National Parks - Visiting and Staying Overnight

Camping and Visiting National Parks

The Department of Conservation manages over 200 areas of conservation throughout New Zealand, including many of its National Parks. The conservation parks feature lush forest, lake shores or sandy or pebbled beach settings, with each offering a wide range of camping grounds and facilities.

Conservation Campsites are a great place to relax, enjoy and explore the great outdoors. They allow you to get back in touch with nature and escape the crowds at an extremely affordable rate!

For a comprehensive guide on the Department of Conservation and New Zealand's National Parks, visit their detailed website http://www.doc.govt.nz/


North Island

Licences and Permits - Licences and permits are required to undertake certain activities in the conservation parks. These activities include hunting, fishing and commercial activities, so insure that you plan ahead and apply for one if you are going to partake in any of these practices.

Camping - Bookings are required for all of the serviced and some of the standard camp sites. Fees vary depending on where the park is situated and whether or not it is serviced.


South Island

Licences and Permits - Licences and permits are required to undertake certain activities in the conservation parks. These activities include hunting, fishing and commercial activities, so insure that you plan ahead and apply for one if you are going to partake in any of these practices.

Camping - Bookings are required for all of the serviced and some of the standard camp sites. Fees vary depending on where the park is situated and whether or not it is serviced. You can find out more about the individual pricing by visiting https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-stay/


*Exclusion: Britz, Maui, Mighty

Free Cancellation up to 91 days prior to Travel