Introduction

NZMCA members can purchase a pass to use at designated campsites.

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

Buy the DOC/NZMCA campsite pass

Read the full terms and condtions, and purchase the DOC/NZMCA campsite pass on the NZMCA website.

How to use the pass

You can only use the pass for one specified vehicle. The pass covers the same number of people as indicated on the vehicle's self-containment certificate.

When you can't book the campsite

When you purchase the pass, you'll receive it by mail along with some NZMCA self-registration forms. Bring these and the pass to the campsite. You can download additional registration forms from the NZMCA website.

At the campsite, you'll need to register as usual like everyone else. 

  • If there's a collection box for fees, also fill in one of your NZMCA self-registration forms and drop that into the box. 
  • If staff are present, show them your pass when asked.

When you can book the campsite

At campsites where you can use the DOC/NZMCA pass and bookings are required, you have these options.

Book online

Create/update your account on our booking system. Under 'Apply for a discount', select 'NZMCA Pass Holder' and upload a scan of your pass. Once we've verified your pass, it will be automatically applied when you make a booking.

Make a phone booking with the office

Phone the office managing the campsite to make your booking. The discount will be applied at this time. 

Turn up to see if there's space 

Turn up without a booking and if there is room, you can show the ranger your pass to stay for free. There is no guarantee you will get a spot. This option is not usually recommended, particularly at popular campsites or during peak season. 

Where you can use the DOC/NZMCA campsite pass

List of campsites that accept the DOC/NZMCA pass

Where you can't use the DOC/NZMCA campsite pass

Some campsites are not suitable for motor-caravan access. You can't use the pass at these campsites. For some other campsites, you can't use the pass during summer.

The following campsites are excluded from the pass as indicated.

North Island DOC/NZMCA campsite pass exclusions
Northland
Trounson Kauri Park Excluded all year
Maitai Bay Excluded between 20 December 2020 and 8 February 2021
Otamure Bay (Whananaki)
Puketi
Puriri Bay
Rarawa
Tapotupotu
Uretiti
Auckland
Great Barrier Island (Aotea) – all campsites Excluded between 20 December 2020 and 8 February 2021
Coromandel
Broken Hills Excluded between 20 December 2020 and 8 February 2021
Fantail Bay
Fletcher Bay
Kauaeranga valley – all campsites
Port Jackson
Stony Bay
Waikawau Bay
Wentworth
Bay of Plenty
Dickey Flat Excluded between 20 December 2020 and 8 February 2021
Lake Okareka
Lake Tarawera Outlet (Te Tapahoro)
Matata
Rerewhakaaitu – Ash Pit Road
Rerewhakaaitu - Brett Road
East Coast
Omahuru (Ogilvies) (from 1 July 2020) Excluded all year
Mokau Landing
Waikaremoana Holiday Park
Anaura Bay Excluded between 20 December 2020 and 8 February 2021
Central North Island
Whakapapa Holiday Park Excluded all year
South Island DOC/NZMCA campsite pass exclusions
Nelson/Tasman
Kerr Bay Excluded all year
West Bay Jetty
Tōtaranui Excluded between 20 December 2020 and 8 February 2021
West Bay Buller
Canterbury
White Horse Hill Excluded between 20 December 2020 and 8 February 2021
Marlborough
Momorangi Excluded all year
Pelorus Bridge
Aussie Bay Excluded between 20 December 2020 and 8 February 2021
Cowshed Bay
Elaine Bay
French Pass
Kenepuru Head
Marfells Beach
Whatamango Bay
Whites Bay
Canterbury
White Horse Hill (from 1 July 2020) Excluded between 20 December 2020 and 8 February 2021
Otago
Twelve Mile Delta Excluded between 20 December 2020 and 8 February 2021. 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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