DOC/NZMCA & SCC Pass
The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass is an exclusive arrangement between the NZMCA and Department of Conservation.
The pass has been enhanced with new, simplified conditions of use which provide members with more opportunities to enjoy NZ’s great outdoors. It allows NZMCA members and their occupants to camp in their motor caravan at motor caravan accessible DOC campsites without paying the per person overnight fee.
There are substantial savings for members when you consider current charges are $8.00 - $16.00 per adult and $4.00 - $8.00 per child, per night.
Applications for the 5-month DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass pass is now available. This will be $100 inc GST and is valid from 7th February to 30th June 2018. Please ensure you have read the DOC/NZMCA Pass Condtions with Appendix 1 before purchasing to see the current exclusion period and excluded sites.
DOC has over 170 motor caravan accessible campsites for you to enjoy. Further information on these campsites can be found in the NZMCA members “Travel Directory or on www.doc.govt.nz/camping
The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass Self Registration Form has been well received. You will find these forms included in your pack but if you require more forms please download more using the link below.
Reminders: 1 (one) DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass per motor caravan. (If you have more than 1 motor caravan you will need to purchase a pass per motor caravan). Please also ensure that all details are correct when applying especially where you require the Pass to be sent. The pass DOES NOT cover NZMCA Parks.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t Take Dogs Into National Parks
As printed in Issue 327 of the Motor Caravanner (June/July)
The Department of Conservation is reminding NZMCA members not to take dogs into national parks. The reminder follows the cover photo on the last issue of The Motor Caravanner which featured a couple with a dog on the shores of Lake Rotoiti, in Nelson Lakes National Park. The issue was also raised by several members who wrote to express their concern about the message they felt the photo conveyed. However, the photo was not the blatant breach of the ‘no dogs in national parks rule’ that it might appear. It was a ‘staged’ photo with the dog carried in and out of the scene. The dog was kept under control and was at no time allowed to enter the water or walk on the foreshore.
“Having said that, I recognise that even under these circumstances picturing NZMCA members with a dog in a national park could easily be misconstrued,” said The Motor Caravanner Editor, Chris Gaskell.
“So we’re very willing to work with DOC to use this as an opportunity to educate our members about not only the no dogs in national parks rule but also the wider issue of dogs in DOC campsites.” DOC’s Nelson Lakes Operations Manager John Wotherspoon explains that ‘dogs as a rule are not allowed in national parks and some other conservation areas because they pose a threat to native wildlife’.
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.
Auckland Council's Regional Parks Self-Containment Pass
If you are planning on camping in the Auckland region you might be interested in purchasing a certified Self Containment Certificate (SCC) Pass.
The Auckland Council Self-Containment Certificate (SCC) Pass allows the pass owner repeat use of all regional park camping facilities and selected designated Self-Contained parking areas and campgrounds. Restrictions and conditions apply
Currently, the pass costs $131.00 and is valid from 1st September to 31st August each year.
Please note the NZMCA does not administer this pass. For further information including purchasing a pass visit the Auckland Council website. You will need to provide a copy of your vehicle's Certified Self-Containment Certificate when applying for a pass.
If you have misplaced this certificate please download a copy here