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May 03, 2017

Another tourist tragedy on our roads.   Via 


"A man and woman are dead after a campervan crossed the centre line and crashed into a ute in Canterbury. The pair were aged in their mid 20s to early 30s."  read more

April 29, 2017


 Meet Chris Wagner, the creator of KiwiCamp - a new freedom camping concept unique to Marlborough where tourists use an app on their phone to pay for amenities like showers, washing machines and electricity.   Read more on the Stuff news

October 15, 2016

NZ Herald Article - The tourism industry, local government and other groups have agreed to tackle problems caused by freedom campers this summer.

May 31, 2016

This van is a wonderful example of great small space design! It’s a comfortable space for long-term living, but still can be taken to the most adventurous of locations!     by Byce @

June 21, 2016

We believe in bringing our members the best opportunities for camping in NZ. This includes a balance of commercial, private and regionally based camping locations. Check out our camping page on and have a look at .

With Park-Sleep you can list your properties and for a short time, if you are an All Points Camping Financial Member it will cost you nothing to list. 

June 17, 2016

Article by MICHAEL WRIGHT - Last updated 16:28, June 18 2016

"About 4.5 million international tourists are expected to visit New Zealand in 2022. How will we cope? 

The most recent meeting of the Westland District Council was a rousing success. The organisation adopted its 2016-17 annual plan – always a relief for a local authority – and this year's iteration budgeted $500,000 to widen and reseal the tourist-heavy Hokitika Gorge road."    Read more ...

UK Schools - Camping Benefits Children

December 09, 2015

UK schools talk about the benefits of camping with children.  Read the full article here. 

Identify Toxic Algae and Keep Your Pets and Yourself Safe

December 28, 2015

Cyanobacteria  algae is becoming common in NZ waterways during summer months. It is toxix and fatal to dogs. This excellent article on 'Stuff' describes the algae, where it is found and what it looks like. 

January 05, 2016

By Kurt Bayer, Vaimoana Tapaleao


This summer a few campers have been targetted at Maitai Bay campsite, one the most popular Department of Conservation Campsites. But as hardened campers, they will be back. Check out the NZ Herald article for the full story.

January 03, 2016

Generating open discussion on how to manage freedom camping is necessary as this trend becomes more common. This article written by our own Gary Stoneley does just that.  

December 28, 2015

This summer is looking to be a hot one but great for camping. Check out this article and the new owners at Himatangi Beach Holiday Park


Camping grounds packed for summer season      by NICHOLAS MCBRIDE

Last updated 08:02, December 29 2015

December 13, 2015

Article by Kim Fulton - News Service regional reporter


New Zealand families are getting in on an increasingly popular summer activity dubbed "gramping".

Gramping is the term given for young children and grandparents camping while the parents come and go according to their work demands.

Department of Conservation media advisor Leigh-Anne Wiig said it seemed to be happening more as parents often had to work and didn't have enough annual leave to cover the entire school holidays.  Read more ...


December 14, 2015

Takapuna Beach Holiday Park has regained it's status as a permited activity on council land, securing a long term lease arrangement  into the future. This a fantastic result for the thousands of supporters. More details and news links will be posted as they become available or you can check out the Takapuna Beach Holiday Park's facebook page 

From Tasman District - Article courtesy

December 13, 2015

Once again Freedom campers are in th enews for all the wrong reasons. the districts want the tourist dollars.  My thoughts are give the tourists some toilets and rubbish bins. Why take their dollars, give them food and packaging and then complain when they have waste to get rid of. There are easy solutions. 

Camping Rules changed by Western Bay of Plenty District Council.

January 01, 2020

From NZ Herald - Freedom camping is to be banned over the summer holidays at Bowentown's idyllic Anzac Bay, the Western Bay of Plenty District Council decided today.The decision to prohibit self-contained motor homes from the start of the third week of December to February 10 followed public feedback that the bay looked like a camping ground over the summer.       Read more...

Auckland: Park life By Sarah Ell 3:00 PM Sunday Dec 6, 2015 - NZ Herald Article

December 05, 2015

In March 2016, Auckland Council celebrates 50 years of regional parks with A Big Campout. Sarah Ell goes in search of a spot to pitch her tent.

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