Holiday parks are equipped to please a wide range of people for a minimal cost and most have attractive landscaped settings, often beside a beach or lake.
Holiday parks provide sites for tents, carvans and campervans and many also have simple cabins, self-contained motel units and backpackers' lodges.
If you're setting up camp or parking a motorhome, you can choose a powered or non-powered site. Easy access to a shared kitchen and bathroom facilities is always part of the deal. Check out the free CamperMate, Rankers Camping NZ, and Campable apps to find campsites, toilets and waste stations.
Families are attracted to holiday parks that have play areas, heated swimming pools, trampolines and barbecues. Often you'll also have the use of a dining area and a comfortable TV lounge.
Other camping options include responsible freedom camping and Department of Conservation campsites.