Camping in New Zealand

Camping in New Zealand is a tradition that dates back to the early years of European settlement. Each year, thousands of New Zealand families unlock their motorhome or pack up their tent and sleeping bags, grab the barbeque, fishing rods and hiking boots and head off to their favourite camping spot in New Zealand. And it’s not hard to see why. Within an hour's drive of most places where Kiwis live are camping sites nestled in idyllic locations - on the shore of a white sandy beach, the edge of a lake or rainforest or close by geothermal hot pools. New Zealand is the ultimate camping destination.