Freedom Camping Fine Guarantee (Terms and Conditions)

Our goal is to provide our users with the most trustworthy freedom camping app available so you can get on with discovering our beautiful country without having to worry about Freedom Camping Fines. To put our money where our mouth is, we’ve set aside a Fund to pay any Freedom Camping Fines.

We will pay your Freedom Camping Fine directly to the local council or relevant enforcement authority within 10 working days provided that:

If you don’t meet the criteria above, we won’t be able to pay your Freedom Camping Fine.

If possible, please make sure that the enforcement officer provides enough detail on the Infringement Notice to clearly set out the nature of the infringement, the enforcement officer’s name and that you relied on information available on our App.

Despite the above, we will not be liable to reimburse you for any Freedom Camping Fine that has already been paid (including, where it has been charged or debited from your credit card or other account by a Rental Company). This is mainly because we would be unable to query or dispute the Infringement Notice before the Freedom Camping Fine has been paid. However, if you send us your request in accordance with the above, we promise to take a look and see what we can do for you.

This Freedom Camping Fine guarantee applies to individual users of the App only and is not available for companies (including any Rental Company).


Terms used but not defined herein shall have the meaning given to them in the Act.

Act means the Freedom Camping Act 2011 (as at 1 July 2013);

App means our CamperMate App;

Infringement Notice means an infringement notice issued under the Act that sets out the Freedom Camping Fine;

Freedom Camping Fine means a fine payable under an Infringement Notice to the extent such fine is issued for an infringement offence:

Guarantee Period means from 12pm on 10th December 2014 until either (i) 11:59pm on 1st of March 2015, or (ii) when the Fund runs out, (whichever is earlier);

Fund means the amount of NZD$2,100;

Rental Company means the holder of a rental service licence under the Land Transport Act 1998 or any other company or person that is the owner of the vehicle that is the subject of the Infringement Notice; and

we, us, our, etc., means GeoZone Limited c/- Leech and Partners, 44 Mandeville Street, Riccarton, Christchurch.