Freedom camping is when you camp on public land that isn’t a recognised camping ground or holiday park.

Where you can freedom camp depends on what part of New Zealand you’re in and what kind of vehicle you’re using. The rules about freedom camping apply to:

  • cars and vans

  • motor caravans

  • campervans

  • RVs

  • motorhomes

  • caravans

  • mobile homes

  • tents