DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass
LATEST UPDATED (16/11/2018): DOC/NZMCA CAMPSITE PASS 2018-2019
We are pleased to announce members will continue to have exclusive access to purchasing a discounted DOC campsite pass for the period 1 December 2018 to 30 June 2019 (inclusive).
During this period the NZMCA will continue working with DOC officials on a new long-term contract commencing 1 July 2019. This work will include surveying members to help gauge their use of the pass and travel patterns. The new contract will further strengthen our long-standing partnership with DOC, providing additional benefits to members while supporting conservation efforts nationwide.
Members have the opportunity to purchase one of two DOC campsite passes:
Option 1 - $175.00 (incl. GST) valid from 1 December 2018 to 30 June 2019 (inclusive)
(applications now open)
Option 2 - $100.00 (incl. GST) valid from 11 February 2019 to 30 June 2019 (inclusive)
(applications now open)
Members must read and accept the updated DOC/NZMCA Pass Conditions with Appendix 1 before applying for the campsite pass to ensure they understand the conditions of use, exclusion period and excluded campsites.
The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass is an exclusive arrangement between the Department of Conservation and NZMCA.
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 www.doc.govt.nz/camping
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.
DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass Family Photo Album
Here are some entries to the Family Photo Competition which we ran a while back. With photos showcasing friends and family enjoying DOC campsites, the entries amply illustrate the benefit of the pass and the opportunity it offers to enjoy the great Kiwi outdoors. If you have photos to share, please send them to us at email@example.com
Don’t Take Dogs Into National Parks
A few reminders from DOC for members with dogs
1. Dogs may be allowed in some parks and reserves only with a DOC permit, including for hunting. However, dogs are not allowed at all in Nelson Lakes National Park.
2. Always check what the rules are for pets at the places you plan to visit. Members can check out which rules apply to which tracks and campsites by visiting: http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/know-before-you-go/dog-access/where-can-i-take-my-dog/
3. Don’t assume; if you can’t find the information regarding rules for pets in the places you plan to visit, contact DOC by phone or by email.