Across the North Island and the South Island, New Zealand is an outdoor and camping enthusiast's paradise. Featuring stretches of sandy beaches, national parks, snow-capped mountains, and geothermal wonderlands, it’s no wonder that so many backpackers, grey nomads and families flock to the country every year to experience its beauty firsthand.
Whether you’re a seasoned camper or just starting out, TOP 10 Holiday Parks offer a wide range of camping spots that cater to all budgets and preferences. From coastal campsites to mountain getaways, we've got you covered with some of the best camping spots in New Zealand!
Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Park
For an unforgettable Lake Taupo camping experience, check into Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Park. Conveniently located near the lake, the park offers great facilities to keep you busy, including a thermal water plunge pool, games room and bike rental. Plus, it’s only a stone’s throw from some of Taupo’s best attractions, like Huka Falls and the hiking trails of Tongariro, New Zealand’s oldest national park. Accommodation options range from private, sheltered campsites to motels and cabins, making this Taupo holiday park a great option for couples and families.
Wanaka TOP 10 Holiday Park
For a balance of serenity and adventure, set your GPS to Wanaka TOP 10 Holiday Park. Nestled in the Southern Alps, this Wanaka camping spot allows you to be as lazy or active as you like when staying in their lakeside cabins, campsites, and motels. Enjoy sunrise and sunset views over Lake Wanaka while enjoying the on-site heated swimming pool, spa and mini golf. Alternatively, hike nearby Roy’s Peak or check out the top mountain biking tracks in Wanaka.
Queenstown TOP 10 Holiday Park
With abundant hiking trails, mountain ranges and the Shotover River on its doorstep, Queenstown is the ultimate thrill-seeker's destination. But every adrenaline junkie needs a place to rest their head. For that, Queenstown TOP 10 Holiday Park is the place to recover between epic attractions like the Kawarau Bridge Bungy and Shotover Jet. Whether travelling alone, as a couple, or in a group, this Queenstown camping spot on Lake Wakatipu is one of the best locations to experience the energy of New Zealand’s adventure capital.
Fox Glacier TOP 10 Holiday Park
No trip to New Zealand is complete without experiencing the awe-inspiring glaciers of the Southern Alps region. Take a guided Fox Glacier tour, explore the icy terrain, or try heli-hiking, where a helicopter escorts you to remote parts of the glacier for a thrilling guided hike. Back at Fox Glacier TOP 10 Holiday Park, unwind in the hot tub or take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool with Aoraki/Mount Cook as your daily backdrop. Then spend each night in your choice of a quality motel, cabin, self-contained unit, or campsite.
Hot Water TOP 10 Holiday Park
Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park is a must-visit campground on the Coromandel Peninsula, where luxury merges with nature. The result is an unbeatable holiday destination just a short walk from the famous Hot Water Beach, where you can dig your own hot pool and soak in the natural thermal water. Featuring amenities unfound anywhere on the Coromandel Peninsula and 11 different accommodation options, this Hot Water Beach camping spot is a top choice for backpackers, families, and grey nomads.
Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park
Right on the edge of New Zealand’s Lake Tikitapu, a stay at Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park will have you saying “Kia ora” to everything Rotorua offers. That includes the Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland and Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest, a mecca for hiking and mountain biking enthusiasts. When you’re finished exploring the local area, the Blue Lake holiday park offers campsites, cabins, and units with the perfect level of comfort to doze off each night.
Carters Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park
When a New Zealand adventure is calling, Carters Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park is the answer. Providing easy access to some of the best natural attractions on the south island’s west coast (think; Pancake Rocks and blowholes, Buller Gorge Swingbridge and Denniston Plateau), you’ll have no problems filling your holiday itinerary. When it’s time to call it a day, retreat to the park’s comfortable Carter Beach accommodation options, ranging from campsites and cabins to spacious motels and units.
Red Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park
Red Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park is the ultimate New Zealand beachfront camping spot. Located on the golden sand beaches of the Hibiscus Coast, the park provides excellent swimming, fishing, and kayaking opportunities during the warmer months. And with popular attractions like Goat Island Marine Park and the Te Ara Tahuna Cycletrack close by, you’ll never run out of things to do. Choose from Red Beach cabins, self-contained units, or powered campsites, all boasting modern fit-outs and amenities to make your stay feel like home.