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New Zealand Camping Sites You Can Visit on Your Trip

16 November 2017 New Zealand 3 comments

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There is no question that New Zealand is one of the most beautiful places in the world, genuinely one of the last places where the world’s natural beauty remains pristine and untouched. Imagine constantly waking up to views of purple mountains and endless lush, green fields. Which is was not surprising to learn that when Peter Jackson was scouting for his Middle-Earth, he ended up choosing New Zealand.

However, while simply touring the country is well and good, an influx of visitors opt to forego hotel or AirBnB accommodation, instead, they take a campervan and they rough it up from campsite to another. If you want to try this kind of adventure, look for campervan hire in New Zealand that would fit your budget. Discovering this country through a campervan is fun experience, so don’t miss that chance. Know that there is about 270,000 square kilometres of land, every inch a picturesque landscape of thick forests, shining lakes, and rugged mountains, so there will never be a dull moment when you go camping in New Zealand.


In this article, we list down some of the best camping sites you can choose from on your New Zealand trip.


Tauranga Bay Holiday Park

You know how we sometimes fantasise about living on an island, surrounded only by tropical trees and the sea whenever we watch Survivor? Well, you can definitely live the fantasy on Tauranga Bay Holiday Park. This is one of the few places in New Zealand where you can set up camp on the beach. You can quite literally go back to the basics (meaning building a fire and cooking catch) here if you are up for it, or you can choose a camp fire with a bit of electricity provided. Either way, you will only be surrounded with travel companions while enjoying the sea breeze wafting in the air.


Trounson Kauri Park

Trounson Kauri Park is one of many camping grounds being managed by New Zealand’s Department of Conservation. Here, its most unique features is the chance to experience a nature walk at night, and it will only take you about 40 minutes to complete your stroll of the park. You may encounter endangered species during your stay here like the Peka Peka, the brown kiwi, and the kereru.


Horopito-Mangapura Landing

If your group is the adventurous type, you might appreciate Horopito-Mangapura Landing, located at the Whanganui National Park. You can do all sorts of outdoor activities because of its terrain like mountain biking or hiking the trail. You will also be able to kayak across the Whanganui River. But most of all, you will be able to visit the famous Bridge to Nowhere. It was built deep in the Mangapura gorge and was completed in 1936. Its purpose is for settlers to get access to the riverboat service; but in 1917, it became a settlement for soldiers of World War I. Today, you can only access the bridge through mountain bike, the hiking trails, or by boat since there are no roads that lead to it.


Opoutere Coastal Camping

You will be completely disconnected from the online world when you decide to camp at Opoutere Coastal Camping at Coromandel. It is a truly remote camping ground, completely untouched by commercial businesses and all the other frills you see on beaches now. Its unspoilt white sand and crystal clear waters will make it difficult for you to go back to the city. And as if nature has not spoilt you enough, there is a thick, lush forest there ready for exploration. Just do not stray too far from camp.


If this will be your first time camping, then make it count! Visit New Zealand, one of the last places in the world where city life has not crept in to mar the beauty of nature.

Până acum există "3 comentarii" la acest articol:

  1. Stefan says:

    Your article had a perfect timing. Just going to NZ next month and I was researching for campervans ! Tx a lot, man !

  2. Kathryn says:

    Reading this article and packing my bags for New Zealand. Auckland here i come. I am thinking of Opoutere Coastal Camping.

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