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Booking sites for camper vans

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Booking sites for camper vans

We're touring the south island in a camper van for 3 weeks starting feb 29th and planning to stay at Department of conservation sites(standard/serviced). I've read that some of them have to be booked in advance but don't want to have to stick to a strict itinerary in case we want to stay longer in one spot. Are these sites generally booked up during feb-march or can we just turn up?

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1. Re: Booking sites for camper vans

DoC camps will not be booked up these months.

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2. Re: Booking sites for camper vans

You may not find DOC sites everywhere you want to go so will end up at some regular holiday parks along the way. Most good campervan companies offer a loyalty card at one of the main holiday park chains so you get small discounts.

But while Feb/March is pretty busy for tour coach business campsites will not be such a big issue.

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3. Re: Booking sites for camper vans

have a look on the Dept website...a pass entitling you to stay at lots of their camping grounds may be useful. Some places on the West Coast of the South Island are very popular at this time of year but 48 hour or 24 hours ahead is often fine

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4. Re: Booking sites for camper vans

Approved South Island Holiday Parks -

Aaron Lodge Top Ten www.aaronlodgetop10.co.nz

Akaroa Top Ten www.akaroa-holidaypark.co.nz

Alpine Adventure Hanmer www.aatouristpark.co.nz

Coronation Holiday Park Ashburton www.coronationpark.co.nz

Dunedin Holiday Park www.dunedinholidaypark.co.nz

Fiordland Great Views www.fiordlandgreatviewsholidaypark.co.nz

Geraldine Holiday Park www.geraldineholidaypark.co.nz

Glentanner Park (Mt Cook) www.glentanner.co.nz

Hanmer River www.hanmerriverholidaypark.co.nz

Havelock Motor Camp www.havelockmotorcamp.co.nz

Kaikoura Coastal www.holidayparks.co.nz/kaikouracoastal

Kelcys Bush Oamaru) www.kiwicamps.com

Kingston (Queenstown) www.holidayparks.co.nz/kingston

Lake Brunner Greymouth www.holidayparks/lakebrunner

Lake Tekapo www.laketekapo-accommodation.co.nz

Lorneville Top Ten (Invercargill) www.lorneville.kiwiholidayparks.com

Makarora Wilderness www.makarora.co.nz

Newhaven Owaka Catlins www.newhavenholiday.com

North South Christchurch www.northsouth.co.nz

Peketa Beach Kaikoura www.holidayparks.co.nz/kaikourapeketa

Pohara Beach Top Ten G Bay) www.holidayparks.co.nz/pohara

Punakaiki Beach www.holidayparks.co.nz/punakaiki

Queenstown Top Ten www.camp.co.nz

Rainforest - Franz Josef www.rainforestholidaypark.co.nz

Shining Star Hokitika www.shiningstar.co.nz

Tahuna Beach(Nelson) www.tahunabeach.co.nz

Timaru Top Ten www.timaruholidaypark.co.nz

Westport Holiday Park www.holidayparks.co.nz/westport

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