DOC/NZMCA & SCC Pass
Update regarding the 12-month DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass 2018/2019 (as of 19/06/2018)
Our discussions for a new agreement continue with the Department of Conservation.
The Minister of Conservation has taken a special interest in the campsite pass agreement and has yet to determine if/when the Department will enter into a new one. Please be assured we are doing our best to expedite a new pass and have also discussed temporary measures with DOC officials to at least help us through 2018 while negotiations continue.
We will keep you posted and notify you all immediately upon receiving confirmation from DOC that members can purchase a new pass. Until then, thank you for your patience and we apologise for any inconvenience this delay has caused.
Existing pass holders will also receive updates via email and by post (for those who do not have an email registered with us).
Please direct any queries to email@example.com
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
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