Green Camping Guide

::Green Camping Guide

Freedom Camping or Free Camping is still allowed in New Zealand. However, due to the actions of a few selfish people, this may change in the future. Campers defecating in pristine camping areas and dumping human waste from campervans, often near waterways, is a very real problem. Also, the amount of garbage left behind at some sites is disgusting to say the least.

Where Can We Spend The Night?, Rules About Free Camping?, Disposing Of Effluent & Rubbish?, What Are The Basic Road Rules?, What Are The Rules For Cyclists?, Can I Hitchhike in New Zealand?, Keeping Safe In New Zealand?, Preparing For The NZ Wilderness?, Emergency Service Information, Department Of Conservation Info, Cellphone & TV Coverage, Essential Supplies and Regional Information

What are the Rules for Cyclists?

By | 2014-08-17T07:37:47+00:00 August 17th, 2014|Green Camping Guide|

The rules for cyclists mirror those for the drivers of other vehicles. Cyclists should keep to the left and indicate turns and stopping maneuvers as should the drivers of all vehicles. Many New Zealand roads have dedicated cycle lanes on the extreme left of the road and cyclists are expected to ride in these lanes.

Disposing of Effluent?

By | 2014-08-17T07:42:12+00:00 August 17th, 2014|Green Camping Guide|

Because of the thoughtless actions of many campers, including those using campervans, the dumping of human waste and garbage, often near our waterways, is becoming a national issue. Unless the proper disposal facilities are utilised, freedom camping may soon become illegal, and that would be a great pity.

Where can we Spend the Night?

By | 2016-11-26T18:58:08+00:00 August 17th, 2014|Green Camping Guide|

New Zealand has a great many camping grounds and caravan/motorhome parks spread the length and breadth of the country. These facilities range from sophisticated sites with all manner of services and conveniences, to simple DoC (Department of Conservation) sites in wilderness areas, where facilities may be limited to a toilet.