Camping Locations

You are spoilt for choice on where to park up your Motorhome in New Zealand. From Camp Grounds, Holidays Parks, Stay on Private Land or ‘Freedom Camping’.


Stay in a Motorhome on private land with Campable.

If you are looking for the most authentic travel experience then check out Campable.  Campable gives Heron Motorhome travellers access to unique and private properties all around New Zealand. From Vineyards, Waterside Properties, Farms, Resorts and Sports Clubs – you won’t be disappointed with this range.

Download Campable on your phone to gain instant access to unique and private motorhome sites.

$5 Discount – Using the Campable App, add promo code RIDE and get a $5 discount on the next campable site you book.

Freedom Camping Locations

All of our Campers are Certified Self-Contained, so you are allowed to stay at permitted public conservation land.  The Areas are indicated by specific signage and can be found in the North and South Islands.

The Department of Conservation (DOC) manages over 250 vehicle accessible camp grounds surrounded by New Zealand’s natural beauty.  Save upto 70% on your DOC campsite fees when you book with Heron Campers.

North Island and South Island 2017/2018 Conservation Campsites

While these places are free to stay, they do carry responsibility.  You need to take away your waste and ensure you leave the site clean and tidy for the next group of campers. Find out where you can dump your waste here.

Holiday Parks and Camp Grounds

Holiday Parks and Camp Grounds are equipped with shared toilet and shower facilities, kitchen and often t.v rooms, playgrounds and much much more.  You can also choose between a powered or non-powered site.  So for the motorhomes and campervans it is always recommended that you take a powered site, so you can recharge the house battery.

There is a small charge to stay at Camp Grounds and Holiday Parks.

Camping Rules

Don’t get confused with all the different camping rules in New Zealand. Visit the Camping our way website which provides all the information you need about camping in New Zealand, including: types of campsites, locations, and general rules.

Waste Dump Stations

Dispose of your waste safely at one of New Zealand’s network of Dump Stations. To find a station simply look for the sign below, or use this comprehensive list provided by the Ministry of Tourism on their Dump Station Guide.

We can also recommend you to download the app Campermate on your smartphone or tablet. It has all the information you need about local showers, toilets, dump stations and self contained parking spots around New Zealand.