Camping in New Zealand with a private bathroom

From Māori maraes to volcanic landscapes, New Zealand offers some of the most diverse camping in the world.

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Brackenthwaite

5 sites · RVs, Tents800 acres · Te Kuiti
River Bends is a private site in the bend of a river flowing through a deep limestone ravine and old Totara and Matai forest, the site is situated in open space allowing access to stunning views of the surrounding rock formations river features and bushland. Composting toilet and clean water on tap are provided at the site.
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Terako Downs POP

20 sites · RVs, Tents14 acres · Waiau
Creatives at heart, Debbie and Frits both love the arts. They love listening to music, collecting vintage pieces (both clothing and artefacts that you can view in their museum!) & hosting dinner parties and events. Their idea for opening Terako Downs was born from their love of sharing. Coming out of owning a business in Dunedin, they felt it a shame not to share their artefacts and the beauty of the property. And they also wanted to be able to pay for the lawn mowing guy.
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Blue Spur Farmstay Hokitika

2 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents75 acres
The camp site is a private spot away from it all but only 10mins to the town. You'll have the whole camp to yourselves. Total privacy! • Families absolutely love staying on our eco-farm among the many farm animals. Friendly free ranging kune kune pigs, goats and a flock of coloured sheep as well as our cows, peacocks and ducks. You can walk the farm and get up close to all our animals. • Camp kitchen, firepit, shower and composting toilet on site. • Add in a firewood bundle. Bring matches, paper and your marshmallows!
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Sommerfeldt Farm

1 site · RV, Tent14 acres · Pukekohe
We are a small farm in a beautiful rural village on the outskirts of Auckland. As well as being a lovely village we are close to beaches, forests & bush walks. We are close enough to Auckland for Daytrips if you want to experience the Big Smoke and far enough away to be away from the hub Bub of city life. We are approx halfway between Auckland city and Hamilton City so a great stop off point if travelling North or South
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Slobadogavich Acres

1 site · RV4 acres
Situated only 15 minutes from Raglan and about the same to the blissful and barely known about Aotea Harbour, keep going and in only 35 minutes you find yourself in Kawhia, another gorgeous harbour and also boasts it's own hot water beach, where at low tide you can just dig a hole and create your own spa pool - choose the right day and enjoy a spectacular and unforgettable sunset. Not forgetting of course the renowned Bridal Veil Falls, only 2km further up the road from this property. With the local social club directly across the road, you have the choice of peace and tranquility or a little socialising and getting to know the locals - with the possibility of being let in on further (lesser known and undiscovered) attractions which, believe me exist - but are accessable by permission only. With it's close proximity to Raglan and all that it beholds, it's a great place to park up away from the hustle and bustle (and the free camping Nazis, lol) take a breath and plan your next move. Stay a night or a week, I promise you that the longer you stay the more welcome you will feel - and be...
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Valley Farm

15 sites · Tents400 acres · Hikurangi
Valley Farm is a magical valley of river flats, and bush clad hills, 35mins north east of Whangārei in the North Island of Aotearoa New Zealand. Spread over 400acres of pristine bush, high pasture and valley floor the main camping sites have access to hot showers, flush toilets, laundry and basic cooking facilities Whether you want to pitch a tent, park a sleeping van, or a fully self contained motorhome, the environment with it's natural beauty and babbling streams will make you relax and unwind. There are also a couple of off-grid secluded cabins if you want to enjoy a time of solitude to think, write, read or just relax. Bushwalks criss-cross the property if you are into hiking, and it is also a perfect stopover if you are doing New Zealand's version of the Camino, the Te Araroa Trail. This brings you to the high plateaus of the property from the coast, with stunning views out to the Poor Knights Islands and all the way down to Whangārei Heads. As a working farm we ask that you respect any livestock, leave gates as you find them, and take responsibility for your own wellbeing around hiking tracks, streams and waterfalls. We operate as much as possible in harmony with the planet, i.e. no toxic chemicals, and zero waste, so please support our kaupapa and 'leave no trace except for footprints'.
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Rustic cabin in stunning Whangapoua

