By Ruth Lawton Photography
Holiday parks and campgrounds usually have million-dollar views, for a budget-friendly price. Find a tent site or a campervan park at some of the most scenic spots in New Zealand.
Holiday parks provide powered and non-powered sites for tents, caravans and campervans and motorhomes. Many also have simple cabins, self-contained motel units and backpackers' lodges.
Easy access to a shared kitchen and bathroom facilities is always part of the deal.
Holiday parks are great for families, as they usually 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.
You will often find holiday parks close to popular towns and tourist destinations, so they are conveniently accessible.
New Zealand is the ultimate camping destination.
Department of Conservation campsites(opens in new window) can be found all around the country, often in remote wilderness areas. The facilities vary, but they all have stunning locations. DOC campsites tend to be quieter than holiday parks and often have walking trails nearby.
Auckland Council also operates a number of scenic campgrounds in the Auckland region, such as the popular Tawharanui camping ground.
If you're travelling on a budget and enjoy exploring the wilder side of New Zealand, responsible freedom camping is an option.
Check out the free CamperMate(opens in new window), Rankers Camping NZ(opens in new window), and Campable(opens in new window) apps to find campsites, toilets and waste stations.