Thousands of tourists visit New Zealand every year to cross a NZ road trip off their bucket list. If you’re dreaming of your own New Zealand campervan trip, you should know that there are places all around where you can camp for free! It’s part of what’s called ‘Freedom Camping’ and is a dream-come-true if you’re a tourist travelling on a budget.
There are some pretty strict regulations on Freedom Camping — you can’t just stop and camp anywhere and your vehicle needs to meet a few standards — so to make your life a little easier, we’ve pulled together these guides with everything you need to know about Freedom Camping in New Zealand. They’ve got all the essential camping regulations, best Freedom Camping road trips, and info on all the best free campsites North Island and South Island have to offer. Enjoy!