Top 7 Camping spots in New Zealand

Top 7 Camping spots in New Zealand

Have you started planning your next family trip? If you are into outdoor adventure, try going camping. For those that have never tried camping, maybe after reading this post you will want to give it a go and experience something different. Camping is an affordable holiday accommodation option and most sites have beautiful landscaped surroundings often with a bush outlook or beside a beach or lake.

If you’re setting up camp, you can choose a powered or non-powered site although a powered site will be more expensive. You will always find easy access to a shared kitchen and bathroom facilities.

Usually Families are more attracted to holiday parks that have camping sites as they usually have play areas, heated swimming pools, trampolines and barbecues etc.

Here are some of New Zealand’s top spots to pitch a tent:

franz-josef-holiday-parkFranz Josef Holiday Park

Franz Josef Holiday Park is one of the best camping grounds on the South Island. The holiday park is huge with a lot of space for the kids to run around. Grass tent sites are available throughout the Park. Click here for more information and reviews.

Christchurch Holiday ParkChristchurch_holiday_park

Christchurch Holiday Park is situated on 5 hectares of beautiful parkland settings. Christchurch Holiday Park has been a family run business for over 40 years. It is the only park to have a 5 star rating. It is a renowned family park and provides a wide range of facilities. Click here for more information and reviews.

Waikawau_Bay_Camping_groundsWaikawau Bay Camping grounds

This place is certainly the best way to escape from the hustle and bustle for a while.
Click here for more information and reviews.

Kennedy Park Resort NapierKennedy_Park_Resort_Napier

Kennedy Park Resort is the place to stay in Hawke’s Bay Wine Country.
You will find lots here to keep you entertained and busy. Click here for more information and reviews.

orewa_beach_holiday_parkOrewa Beach Holiday Park

If you are looking for a camping ground in Auckland then Orewa Beach Holiday Park is one of our favorites. Click here for more information and reviews.

Hot_water_beach_lake_TaraweraHot Water Beach campsite on Lake Tarawera

Hot water beach at Lake Tarawera near Rotorua is a Camp site set in scenic surroundings. Please note, dogs are not permitted at this campsite. This campsite does require you to make a booking and pay the total fee prior to arriving. Space can be limited as this place is very popular that is why booking and payment is required. Click here for more information and reviews.

Pelorus_Bridge_Camping_groundPelorus Bridge camping ground

Pelorus Bridge camping ground is a lovely setting by the Pelorus River and the bush nearby with excellent facilities and beautiful grass. This campground was one of the filming locations for “The Hobbit”.
A camping deposit of one night’s fee is required and has to be paid at the time of booking. No refunds will be given if you wish to cancel. No pets are allowed. Click here for more information and reviews.



We would love to hear about your favourite camping spot and why it’s such a great place.

2 thoughts on “Top 7 Camping spots in New Zealand”

  1. Not sure I’d include a central city camping ground as a top spot unless a wander through the suburban streets of Papanui is your idea of a holiday

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