DOC provides facilities and charges fees based on the category of campsite.
Serviced campsites have a wide range of facilities and services. Flush toilets, tap water, kitchen/cooking bench, hot showers, rubbish collection and road access for all types of vehicles. Laundry facilities, barbecues, fireplaces, cookers and picnic tables may be available.
Fees: Adult - $15 per night, Child - $7.50 per night
Scenic campsites are in a high use, coastal location and have a more limited range of facilities and services than Serviced campsites. They have toilets, tap water supply and vehicle or boat access. Wood barbeques and fireplaces, cold showers, picnic tables, a cooking shelter and rubbish bins may be provided.
Fees: Adult - $10 per night, Child - $5 per night
Standard campsites have a more limited range of facilities and services. Toilets (usually composting or pit variety) water supply (tap, stream, or lake) and vehicle or boat access. Wood barbeques and fireplaces, showers (cold), picnic tables, a cooking shelter and rubbish bins may be provided.
Fees: Adult - $6 per night, Child - $3 per night
Basic campsites have very limited facilities so you need to be fully self-sufficient. There are basic toilets and water from a tank, stream or lake. Access may be by road or boat.
Backcountry campsites have toilets and a water supply which may be from a stream. They may have picnic tables, cooking shelters or fire places.
Fees: Prices vary - check individual campsite pages
Backcountry campsites generally can not be booked.
Great Walk campsites
All Great Walks (except Milford) offer camping near huts or in designated areas. There are nearly 60 Great Walk campsites offering basic facilities including toilets, handwashing sinks and a water supply. Some have picnic tables and cooking shelters. Note that these do not include the indoor facilities provided at Great Walk huts.
Fees: Adult - $6 - $18, Child - free