Freedom Camping

Posted on: Tue 23 Feb 2021

If you travel to New Zealand, then rules are a bit more loose when it comes to camping.

In Kiwiland, freedom camping is permitted, which means you can stay overnight at a place which is not a commercial campsite.

This means, you get to park your van on the side of the road, and enjoy the scenic views, along with saving money.

However, with free camping comes no facilities, which has a number of repercussions such as litter, nowhere to do your business and congestion of roads and car parks, taking away the magic of the scenery.

New laws are introduced which requires campers to provide their own toilet, and COVID-19 is a good opportunity to reassess freedom camping in New Zealand.

Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis join Michael Lueck, Professor of Tourism, Auckland University of Technology to speak about freedom camping in New Zealand

Image Source: Bounced Photon

Produced by Kate Johnson


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