Stay on many of the best camping grounds for less? Now you can when you pre-purchase the Conservation Camping Pass, specially designed for campervan renters.
Department of Conservation (DOC)
The Department of Conservation (DOC) maintains many scenic reserves, campgrounds and tracks. Campgrounds are in general very basic and only suitable for self-contained motorhomes. Not to worry, all ours are! Mostly located in or near reserves you can imagine they are best spots throughout New Zealand.
Buy the weekly pass when you hire your campervan and save on campsite fees at more than 100 of DOC’s most scenic campsites. Using the campsite pass not only gives you a discount, you also support conservation.
Each pass is valid for seven consecutive nights at designated campsites. You don’t have to stay at the same campground for seven days; you can hop around as long as they are on the list!
How much does it cost?
$20 for a Single pass (one adult)
$40 for a Double pass (two adults)
Use the pass at more than 100 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. View a map showing where the campsite pass can be used (PDF, 5,661K (opens in new window))
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 dates and vehicle registration will be filled in by Bay of Islands Campervans when you purchase the pass on departure, you can also purchase you pass online here:
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 transferable 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.