We strongly recommend you stay in a caravan (RV) park. New Zealand has an extensive
network of caravan parks in all major tourist centres and most towns. Caravan parks
offer excellent recreational opportunities, plus essential shower and toilet facilities.
Powered sites enable you to connect your vehicle to electricity. The approximate
cost is NZ$20-30 per night.
Most New Zealand national parks have areas set aside for camping. There are often
showers, toilets, barbecues and picnic areas. National parks are also beautiful
and peaceful locations to stay overnight. However, national parks do not usually
offer powered sites.
Council laws prohibit camping on the side of the
road near towns and cities. However, outside towns and in country areas it is generally
Apollo provides all clients with discount vouchers which can be used at a variety
of camping sites, attractions and tourist parks around New Zealand.
While New Zealand is very tolerant of ‘Freedom Camping’ they do have some guidelines
to ensure their communities and environment is not adversely affected by campers.
There are also new laws that allow local governments to fine you if you are breaching
the freedom camping guidelines. For more information click