Refund information now available

We trust everyone has been keeping well over the past few weeks and that you’re aware DOC campsites have reopened at Alert Level 2, with controls in place to abide by COVID-19 restrictions. 

Please follow this link to read DOC’s latest press release on what you need to know and do to keep safe when visiting a DOC campsite -

Are you a current DOC/NZMCA Campsite pass holder? Click here for information on refunds

For over 20 years the Department of Conservation and NZMCA members have benefited from the DOC campsite pass. It provides members with greater opportunities to explore NZ’s great outdoors and engage in conservation activities. The pass allows members and their families to camp in their motor caravans at vehicle accessible DOC campsites nationwide, without paying the per person overnight fee. 

The pass provides substantial savings for members when you consider normal campsite fees range between $8.00 - $16.00 per adult and $4.00 - $8.00 per child, per night. For example, the average couple camping at DOC campsites stand to save $200 - $800 (or more) per year while enjoying the benefits of the pass.

DOC has over 170 vehicle accessible campsites for members to enjoy. Further information on these campsites can be found in the NZMCA members Travel Directory, Travel App, or by visiting

Note: the pass is valid for use at DOC campsites and only when purchased by a financial member who is the registered owner of the motor caravan for which the pass is issued.  Members will need to purchase additional passes if they go camping in more than one motor caravan. 

New season 2020/21 campsite pass applications

We’re pleased to announce that applications for the 2020/21 DOC/NZMCA campsite pass will be available online within the next month, at

When the online form is available, we will update existing pass holders and members via the usual communication channels. The new season application form will not be available in this coming edition of The Motor Caravanner magazine as we are awaiting confirmation from DOC on any amendments to the list of excluded campgrounds.

However, the application form will be printed in the following edition of The Motor Caravanner, schedule for the end of July. 

Dogs and DOC

Dogs on conservation land

Following a few simple rules keeps you, your dog and wildlife safe.


One form must be comleted at each unmanned DOC campsite and placed in the Iron Maiden or given to the ranger on arrival
The following serviced DOC campgrounds are excluded all year from the DOC/NZMCA Camp Site Pass