Please stay in holiday parks, Department of Conservation campsites and other designated camping areas.
Freedom camping is allowed in many places, but the rules vary in each community. Check out the signs – they'll usually indicate where you can freedom camp.
Download a New Zealand camping app like the Camping NZ app or Camper Mate app to find your next camping spot.
Assume nothing – always ask.
Where can you camp?
Fully Certified Self Contained
Non Self Contained
|Department of Conservation Campsites||Yes||Sometimes|
|Designated camping sites with a toilet||Yes||Yes*|
|Designated camping sites without a toilet||Yes||NO|