Campervans at Marfells Beach

Image: Herb Christophers | ©


Get a weekly campsite pass for rental campervans or take advantage of the DOC/NZMCA campsite pass.

There are two campsite passes for campervans:

Campsite pass for rental campervans

Buy the weekly pass when you hire your campervan and save up to 50% on campsite fees at more than 90 of DOC’s most scenic campsites. If you're planning to explore New Zealand in a rental campervan, you can buy DOC's weekly campsite pass.

How many nights can you stay?

Each pass is valid for seven consecutive nights at designated campsites.

How much does it cost?

  • $30 for a Single pass (one adult)
  • $60 for a Double pass (two adults)
  • $90 for a Family pass (two adults and up to two children/youths)

Prices are valid 1 July 2019 – 30 June 2020.

Age categories:

  • Adult: 18+ years
  • Child/youth: 5-17 years
  • Under 5 years: free

Where can you use it?

Use the pass at more than 90 vehicle-accessible Standard and Scenic campsites. Note: the pass can't be used to pay for Serviced campsites, campsites that are booked online, or powered sites.

Campsites covered by rental campervan pass.

Who can use it?

Anyone travelling in a self-contained rental campervan can use the pass.

How does it work?

Display the pass on the campervan dashboard where it's clearly visible. Present it to the campsite warden on request.

Your details, including the dates the pass is valid and vehicle registration, will be filled in by the rental company or their agent.

Where can you buy it?

Buy the pass through participating rental vehicle agencies:

  • DetourNZ
  • Lucky Rentals
  • JUCY Rentals
  • Spaceships Rentals
  • STA Travel
  • Antipodes Travel
  • THL

An online version of the pass is available through Rankers.

Weekly pass terms and conditions

  • Each pass can be used for up to seven consecutive days.
  • The pass is valid for the dates written on the pass.
  • The pass is only valid for the vehicle registration written on the pass.
  • This pass is not transferrable and cannot be exchanged for money.
  • The pass is valid at designated DOC campsites.
  • All campsites are subject to availability and advanced bookings are not accepted with this pass.
  • The pass cannot be used at campsites which are Serviced, powered, or on the online booking system.

DOC/NZMCA campsite pass 

If you are a New Zealand Motor Caravan Association (NZMCA) member, you can purchase a campsite pass to access DOC standard and scenic campsites around New Zealand. The pass can be used at 200 motor-caravan accessible campsites. Some exclusions apply.

The DOC/NZMCA campsite pass gives members more opportunities to enjoy New Zealand's great outdoors.

  • 12-month campsite pass (1 July 2019 – 30 June 2020): $295
  • 5-month pass (10 February 2020 – June 2020): $175

To purchase a DOC/NZMCA campsite pass and to find out more, visit the NZMCA website.

Campsites where you can use the pass in 2019/2020

List of campsites that accept the DOC/NZMCA pass

Campsites where you can't use the pass

The DOC/NZMCA pass does not allow motor caravan access to any campsite that is classified by DOC as not suitable for motor caravans.

The following campsites are excluded from the pass as indicated.

North Island DOC/NZMCA campsite pass exclusions
Trounson Kauri Park Excluded all year
Maitai Bay Excluded between 20 December 2019 and 10 February 2020
Otamure Bay (Whananaki)
Puriri Bay
Great Barrier Island (Aotea) – all campsites Excluded between 20 December 2019 and 10 February 2020
Broken Hills Excluded between 20 December 2019 and 10 February 2020
Fantail Bay
Fletcher Bay
Kauaeranga valley – all campsites
Port Jackson
Stony Bay
Waikawau Bay
Bay of Plenty
Dickey Flat Excluded between 20 December 2019 and 10 February 2020
Lake Okareka
Lake Tarawera Outlet (Te Tapahoro)
Rerewhakaaitu – Ash Pit Road
Rerewhakaaitu - Brett Road
East Coast
Mokau Landing Excluded all year
Waikaremoana Holiday Park
Anaura Bay Excluded between 20 December 2019 and 10 February 2020
Central North Island
Whakapapa Holiday Park Excluded all year
South Island DOC/NZMCA campsite pass exclusions
Kerr Bay Excluded all year
West Bay Jetty
Tōtaranui Excluded between 20 December 2019 and 10 February 2020
West Bay Buller
White Horse Hill Excluded between 20 December 2019 and 10 February 2020
Momorangi Excluded all year
Pelorus Bridge
Aussie Bay Excluded between 20 December 2019 and 10 February 2020
Cowshed Bay
Elaine Bay
French Pass
Kenepuru Head
Marfells Beach
Whatamango Bay
Whites Bay
Twelve Mile Delta Excluded between 20 December 2019 and 10 February 2020. This campground is under private management. Campsite pass holders may stay for 28 days. The 14-consecutive-day limit applies. Access for pass holders is not guaranteed.
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