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Coromandel
Find the perfect balance of relaxation and exploration with our awesome cabin tucked away in the beach town of Whangapoua. If you've never been to Whangapoua or are a regular visitor, our cabin is an ideal spot to experience all the attractions of this Coromandel beachside town. The cabin is located only 100 meters from the beautiful white sand Whangapoua beach, and 600 meters from the renowned New Chums Beach, which has been voted one of the top 10 beaches in the world. Opera Point, a sheltered lagoon southeast of Whangapoua Beach, is a great place to sunbathe, watch boats, or swing with ropes. This spot also has a 1 hour return bush and beach walk that includes a walk to a pa site, an old tramway line, and a window rock. This listing is only for the cabin as seen on the left. It has a capacity of five people, consisting of one double bunk and one single bunk. About the space: This property is the perfect spot if you are a camping enthusiast but love a soft comfy bed at night! The cozy cabin provides accommodations for up to five guests, with a double bunk (double bed on the bottom, single bed on the top) and a single bunk (single bed on the bottom, single bed on the top). A few important points to note: * A Weber BBQ is available for your use, however no kitchen facilities are supplied; so please remember to bring pots, pans, plates and cutlery. * Linen is not provided, please bring your own sheets, pillows, blankets and towels * There is a toilet block with hot shower, dishwashing facilities, toilet and washing machine * There is a deck with large fridge available to store food and drinks * This listing is only for the guest cabin as seen on the left * Please take rubbish/trash with you when you leave, or alternatively, put in one of the trash cans at the public toilets
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Pats Place - Te Ngaere Bay

1 site · Tent1 acre · Kaeo
Available is a sheltered flat grass section near a stunning beach. It is sheltered from the wind yet only a 60m stroll to the beach. Take your morning coffee or evening wine to the beach (like I do). Lot's of fun nature hikes in the area, eg Mahineapua Track, Whangaroa Harbour. Nearby is Matauri Bay reknowned for it's great surf, or Kauri Cliffs Golf Resort.
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Whangaehu Homestead

1 site · RV, Tent20 acres · Masterton
Our rustic, charming campsite is located beside an old Woolshed on our small farm, it faces West for perfect Wairarapa Sunsets. It is sheltered from wind, there is power, water, a fridge, and a toilet and cover from the rain. Light the campfire, lie in the hammock, and gaze at the stars! We are a 7-minute drive east of Masterton towards Castlepoint Beach. The area is famous for beautiful beaches, vineyards and hiking. Please note, we have working farm dogs, livestock and two small pet dogs that might visit! Sometimes there might be farm noise during the day but it's very quiet at night, you can even hear our local Ruru calling to each other.
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Valley View

1 site · Tent2 acres · Wellsford
Secluded,, Bush walks,, handy to beaches,, village markets,, 50 private acres for observing nature with giant kauri trees,, Flat ground for tents,, also cabins available,, fully self contained with kitchen,,, bathroom,,, lounge/dining,,, bedroom,,, TV,, and VIDIO available,,, linen provided no camping in forest
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Cliff Top Cottage

2 sites · Lodging3 acres
Quaint cottage. Sleeps up to 6. 800m away from the iconic Vinegar Hill. Just 3 minutes off SH1, on a quiet road, perfect rural escape. Let me help make going away easy, just bring your clothes, toiletries and food, and you are good to go! We're more than a place to stay! Get immersed in our country life, ride the heritage cycle trail, play some golf, swim and fish in the river, ride our ponies or stay in with our selection of games! Plus we offer yoga, massage and beauty therapy! On our land, we have a variety of different animals, at the moment, six ponies, 9 sheep, two goats, five chickens, a pig, a dog and a cat. We are also blessed to have an orchard. Bedroom 1: can sleep three, double bunk bed with a single above, large side table and in wall shelving to store your belongings Bedroom 2: can sleep 3, set of single bunks and a single bed, with side tables for your belongings. All bedding is provided. We also have a portacot and bedding (in bedroom 1 - under bed and in cabinet). Kitchen: The cottage has pretty much everything to meet your cooking needs there is a bench top oven with two hot plates, an electric frying pan, BBQ and a microwave. Plates, bowls, pots, cups, cutlery, utensils etc all provided. Tea, coffee, sugar, milo, a jug and a 4-slice toaster provided too and a small variety of cereal options. Tomato sauce, mayo, margarine, cooking oil, salt, pepper, curry, mixed herbs and some toast spreads are also provided. Bathroom and Laundry: Contains, shower, toilet and vanity. Good pressure. Towels, facecloths, bathmat and hand towels provided. You will also find the first aid kit here too! Body wash available also. Washing machine and washing powder provided at the cottage. Dryer access can be arranged over at the house. Clothes horse and small line for use too. If you need them, cleaning supplies are in the laundry cabinet, a mop behind the washing machine and a vacuum cleaner behind the couch. Lounge and dining: Lounge and dining is in the front room. Lounge suite, coffee table and dining table that seats 5. Also a selection of books, games, puzzles and children's toys, which we will be forever adding to. We also have a high chair you can assemble, this is behind the couch in the lounge. Please note there is no TV and limited cell phone signal unless you are with Spark. No wifi at cottage, can use at house if needed. Extra Info: * Heating provided via heat pump * A carport at the back of the cottage is an extra space to use, especially if it were to rain, great space also for storing bikes/horse gear/dog crates etc. * Picnic table, outdoor chairs and sun umbrella provided, rain umbrellas too. Check out the small shed behind the cottage for extra things like this. * A few golf clubs available if you wanted to check out our local course * In the wee shed off the carport you will find swing ball, golf clubs, a mini tramp and inside there are toys, balls and a Pétanque set. * In the future plan to have plenty of bikes and life jackets, watch this space!
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Whitikahu Glade

