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  About the All Points Camping Club

Est. December 2015 the

All Points Camping Club of NZ

has been developed as a national support organisation for all campers in NZ to ensure

Kiwi's continue to enjoy this healthy,

recreational activity across the country. 

Get the Points

  • North, South, East or West we are there for you.

  • A unified voice for ALL NZ campers

  • Inclusive - All types of campers are welcome

        - Bring the family, or tent. Bring an open heart

  • Friendly Advice and support 

  • Building friendships

  • Regional groups

  • Member events 

  • Savings and discounts 

  • Lobbying for campers rights

We often get asked if the All Points Camping Club has properties for members to park overnight at.

As the club has only been operating for 6 years our  members funds do not yet enable us to own or lease properties.


APCNZ prefers to support and promote existing property owners, campgrounds and council / DoC reserves. It is important that those who provide facilities for campers are supported.


You can view or add to our growing list of recommended  StopandStay properties here.  

Latest News:  16 February 2024


Successful Camp Fest 2024 

All Points Camping held it second annual Camp Fest in the Bulls Domain on the weekend of 9-11 February. This event was a great success with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and an impressive line-up of music on Saturday night. On Saturday morning, local Bulls’ residents intermingled with campers for a wander around the market stalls that were selling camping gear and handcrafts.


The variety of camping vehicles and tents at Camp Fest was impressive. There were many more tents than at last year’s Camp Fest. Some of those who joined us were seasoned campers; others were new to camping or hadn’t been camping for some years.


The camping competition drew a lot of interest. Caravans, tents, campers and trucks were pimped up to attract as many votes as possible. Entries included a camper disguised at a milk truck, a fairy tent, retro caravans and refurbished ambulances.


We have already started our planning for Camp Fest 2025.  If you have some suggestions about how we can improve or expand this event, please let us know by emailing

Join us at an All Points camping event

Our regional reps have organised an impressive range of camping events over the next few months. These include the opportunity to camp and watch a section of the Ventia Car Rally in Northland, an Easter camp at Patea Beach (Taranaki), a camp on the West Coast of the South lsland and camping in Canterbury, Wellington, Horowhenua, Waikato and Hauraki.  


Our camps are a great opportunity to stay at new camping locations and to meet others with a passion for camping. If you haven’t had much experience with camping, they are also a good way to learn. Have a look at the details on our events page


We’d love you to join us at these events.

From your support team,

All Points Camping Club of NZ (Inc)  


Check our Events Page for more details of these upcoming events

North Island 

Camp at Lake Maraetai, Waikato

Lake Maraetai Camping Reserve, Mangakino

Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 March


Camp at Catchpool Valley, Wellington region

Catchpool Valley Campsite, 1039 Coast Road, Wainuiomata

Friday 15 - Sunday 17 March

Easter Weekend at Patea, Taranaki

Patea Beach Motor Camp

Friday 29 March - Monday 1 April

Comfort Zone Park Over, Bay of Plenty

105 Aerodrome Road, Thornton, Whakatane

Friday 12 - Sunday 16 April

Eketahuna is Beckoning

Eketahuna Motor Camp, Stout Street, Eketāhuna 

Thursday 25 - Sunday 28 April

Viking Odyssy

Mathews Park, 28 Ngamoko Road, Upper Norsewood

Friday 17 - Sunday 19 May

South Island

Orton Bradley Park Camp, Canterbury

Charteris Bay, Banks Peninsular 

Friday 23 - Sunday 25 February

Nelson Creek Gathering, West Coast

Nelson Creek Reserve, Ngahere

Friday 8 - Sunday 10 March

Mount Summers in Summer, Canterbury

Mount Somers Holiday Park, 87 Hoods Road

Friday 22 - Sunday 24 March


Visit the events page for details of how to register for these events and other activities.

It costs nothing to promote your

weekend event with APCNZ

if it has a camping component. 


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Check out our growing listing of
member discount and recommended camps 

Find or List a recommended camp

Q. How do I Join APCNZ ? 

A. The quickest and easiest way to join the club is through the Shop page at

This gives you various methods of payment to choose from. Membership costs $30.00 per year (plus $5.00  postage /shipping 1st year) 

Q. Do I have to be self contained?

A. No! We welcome all campers.

- While we encourage self containment, all campers from tenters through to motorhomers are welcome. Wherever possible we host inclusive events at suitable venues so everyone can attend. 

"It was by chance I discovered the All Points Camping Club after going around in circles in an attempt to get my little van certified for self-containment.  I was astonished at how helpful and friendly everyone I have dealt with has been.  The fees are extraordinarily inexpensive and such value for money too,"

                                            W, Manawatu 

Note: Having a Certified Self Contained Vehicle does not make you a responsible camper, but it can make it easier.


Many local and regional authorities now expect many motorhomes, caravans and campervans to be certified as self contained in order to stay at reserves and designated freedom camping areas. 


Your vehicle must have been suitably and correctly set up for self containment and meet the requirement of the NZ Standard.

NZS5465:2001 incl. amendment 2.

In general the vehicle must be fit for habitation. It must be able to meet the fresh water, waste and ablutionary needs of the occupants for a minimum period of three  (3) days. The waste system must be suitably sealed. The toilet must be able to be used in the vehicle when required having  sufficient head and shoulder room (with the beds made up).  

NZ Lifestyle Camping in conjunction with and our team of suitably qualified testing officers can help you with this. 

Amendments to the Freedom Camping Act, effective from 7 June 2023. Accordingly a 'new' full, self-containment certificate allowing you to full access to camp in local authority free camping areas requires a fixed / cassette toilet, not a portable toilet. 

A limited self-containment certificate can still be issued with portable toilets but has greater restrictions on where you can stay on council controlled land, dependent on council bylaws and policies. A limited self-containment certificate will still allow you to stay at private park over or Stop and Stay properties or other host properties and council reserve land where all campers are welcome.  

To read the rules for the All Points Camping Club of NZ please click here

APCNZ current projects:

  • Consulting with the Department of Conservation on 2022/2023 campsite pricing

  • Lobbying MBIE and Politicians for a fair and sustainable recreational camping industry

  • Implementing a new club membership program to improve membership management and contact

  • Developing 'public' national Stop and Stay network of recommended and discounted stops

  • Developng 'public' national self containment and services listing for the NZ recreational camping industry.

  • Developing national Kiwi the Camping Way magazine and industry lobby group

      We have moved our members portal.


      It is now at  

  • Update / renew your membership details

  • Invite family and friends to join

  • View and download member savings 

  • View and download club documents

  • Access member directory - contact others

    This is a work in progress and your existing member page can still be accessed.

NZ Leisure Camping Service

and Self Containment Listings

the listing is still growing


APCNZ is proud to team up with NZ Lifestyle Camping Ltd to bring you this new listing service of businesses supporting the industry. (this can be printed or saved).

-Self containment, repairs and installations, electrical warrants and gas certification.

Click on the tab to find an agent near you.



or check out the latest guidelines on the

NZ Lifestyle Camping website at  

As an APCNZ club member you can

save $20.00 off NZLC's processing and shipping fee. 

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