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.
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
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.
|Trounson Kauri Park||Excluded all year|
|Maitai Bay||Excluded between 20 December 2020 and 8 February 2021|
|Otamure Bay (Whananaki)|
|Great Barrier Island (Aotea) – all campsites||Excluded between 20 December 2020 and 8 February 2021|
|Broken Hills||Excluded between 20 December 2020 and 8 February 2021|
|Kauaeranga valley – all campsites|
|Bay of Plenty|
|Lake Tarawera Outlet (Te Tapahoro)||Excluded all year|
|Dickey Flat||Excluded between 20 December 2020 and 8 February 2021|
|Rerewhakaaitu – Ash Pit Road|
|Rerewhakaaitu - Brett Road|
|Omahuru (Ogilvies) (from 1 July 2020)||Excluded all year|
|Waikaremoana Holiday Park|
|Anaura Bay||Excluded between 20 December 2020 and 8 February 2021|
|Central North Island|
|Whakapapa Holiday Park||Excluded all year|
|Kerr Bay||Excluded all year|
|West Bay Jetty|
|Tōtaranui||Excluded between 20 December 2020 and 8 February 2021|
|West Bay Buller|
|Momorangi||Excluded all year|
|Aussie Bay||Excluded between 20 December 2020 and 8 February 2021|
|White Horse Hill (from 1 July 2020)||Excluded between 20 December 2020 and 8 February 2021|
|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.|