3 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres
A little glade down the back of our property, the glade is surrounded by a small orchid, and a few willow trees. Rain water on site for people staying to use, gardens and a small creek which is not suitable for using the water. We are located... 1km from Woodlands Historical Heritage Home 10km From Rototuna or Taupiri
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Camping in New Zealand with a private bathroom guide

Overview

Ask a Kiwi what defines New Zealand (Aotearoa), and you'll get markedly different answers depending on where they hail from—even if they only grew up hours apart. That may be because New Zealand crams diverse landscapes and experiences into its 268,021 square kilometres. You can sleep at Māori maraes, park your campervan at the foot of active volcanoes, unroll your sleeping bag metres from the sea or deep in the rainforest, or pitch a tent at the foot of snow-capped mountains. Kiwis love road trips thanks to an extensive network of frontcountry, backcountry, and even urban camping areas. Freedom camping in New Zealand is also widespread, with free camping sites sometimes even equipped with flush toilets and hot showers. Department of Conservation (DOC) campsites and holiday parks can be found in even the most remote corners of the country, while local hosts are among the most welcoming you’ll find anywhere in the world.

Where to go

Northland (North Island)

This stretch of land north of Auckland is the birthplace of both Māoridom and modern New Zealand. Campsites in the Bay of Islands offer modern amenities and services, while seaside sites in the relatively unpopulated Far North region do justice to the phrase "winterless north."

Waikato (North Island)

Just south of Auckland, Waikato may be known for its cows, but this is also where you'll find some of the most dynamic camping in the region, including riverbanks and caves lit up at night with glowworms, surf beaches, and the bays and inlets of the Coromandel.

Bay of Plenty & Hawke's Bay (North Island)

Kiwifruits, wineries, and seafood are just part of what makes these two regions so plentiful. In addition to beachfront camping sites, you'll also find farm stays and further inland, camping among the misty mountain peaks of Te Urewera or beside the steaming geysers at Rotorua.

Ruapehu (North Island)

Within the volcanic heart of the North Island, the Ruapehu region also marks the start Whanganui River, with its headwaters in Tongariro National Park. Lava flows have defined this landscape, yet you can also park your motorhome among lush green rainforest.

Tasman/Nelson & Marlborough (South Island)

After a ferry ride from Wellington, you'll arrive to the northern end of the South Island, where these Tasman and Marlborough are known for their gold-hued beaches (especially in the aptly named Golden Bay and Abel Tasman National Park), plus kayaking, wineries, endless coastline, and native bush.

West Coast (South Island)

New Zealand's West Coast is known for being both wild and wet. It lives up to both descriptions, but it isn't all rain and gloom. Here, you'll find glaciers that nearly touch the sea, native rainforest, windswept beaches, and some of the country's most remote campsites.

Canterbury (South Island)

From the turquoise lakes of Mackenzie Country and the snow-capped peaks of Arthur's Pass to the braided rivers that cross the plains, Canterbury is as big as it is diverse. Want to camp beachside, riverside, oceanside, mountainside, lakeside, or even cityside in Christchurch? Find it all in Canterbury.

Otago (South Island)

Otago's urban centre of Queenstown is known for hustle and bustle, but it's easy to find yourself totally immersed in wilderness after just a short drive. With massive lakes, rushing rivers, and high mountain peaks, there's no shortage of adventure or camping grounds in the country's adrenaline capital.

Fiordland & Stewart Island (South Island)

Fiordland National Park is one of New Zealand's most remote regions—yet it's also one of the most visited. The postcard-perfect Milford Sound is what lures many here, but for those who have time to camp for a few nights, it offers unparalleled wilderness opportunities starting from Te Anau.

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