Where To Stay


Throughout the length and breadth of New Zealand you will find a huge choice of holiday parks. While you are likely to stay in campgrounds for the majority of your holiday, we find that a lot of people like to stay in a hotel close to the branch if travelling a fair distance to allow early pick up the day after and a full day exploring!

It's a good idea to book your first and last night's stay, especially over the peak season of Christmas until the end of February. 

Local Stays

We recommend booking a Local Stays membership for $40 (travel up to 31 Oct; or $59 from 1 Nov), which provides access to a network of more than a hundred places throughout New Zealand where you can stay overnight in your Certified Self Contained Britz campervan.

What does self-contained mean? The vehicle meets the ablutionary and sanitary needs of the occupants of the campervan for a minimum of three days without requiring any external services for discharging any waste. Basically your campervan has fresh water, a toilet and waste tanks, therefore providing more options about where you can freedom camp. 

Once you become a member, you can stay at local boutique businesses including restaurants, wineries, olive groves, boutique breweries, farms. The idea is to meet the locals, try their products, purchase some of their delicious products or have a meal – and in return stay with them overnight at no extra charge!

With Local Stays you will:

C​onnect - Get off the tourist trail and avoid the crowds. Connect with local artisans and gourmet producers. Meet real Kiwis. 
Stay - Park overnight with welcoming Kiwi hosts in safe, quiet, friendly surroundings – all as part of your membership!
Experience - Taste fresh, locally grown product, purchase world-famous wines, oils and gourmet condiments, visit lesser-known sights and experiences.​

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Campground Information

With the large number of campervan accommodation options around New Zealand how do you decide where to stay? We recommend that you choose Qualmark* rated holiday parks. Many parks are located in prime coastal, river and lakeside locations which will allow you to wake up in some of the most scenic spots in the world! The nightly cost of powered sites (sites with power points for suitably wired vehicles like our campervans) ranges from NZD$18 to NZD$40 per night (subject to change).

*Qualmark® is New Zealand tourism's official mark of quality. A tourism business that carries Qualmark® is a business that has been independently assessed as professional and trustworthy, so you can book with confidence.

TOP 10 Holiday Parks 
For 30 years TOP 10 Holiday Parks have set the standard for New Zealand Holiday Parks. With 48 parks across New Zealand, from Invercargill in the deep south, to Whatuwhiwhi in the sub-tropical north. TOP 10 offers visitors a warm welcome, whether they’re seeking the ultimate Kiwi camping experience, or fully equipped, self-catering units.

Holiday Parks
provide New Zealand's best leisure accommodation.
Department of Conservation (DOC) campgrounds are located in stunning forest settings, lake shores and sandy beaches where you can relax and enjoy the stunning landscapes.

Experience New Zealand with Department of Conservation (DOC) campsites

Vary your campervan holiday around New Zealand by staying at some of the DOC campsites located throughout the country. With more than 200 to choose from, you’ll find them located in stunning forest settings, lake shores and sandy beaches. DOC campsites are idyllic places to relax and enjoy the New Zealand landscape. To check out DOC campsite locations, click here.