A Campsite Pass gives you access to DOC conservation campsites around New Zealand, including bookable and non-bookable campsites. Some exclusions apply.


There are 7-night, 30-night, and 365-night passes to choose from. A Campsite Pass offers excellent value for your camping adventures. Purchase one online or at a DOC visitor centre when planning your next holiday.

The Campsite Pass is a way of paying for DOC campsites around New Zealand. It doesn’t guarantee you a place at a campsite.

Bookable campsites need to be booked online before arrival. Non-bookable campsites don’t need to be booked, but you need to register on arrival.

How to buy a Campsite Pass

Buy online

Go to our online booking system and log in or create an account. Choose your preferred Pass, and select the date you first want to use the Pass on.

Once payment is completed via the secured online payment portal, the Pass will be linked to your DOC account. You will receive a booking confirmation email with a digital Pass PDF document.

Buy through a visitor centre

If you need assistance with purchasing your pass, call or email the:

They will enter your pass online for you. A service fee of $10 may apply.


Campsite Pass prices
Age group 7 nights pass 30 nights pass 1 year (365 nights) pass
Adult 18 years plus $55 $80 $140
Child/Youth 5-17 years $27.50 $40 $70
Infant 0-4 years Free Free Free


If you are part of an organisation that receives a discount on passes or other DOC products, contact your organisation for more information about how to access that discount.

NZ Motor Caravan Association members can find information about DOC passes and accommodation on the NZMCA website.

Organisations entitled to discounts

How to use a Campsite Pass

For bookable campsites

  1. Log in to your acccount on our online booking system.
  2. Select the campsite you wish to stay at, enter the number of people who hold a Campsite Pass and the number of people who do not hold a Pass.
  3. The booking system will automatically calculate fees payable at the time of booking (if any) for non-Pass holders or excluded times or sites.
  4. Continue to fill out your vehicle registration number, accept the terms and conditions, then reserve.
  5. Review your selections, dates, and total costs before continuing to check out or continue shopping.
  6. Email confirmation of your booking will be sent to your account email address. Take this confirmation and a copy of your Campsite Pass with you when you go camping.

If all people booked are Pass holders, and it is not an excluded site or date range, the price will be shown as zero. However, for powered campsites, there is a $3 fee per Pass user.

You need to book ahead

Campsite Pass bookings must be completed before occupying a site as required by the terms and conditions of the Pass.

You should book well in advance. If no space is available you will be turned away and have to find an alternative place to stay.

Book a campsite.

For non-bookable/self-registration campsites

Non-bookable/self-registration campsites operate on a first-come first-served basis. The Campsite Pass does not give preference to staying at non-bookable campsites.

On arrival, Pass users will need to register by using a self-registration envelope/document and pay for any people in the party not covered by a Campsite  Pass.

Proof of a Campsite Pass, print or digital, and identification must be available on request.

Where you can't use the Campsite Pass

This Campsite Pass gives you access to most DOC conservation campsites throughout New Zealand. However there are some campsites where you can't use the Campsite Pass.

List of campsites excluded from the Campsite Pass

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