14 May, 2020
Last updated on 10 February, 2022
Posted by Spaceships Crew
The Department of Conservation (DOC) camping was a great way to camp your way around New Zealand. DOC campsites are located throughout New Zealand offering great camping options at very affordable prices.
What has happened to the DOC campsite pass?
The DOC campsite pass was a prepaid campsite pass to give you access to over 90 DOC campsites across New Zealand. Unfortunately, the DOC Pass no longer exists, but will eventually be replaced by a new pass later in 2020.
Update from DOC: "The Department has been conducting a review into its campsite passes. As a result of this review, we have decided to cancel the Conservation Campsite Pass for rental campervans from 1 July 2020. The Department will be launching a new campsite pass, available to all travellers and not restricted to self-contained vehicles. We will send you information about this product later in the year."
Benefits of a DOC campsite pass
Convenient - pay once and stay up to 7 nights at DOC campsites
Cost-effective – pay on average for 3 nights, stay up to 7 nights on the same pass
Flexible – choose to stay for a few days or for a few weeks in one or different campsites
A DOC campsite pass was a great and easy way to camp your way around New Zealand and see our unique and beautiful scenery and wildlife.
Price of a DOC campsite weekly pass
There are three options for the weekly DOC campsite pass (prices have been checked & updated on 1 July 2019).
Single (for one adult): $30
Double (for two adults): $60.00
This means by buying a DOC Pass you can stay at over 90 DOC campsites at a discounted price.
Where could it be used?
The weekly DOC campsite pass could be used at selected DOC campsites across the country.
Use a DOC campsite pass & stay in amazing places in New Zealand