kampeer plekken (= gratis!)

Noord eiland

Waiwera holiday park
37 Waiwera Place
09-4265270
camp@waiwera.co.nz
$13 pp/pn met $7 korting op de Waiwera hotpools. (www.waiwera.co.nz)
Goede faciliteiten! vooral de keuken. Mooi uitzicht op de oceaan
Locatie: 8.5
Faciliteiten: 9

Oakura campsite
End off the road
Uitzicht het strand, de zee en een paar mooie eilandjes
$10 pp/pn 

DOC campsite Tapotu
4 km south of Cape Reinga
$10 pp/pn
toilets and cold showers, Sea+river
Location: 9
Facilities: 6

DOC campsite Waipoua forest
$10 pp/pn
toilets, kitchen and hot showers
Location: 8
Facilities: 6.5

Orewa beach holidaypark
$26 pn
excellent campkitchen, tv room games room and seaview
Location: 8
Facilities: 9

Miranda holiday park
$32 pn BUT FREE hotspring (normal $10 pp)
Backpackersrooms, excellent kitchen, hot springs , tv room
Location: 8
Facilities: 9.5

Kiwi tourist holiday park in Otorohanga ( next to Kiwihouse)
$9 pp/pn ( and $ 1.40 discount pp on the Kiwihouse!)
cheap, basic and friendly AND hear Kiwi's call at night!
Location: 8
Facilities: 6.5

The lazy hedgehog backpackers
Tent ans campervan sites $9 pp
Between Kawhia and Waitomo. 10 km N of Te anga 

Waikite Thermal pools and campground
$12 pp/pn incl FREE use of the thermal pools ( normal $8 pp)
not to far from Roturoa
Location: 8.5
Faciliteis: 6.5

Whakapapa DOC holiday park in Tongariro NP
$14 pp/pn !
toilet, kitchen, shower
Location: 7
Facilities:6.5

campsite in Ranana/london , whanganuiriver
$5 pp/pn
toilet, kitchen, shower
Location: 8
Facilities:7

Ashhurst Domain, 15 km N of Palmerston North
$5 pp/pn
toilet, shower
Location: 7
Facilities:6.5 

Elsdon Campground not far from Wellington
$20 pn
Location: 6
Facilities: 6.5 

Campings Zuid- Eiland

Alexanders holidaypark, Picton
$ 18 pn
Location: 6
Facilities: 7 

Misletoe Bay in the Marlborough sounds
Not accessable with anything higher, wider or longer than a van
$5 pp/pn
only toilet
Location: 10
Facilities: 6

Bethany parkcamp in Kaiteriteri  near Abel Tasman NP
$22 pn
toilet, kitchen, shower
Location: 7
Facilities: 7

The barn campsite + Backpackershostel in Marahau Near Abel Tasman NP
$12 pp/pn
If you don't stay the night you can use the showers or the kitchen fot $2.50!
toilet, kitchen, shower
Location: 9.5
Facilities:8.5

Anchorage Bay campsite (DOC) in Abeltasman NP
$10 pp/pn
Pre bookings only, boat and walk access only. tents only
toilet, kitchen
Location: 10
Facilities:7

Port Motueka recreationgrounds in Motueka
donation $5 per car
toilet + cold shower
Location:7.5
Facilities:6.5

Caravan + motel park in Takaka
$10 pp/pn
Location: 5
Facilities: 8

Okarito campground
$7.50 pp/pn
toilet, showers. shelter and phone
Location:9
Facilities:7

Alberttown reserve (DOC), 10 Km N of Wanaka
$7 pp/pn
only toilet
Location:6.5
Facilities:6

Lake Sylvan DOC campsite, Glenorchy
$7 pp/pn
only toilet
Location: 7.5
Facilities:6

DON'T CAMP in Milford sounds!
They charge $30 pn for an unpowered site wich is a parkingspace on the parking lot!

Fine mountain campground in Tuatapere
$7.50 pp/pn
Location:6
Facilities:6.5

Curio bay, S of Waikawa
$ 15pn
fossilised forest, pinquin colonie and swimming with dolphins
Location:9
Facilities:6

Portobello motorcamp. Dunedin peninsula
$ 24 pn
Location:6.5
Facilities:7

White horse hill, DOC campsite, Mount Cook
$6 pp/pn
only toilet
Location: 8
Facilities:6

Raikaia huts
$ 7.50 pn ( not perperson!!)
toilet, showers, kitchen, laundry and sea and river nearby
Location: 8.5
Facilities:7

Onuku Farm Hostel, 6 Km past Akaroa
$ 10 pp (tentsites only)
Kayak with the hector dolphins $ 30 and swimming $75
Location: 9.5
Facilities camp: 6.5

Motunau beach
$ 5 donation per van
Location: 6.5
Facilities camp: 6

Whites bay reserve
$ 6 pp (DOC campsite)
Location: 9
Facilities: 6.5

West bay ( DOC campsite), Lake rotoiti
$9 pp/pn
Location: 9
Facilities: 7

Hanmer spring forest camp
$8 pp/pn
Location: 8
Facilities: 7

Wild kampeer plekken

Noord eiland

DOC campsite in Puketi NP
Forest (pool) road
Locatie: 7 (naast een rivier)
Faciliteiten: 1 (uitgebrand) toilet
Miranda:free camp area just north of Miranda's birdcentre! Ask them! 

FREE DOC campsite ( not in the brochures/ maps)
In Kamai/mamaku Conservation park
SH 29 between Matamata and Tauranga. Exit Ngamuwahine road ( no other sings)
End of dirtroad next to DOC educational centre. If gate is closed at Ngamuwahine reserve sign, just open it( and close again). At the centre gate is a toilet but you can camp anywhere along the river ( but use the toilet!, no shitting in the woods, this close to a river!)
Location: 8
Facilities: 6

According to Te Aroha tourist information you can camp ( with a van) for one night on the rest area's
There are 2 nice ones between Te Aroha and Matamata ( FREE)

Coming from Tauronga ( SH 29) to Tirau ( SH 28)
FREE Rest area just after exit to SH 28 

Rest area ( FREE)
Between Tirau and Cambridge
2 nice areas next to the river 

Oparau Roadhouse, FREE camping!!!
only toilet, and restaurant. unpowered sites only!
our marks:
Location: 8
Faciliteis: 6.5 

Rest/parking area between Te anga and Waitomo
Natural bridge, toilet few metres down left track 

Rest area , 10 km S of Roturoa

Raid's Farm. 10 km N of Toupo
only toilet, besides river
Location: 7
Facilities:6 

Wild kampeer plekken Zuid-Eiland

White bay in rarangi, 22 km S of Picton
toilet
Location: 7
Facilities:6 

Abeltasman carparkcamp in Marahau
Free but not legal!! So  be carefull
toilet
Location: 8.5
Facilities: 6  

Irimahuwheri lookout, 10 km N of Punakaiki
Location:8
Facilities:0 

Copplandtrack carpark
toilet and 1.000.000 musquitos!
Location:6
Facilities:6