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Freedom Camping in New Zealand

New Zealand is a great country for exploring in a campervan. However it's important to know that you can't just camp wherever you like. Many councils have laws against roadside camping and by avoiding these rules will risk an instant fine of around NZ$200. To avoid this risk, you should know what the designated rules are for the region you are currently in, and where the designated campsites are. The free CamperMate app will show you in advance where the designated camping locations are, and what rules apply. Not only that, but if you get a freedom camping fine as a result of information being incorrect on the app, we'll pay it for you. Read our freedom camping fine guarantee here. You can see a map view of free campsites here. We have created this short video, to help you understand freedom camping in New Zealand. You can also view versions in Chinese, French and German.