- Recommended Stops and Discount Camps

The All Points Camping Club of NZ

New Zealand's National Camping Club

Bringing affordable and fun camping opportunities to Kiwi families and Travellers

Listing of Recommended Campsites, Cafes, Cottage Crafts and more. 

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Fully Serviced Commercial Camp

Parks / Reserves Camp

Camp over Property / Day Stop

All Points Camping 

discount applies

Kiwi Holiday Parks

discount applies

Department of Conservation camp

Recommended by APCNZ members

Houhora Heads (Wagener) Holiday Park

Ph 09 409 8511

214 Houhora Heads Road, RD 4

Kaitaia, Northland

Far North

If you’re wanting authentic kiwi harbour side camping in the Far North, then you’ve made a great choice... We don’t pretend to be a Northland holiday resort, but our aim is to make sure you have a great Far North camping experience. Regardless whether you’ve got a campervan, a motorhome, a family tent, a backpackers tent, or if you’re wanting to stay in a cabin we can look after you.

Shelly Beach Reserve Camp

Ph: 09 420-2595

1 Shelly Beach Rd, Helensville, Auckland



Shelly Beach Reserve Camp, on the south Kaipara Peninsula, is next to the water and protected from the south-west winds by a bush-covered hill. What one does here, besides escape Auckland, is relax, fossick for shells, watch birds, stroll or fish off the end of the long wharf. A bonus is The Jetty, a terrific licensed café. Book & pay at the Cafe

Miranda Holiday Park - Bay of Plenty

Ph. 0800 833144

595 Front Miranda Road, Miranda, 3576


Voted No. 1 Holiday Park in the Coromandel, 2017 /2018. Thermal pool on site, Family and dog friendly. A highly recommended stop off point to and from Auckland or the Bay of Plenty. 

Island View Holiday Park

07 315 7519

6 Appleton Road, Waiotahi Beach, Opotiki

Bay of Plenty

Situated on stunning Waitahi Beach, 3km from Opotiki. Beach, swimminng and fishing. A stop off for the Motu cycle trail.  

Matawai Camp and Store

Ph. 06 862 4830

6522 Matawai Rd, Matawai, Gisborne, North Island 4075


On SHwy 2, halfway between Gisborne and Opotiki. Explore the Waioeka
Gorge or take the old narrow coach road (Motu Road) to Opotiki. 

Rotorua All Seasons Holiday Park

Ph. 07 3456240

50 - 58 Hannahs Bay, Rotorua, NZ


A member of the 'Family Parks' group this camp is family focused with covered and heated pool and spas.

Taupo All Seasons Holiday Park

Ph. 07 378 1272

16 Rangitira Street, Taupo


Highly recommended for friendly service and quality facilities.  Thermal pool

Bushlands Campground - Forgotten Highway

Ph. 06 7625546

26 Tangarakau Rd, Tangarakau 4397


Enjoy a relaxing walk over the unique farm and bushland landscape, visit the watering hole and enjoy a quick dip, view the beekeeping operation or walk the river to the Tanagrakau Gorge.  On the Forgotten Highway Cycle Trail.

Kaupokonui Beach Campground

Ph. 06 274 8577

138 Kaupokonui Heads Rd, Manaia 4612


Situated on the rugged South Taranaki coastline this family focused, camp has excellent facilities. Paddle in the river with the kids, go for a hike along the beach or try your hand at surf casting.

Flat Hills Cafe and Tourist Park

Ph. 06 322 9734

5733 SH1, Ohingaiti, Rangitiikei, 4774 


Country cafe, campground and cabins, childrens play area, maze and farm yard

Apiti Tavern

Ph. 06 328 4848

755 Oroua Valley Road, Apiti 


Nestled under the Ruahine ranges in the upper reaches of the Manawatu, Apiti is true rural NZ.  Take the country road between SH1 at Mangaweka, Te Apiti wind farm, the beautiful Totara Reserve. Great food., Low rate fee for camping. Power optional. 

Whanganui Seaside Holiday Park

Ph. 06 344 2227

1A Rangiora street, Castlecliff, Whanganui 4501


Highly recommended for family friendly service, and amenities. Good facilities. Close to beach and life saving club for fishing swimming, playground park, licensed cafe and dairy / takeaways. Pets welcome on request.

Ashhurst Domain Campground

Ph. 06 326 8203

State Highway 3, Ashhurst 4810


This peaceful, council owned campground, situated on the banks of the Manawatu, 15 minutes from Palmerston North is great place to stop over. Family friendly prices, playground, walking, cycling etc. Close to Te Apiti Wind farm, Gorge walking track and gateway to the beautiful Pohangina Valley.

Te Kopua Whanau Camping Ground

Ph. 021 354 635

Riria Kereopa Memorial Drive RD 3 Raglan


A very basic camping ground for $10 per person, per night. Situated close to the beach but away from the surf at the start of Ngarunui (Ocean) Beach. A great place to watch a west coast sunset.

Check-in and booking system at the front gate, similar to the system that DOC uses where you fill-out a form and drop it in the box provided.

No powered sites. Ask about your Dog.

Himatangi Beach Holiday Park

Ph. 06 329 9575

30 Koputaroa Road, Himatangi Beach, Manawatu


Situated on the Manawatu coastline this award winning, family, camp comes highly recommended. 

