Fires may only be lit along the river bed at the campsite with the park ranger's permission when there is no fire ban in place.
Pitch a tent, roast some marshmallows, apply the bug spray and invent your own camping hacks to pass onto future generations. Each park’s camping is slightly different, so see the park you’re interested in for specific information around booking and conditions.
"If you want a bit more of a camping adventure but you are not quite ready for the full bush experience this is the place. A stream runs through it for the kids to paddle in, there is a flat grassy area to pitch your tent, and proper toilet facilities (not long drop!)" Tripadvisor. Battle Hill is a very popular camping spot and you do need to book in advance. Find out more>>
Escape the concrete jungle for the Kaitoke forest and come camping in the park. Pick a spot next to the Pakuratahi River, and enjoy the feeling of freedom, without having to leave the region. Find out more>>
If you like walking, mountain biking and fantastic, well-earnt views, come camping at Dry Creek in Belmont Regional Park.The campground has toilets and drinking water, and dogs are permitted in the park. Find out more>>
Stretch out your enjoyment of the Rimutaka Rail Trail by camping overnight at either Ladle Bend or the Summit. (You can also camp at Cross Creek, but this lies outside the regional park in DOC land.) And better still it is free! Find out more>>