Camping is an excellent way to have fun and enjoy New Zealand's outdoors. A combination of solid planning and the right equipment you can bring the comfort of home to the outdoors.
Explore our resources below to make your New Zealand camping trip a success!
The selection of a campsite is extremely important and you should allow plenty of time for this.
If possible, choose a flat campsite that is:
It is best to pitch your tent with the door facing away from the wind. If you have to camp on a slope, you’ll probably sleep best with your head uphill, so pitch your tent facing uphill or downhill, rather than across the slope. Practice pitching your tent at home before you head into the outdoors to see how it works and check if there are any damage or missing items.
Watch how to pitch a tent in our video below.
You can make your camping experience feel like home with a few simple tips and tricks. We have outlined some good places to get you fed and rested!
Manage your Campsite effectively by assigning key areas for eating, resting, toileting - make it your own. Watch this video to see how.
Cooking and Fires are a welcoming and essential part for your camping atmosphere, however it does have its risks. Find out how to choose the right cooker and cook safely outdoors on our Cooking Page.
Learn how to Sleep Well in the in a tent with this video. It will show you the tips and tricks to stay warm and create comfort in your tent.