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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.  


We have some great camping events and fun organised and more in the pipeline.  Check the Events Page for more details and for instructions on how to book.


North Island 

Spring Camp in Carterton

Carterton Holiday Park, 198 Belvedere Road, Carterton, Waiarapa

Friday 29 September - Sunday 1 October

Spring Camp Taranaki

Durham Lake, near Inglewood, Taranaki

Friday 13 - Sunday 15 October


Foxton Spring Fling Camp

Foxton Beach School, 10 Carthew Terrace, Foxton Beach, Horowhenua

Friday 20 - Monday 23 October

Bay of Plenty Family Fun Weekend

Paengaroa, 33 Old Coach Road, Western Bay of Plenty

Friday 20 - Monday 23 October


South Island

Testing the Waters Canterbury

Leithfield Holiday Park, North Canterbury

Friday 22 - Sunday 24 September


Calm before the Storm Canterbury

Kowai Pass Domain Campground, Springfield, Canterbury

Friday 13 - Sunday 15 October


Nelson Motorhome & Caravan Show

Tahunanui Beach Holiday Park 

Saturday 11- Sunday 12 November



Visit the events page for more detail.

It costs nothing to promote your weekend event with APCNZ

if it has a camping component. 


Latest News:  16 September 2023


The latest Club Newsletter was emailed to members today.

Stop and Stay listings updated and easier to use

Anyone can access our Stop and Stay listings or make recommendations about sites to add.


The Stop and Stay listings can be accessed online on any device from  They can be downloaded and printed.


We are always keen to add to the current listings, provided the property has been recommended by campers. Tell us about your favourite camping spot, no matter where it is, and let us know what makes it special. Is it right off the beach for an easy fish before breakfast? Is it a great spot to go camping with the family pooch? Is it super family friendly with great entertainment for the kids?  We want to know. 

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Stop and Stay listings are continuously updated and will be divided into more regions as the list grows. The regions are now Upper, Central and Lower North Island and Upper and Lower South Island. Symbols on each listing make it easy to find the property that suits you.  At a glance you can tell whether it is at the seaside, in the countryside, or in the mountains.  If you want to fish, go boating, tramping or cycling you can choose the location for you. We have pretty much covered all the options.


New Zealand has so many hidden, out of the way little places that may not necessarily pop up on your radar when you’re looking for that special place to Stop and Stay. IF YOU FIND ONE DON’T KEEP IT A SECRET.

Have you been fined?

With the new self-containment and freedom camping legislation in effect through the “transition period” some responsible campers are incorrectly being issued infringement fines. If this happens to you or a friend, let us know. We need a record of these inappropriate actions by local authority officers for future use, and we may be able to help/advise you with the current action. We have a form for this at


From your support team,

All Points Camping Club of NZ (Inc)  

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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.  

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

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

      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. 

To check that a vehicle is certified please go to
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Talk to our friends at Camper Care Insurance

for the best deal in Caravan, Camper

and  Motorhome Insurance.

A company thats looks after our members very well.


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One proven solution is using Private Box. All your paper mail is sent to one location, scanned and emailed to you, wherever you may be.  It sounds magic. 


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