Levin Holiday Park

Ph. 06 3683549

38 Parker Avenue, Levin


Highly recommended for family friendly service, and amenities. Quality facilities. Single rates apply 90 mins to Wellington Ferries and Airport. Kiwi Holiday Parks discount applies. Large group meeting room and kitchen.

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South Island Recommended Stops

and Discount Camps

Ph. 03 573 6378

This classic kiwi camp is the perfect stop when heading north or south across Cook Strait or to just realx and enjoy the pleasures of the bays, marinas and all the activities our foreshore has to offer as well the tourist hub of Picton township. 

Canterbury St, Picton, New Zealand


Old Macdonald's Farm Holiday Park

Ph 03 527 8288

Our Old Macdonald's Farm Holiday Park is located in a farm setting alongside the Marahau river, hidden away amongst exotic and native plantings. Marahau is the entrance to the world famous Abel Tasman National Park coastal track. ** Dogs are welcome EXCEPT for the months of December and January. There is a $8 per night charge per dog. Please make arrangements with Management first. **

Able Tasman Village

Able Tasman

Fiddler's Green Vineyard and Bistro

Ph. 022 6319203

Fiddler’s Green Vineyard & Bistro has an exciting schedule set up for our hectare size outdoor ampitheatre venue with music, art & film this summer. Travel safe and stop over for the night.     https://www.facebook.com/fiddlersgreenvineyardbistro/

246 Georges Road, Waipara, North Canterbury 

North Canterbury

Ph. 03 315 6672

Waiau provides the perfect location to put your feet up for a relaxing holiday or as the ideal location for activities. Fishing, tramping, mountain biking, jet boats, historic centre and 35minutes from Hamner Springs. 

9 Highfield Street, Waiau, 7332


North Canterbury

Pines Holiday Park, Hanmer Springs | Under New Management

Ph +64 3 315 7152

Welcome to the Pines Holiday Park, Hanmer Springs | Under New Management

Quiet family holiday park situated just 600 metres from the village centre & Thermal Reserve in Hanmer Springs. Pet Friendly!

158 Argelins Road HANMER SPRINGS

North Canterbury

Gentle Annie Seaside Camp

 03 782 1826

Bounded by the Tasman Sea, the mighty Mokihinui River and Nikau-fringed native bush, it is an excellent place to set up base and be rejuvenated and recharged.

298 De Malmanches Road, Mokihinui, Westport 7891

West Coast

Berlins Cafe & Bar

03 789 0295

Located in the scenic Buller Gorge, this is the place to stop; relax and enjoy a locally roasted organic coffee in the breath taking views of the mighty Buller River.. Low budget tent and powered sites.  

SH6, Lower Buller Gorge, Westport 



The Store & Camp

03 575 8600

Its been a twinkle in our eye for a while but our campsite is finally live. Sitting right on the beach, this is camping as it used to be. Enjoy beachfront bliss and proper coffee in the morning too.

State Highway 1,Kekerengu

Kaikoura - Kekerengu

Pines Holiday Park

Ph. 03 315 7152

The new managers are getting fantastastic reviews with the camp rapidly becoming a must stop place with their son and the camp manager MAC ( the samoyed dog),who is happy to greet everyone. Close to the hot springs and shops.

158 Argelins Road, Hanmer Springs

 Canterbury - Hanmer Springs

Ashley Gorge Holiday Park

Ph. 03 312 4099

Nestled under the ranges near Oxford, Canterbury with river, bush walks, native birds and much more this is a camp you will remember. Kiwi Holiday parks discount applies 

697 Ashley Gorge Road, Oxford 7495

Canterbury - Oxford

Cruisy Days Diner - Oxford - (Non camping)

03 312 1479

Canterbury's premier, Retro Themed, fun diner. Rock' n with the family for a fun feed   

55 Main Street Oxford, Canterbury

Canterbury - Oxford

Amber Kiwi Holiday Park - Christchurch

Ph. 03 348 3327

A jewel in Christchurch campgrounds. Kiwi Holiday parks discount applies. Easy access to airport and train station. 

308 Blenheim Road. Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041


Archways Retreat

Ph. 02108400729

Set in the grounds of a 100 year old converted church surrounded by trees, this is a peaceful overnight park up spot for campervan travellers. the sloping grounds are also suitable for small tents. Full facilities - kitchen, shower, toilets, laundry. 

1000 Weston-Ngapara Road, Oamaru  

Oamaru - Rural

Oceanview Stays & Eco Motor Park

Ph 021 080 36141

Arguably the closest waterfront shared home stay in Oamaru, close to all amenities, yet with a faraway feel. Plus a 30 Spot Eco Motor Park for SC vehicles! Free Wifi in house and across the Park, Ocean views and ample space to enjoy.

Caledonian Road, Oamaru.


Tui Base Camp - Tuatapere, Southland

Ph. 027 837 3521

Facilities include cafe, bar, restaurant, bottle store onsite. 4 square directly across the road. Mountains, ocean, river, lakes all within short car drive. Closest town to NZs newly announced great walk!

4 Mcfeely St, Tuatapere 9620

Southland - Tuatapere