5 kid-friendly camping spots in New Zealand
Every region has a selection of basic but beautiful, unspoilt camping grounds and holiday parks for you to take your family this summer. Here's our favourite...
Treasure Island Camping and Campground
Large, flat sites with each areas divided by hedges into smaller areas. Onsite bakery with pies and barista coffee. Children's adventure playground with the longest slide in the Far North, and regular children's programmes to give mum and dad a break.
Patauna South Road, Whangarei 0175, Northland. Click here to book!
Tawharanui Tents-Only Campground
Set on a remote peninsula, Tawharanui Regional Park is an open sanctuary boasting white sand beaches, rolling pasture, coastal forest and wetlands. The campground is rubbish and predator free to protect the abundant bird and marine life. Take your little ones to explore the rock pools, nature walks and have fun swimming. There are portable water and toilets but no showers. Back to basics at its finest!
Tawharanui Regional Park, Tawharanui Peninsula. Click here to book!
Fun is guaranteed at this back-to-basics adventure camp set in 10 hectares of native trees near Nelson, with safe river swimming, go-karts, water slides and flying foxes. Stay with your family in tents or cabins.
Quinney's Bush Camp, Motupiko, State Highway 6, RD2, Nelson. Click here to book!
Paekakariki Holiday Park
This is a relaxed holiday park set in the charming coastal township of Paekakariki, home to many artists and writers. There are jumping pillow, playground and trampolines alongside charming retro shared facilities.
180 Wellington Road, Queen Elizabeth Park, Paekakariki, 5034. Click here to book!
Raglan Kopua Holiday Park
Inside the harbour, bordered by safe estuary beaches and the tiny Raglan air strip. This holiday park features newly-built playgrounds and a skatepark for your little skaters! With full facilities. The legendary coffee supplier Raglan Roast is also five minutes across the footbridge - perfect!
61 Marine Parade, Raglan 3225. Click here to book!
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