Camping in the Ahuriri Valley, South Island, New Zealand.  Amelia Norman

New Zealand Freedom Camping Accommodation

Freedom Camping in New Zealand means pitching a tent or parking a motorhome on public land, without paying. When free camping in New Zealand, always follow these rules:

  • Do not park or camp on private property.

  • Do not use your camping spot as a toilet or motorhome dump station.

  • Do not leave any rubbish or litter behind.

  • Be mindful of your personal safety when camping in secluded areas.

Visit for more information on freedom camping in New Zealand.