Camping is a great way to enjoy some of the best parts of our country. Here's how to do it with care.
Leave no trace
The Department of Conservation’s website contains useful information on how to keep safe and leave no trace in the outdoors.
Use a public toilet or the one in your vehicle
Please respect our home and other travellers by using the proper facilities. Just look for the signs. You can find a public toilet near you by searching the AA map.
Use a dump station to dispose of campervan waste
It’s important you dispose of your water and toilet waste in a safe and environmentally sound way. Look out for the blue dump station symbol throughout the country.
Stay at a campsite
For the best experience, stay at one of our great campsites. With many having cooking, toilet and shower facilities on site, there’s everything you’ll need.
Refill your water bottle — it's free
Bring a reusable bottle and refill on the go anywhere you see the RefillNZ logo or at your campsite. Tap water in New Zealand is safe to drink.