Camping Tours in New Zealand

New Zealand is a camping paradise. This article gives a great introduction to camping in New Zealand.

New Zealand is a paradise for campers - with a huge number of beautiful campsites in stunning locations.

Camping in New Zealand

You can choose between many different campsites in New Zealand.  The most beautiful and best value sites are often those run by the Department of Conservation (DOC).  These sites are usually next to lakes, mountains or the sea.

Most of the 120 campsites have running cold water, toilets and fireplaces. These sites are highly recommended to all nature lovers - following the motto “back to basics”. However, there are also campsites featured with cabins, huts and better facilities (toilets, shower, kitchen & co).

These DOC campsites are in the most beautiful spots in New Zealand. And what could be more beautiful than to be woken up by the sunrise over the mountains and enjoying a tasty breakfast by glacial lakes.  You can find out more here.

For those after a little more luxury there are an excellent range of motor camps and holiday parks. Facilities are generally of a high standard - communal kitchens, dining areas, TV room, cabins and places for campervans with power supply.  You can find more information on some of the most popular locations using the following links -

If you want to combine camping either hikes, activities and bike rides with camping then you should check out the excellent options provided by Flying Kiwi Adventure Tours. Flying Kiwi has won numerous awards for its tours which take travellers “beyond the tourist trail” with overnights at different campsites in the wilderness and holiday parks. The trips include great food, accommodation and all transport are an excellent option for the outdoor and adventure focussed traveller.  You can find out more information on the main Flying Kiwi new zealand adveture tours website.