Camping at Cable Bay, Urupukapuka Island

Image: Dean Wright | ©


DOC manages more than 200 campsites throughout New Zealand. They are places to relax, enjoy and explore the outdoors. Choose from forest settings, lakeshores and sandy beaches.


COVID-19: Campsites, huts, lodges, and campervans

All huts, campsites and lodges (including those on Great Walks) are closed due to COVID-19.

People in certified self-contained campervans are strongly encouraged to use commercial campgrounds. You must remain at the same site for four weeks or until the Alert Level is reduced. During Alert Level 4, DOC campsites are closed along with many local council-owned freedom camping spots.

People in vehicles that are not self-contained must find alternative accommodation. 

DOC's response to COVID-19 

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