Camping in New Zealand

CampingCar-Online/Ramble Campervans can offer you general information about 'wild' camping (outside of designated campsites) and campsites in New Zealand, as well as suggesting some good sites for camping. Motorhome travel is an ideal way to explore New Zealand and enjoy the nature and exceptional wilderness.

A motorhome trip in New Zealand requires good preparation of the itinerary, budget and camping sites for the night after a long day's driving and exploration.
The country is full of places to park your vehicle for the night. The price varies from the more expensive, 'luxurious' sites to free areas with minimal facilities.
Motorhome holidays are popular in New Zealand so it is better to be well informed and to book in advance.

General camping information

'Wild' camping (outside of designated campsites) in New Zealand is permitted under certain conditions. Please refer to the signs shown at the entrance of the parks that explain the rules, or look on the internet. Park rangers survey the parks and you may be fined if you do not respect the indicated conditions.

Below is a list of useful links for locating and booking your campsites, whether they be 'wild' or equipped with water, electricity ...

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Explore this safe country with beautiful scenery and very warm and friendly people who respect the nature around them


The driving distances are reasonable with easy, beautiful routes; one quickly gets used to driving on the left. You will save money on expensive accomodation by camping.


The ski slopes on the South Island guarentee great snow!


Plan to travel in December, January or Febuary: book 6 - 9 months in advance


Motorhome travel will allow you to access rafting spots, moutaineering spots and other extreme sports areas in complete freedom! The passage between the two islands by ferry is easy in a motorhome.

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