Camping in the New Zealand wilderness is one of the most memorable experiences you can ever have while visiting New Zealand. The South Island of New Zealand offers some of the best camping sites in the world. After a long day of experiencing the numerous attractions of New Zealand’s countryside, in the evenings you can relax in a sufficiently equipped camping site. Here, you can fully unwind as you sip a drink or prepare your meal in the communal kitchen. Most of the camping sites’ communal kitchens are well equipped with fridges, freezers, ovens and microwaves available to all campers.
There are a variety of camping sites offering different camping experiences in New Zealand. The four main options available to campers are:
- Department of Conservation Campsites (camping sites run by the local councils)
- Commercial Camping Sites
- Freedom Camping
- Native Parks Camping
For the best and unique camping experience, the native parks are highly recommended. These constitute a network of businesses and properties spread across New Zealand. These properties offer a secure and sufficiently-equipped camping experience. They come with tent sites as well as powered or unpowered motor-home/van sites. At times they can also have cabins or units.
The secret behind having an unforgettable camping experience in the New Zealand wilderness is ensuring that you have an experienced tour guide. Such a person comes with a vast knowledge and understanding of the best camping sites and hence can be in a position to offer you secure and well-scheduled itineraries as well as options that fit individual preferences and expectations.
There is no doubt that the New Zealand alpine backcountry is endowed with some of the most pristine and breath taking wilderness that you can ever find anywhere in the world. With snow and glacier feeding the purest streams and enriching the rainforests with various minerals, you are set to have the best ever camping experience in the New Zealand wilderness.
The Southern Alps and valleys are beautifully covered with spectacular natural forests, which are now protected under the National Park and World Heritage. This makes your camping experience even more thrilling.