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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:  12 April 2024


Our AGM is on Saturday 4 May

All Club members are invited to join our Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 1pm on Saturday 4 May. The meeting will be held on Zoom to enable members to join in from around the country.


Local AGM events are being held in Kawerau, Inglewood, Paraparaumu and Christchurch. Members can meet at these locations for the AGM and a social get-together. These events also include camping options.


Join us at an autumn camping event

Our autumn camping events include the Featherston Booktown weekend, a Viking Odessy in Norsewood and monthly camps in various locations across the Canterbury region.

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.


Stop and Stay network continues to grow

All Points Camping’s network of Stop and Stay properties is growing rapidly. These properties have been recommended by All Points members. They include locations where you can camp on private property, Department of Conservation land, local authority sites and commercial campgrounds. Most commercial campgrounds listed on the Stop and Stay website offer a discount for All Points members. Remember to show your membership card to get your discount.  The Stop and Stay website has a comprehensive key providing details about each property and its features.


We are promoting some of the unique and interesting Stop and Stay properties by spotlighting a location each week on the Stop and Stay Facebook page. Follow this Facebook page to get our weekly spotlights. You can also use the Facebook page to recommend properties for listing on Stop and Stay.

From your support team,

All Points Camping Club of NZ (Inc)  



Come and join us for one of these camping events that we have planned over the next few months. 

North Island 

Eketahuna is Beckoning

Eketahuna Motor Camp, Stout Street, Eketāhuna, Tararua 

Thursday 25 - Sunday 28 April

AGM events on weekend of 4 May

  • Life Konnect, Kawerau, Bay of Plenty

  • Durham Lake, Inglewood, Taranaki

  • Paraparaumu Beach, Kapiti Coast

Or join on-line from wherever you are on the day

Viking Odyssey in Tararua

Mathews Park, 28 Ngamoko Road, Upper, Norsewood

Friday 17 - Sunday 19 May

Camp to enjoy Featherston's Booktown Weekend

Featherston School, 11 Lyon Street, Featherston, Wairarapa

Friday 10 - Sunday 12 May

South Island

Flaxmere Gardens, North Canterbury

Masons Flat, 128 Westenras Road

Friday  26 - Sunday 28 April

South Island meet up for AGM

Linwood Avenue Union Church, Christchurch

Saturday 4 May

Woodbury Domain, South Canterbury 

Friday 17 - Sunday 19 May


Bluff Farm, Oxford, Canterbury

926 Ashley Gorge Road, Oxford

Friday 31 May - Monday 3 June

Canterbury mid-winter Christmas dinner

Racecourse Hotel and Restaurant

Saturday 27 July


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

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

The Autumn issue of our quarterly magazine, Camping the Kiwi Way, is a bumper edition. It has great stories about camping adventures from New Zealanders of all ages.

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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