NZMCA financial members are welcome to purchase the exclusive DOC / NZMCA campsite pass. The pass allows members and their occupants to camp in their motor caravans at motor caravan accessible DOC campsites nationwide, without paying the per person overnight fee.
Further information on motor caravan accessible DOC campsites can be found in the NZMCA members’ Travel Directory and Travel App. More information can be found in DOC’s Conservation Campsite brochures or at via DOC’s website.
There are substantial savings for NZMCA members when you consider the standard fees for children and adults staying at applicable DOC campsites.
Please ensure you read these terms and conditions before deciding to purchase a campsite pass. The terms and conditions include a list of excluded DOC campsites from the pass. The pass can only be used during the dates below.
And did you know that bookable DOC campgrounds need to be booked online?
The new Booking Service will make it easier for you to self-service your bookings online which includes the ability to modify and cancel bookings yourself. When you purchase a DOC / NZMCA campsite pass for the 1st time, you need to create an online account. For existing pass-holders, you need to change your account classification in order for the new booking system to apply the NZMCA discount. Reminder: this process only starts 23rd June. DOWNLOAD THIS PDF TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS.
Payment: We encourage all members to sign in, fill out the form and pay by credit card. The form and credit card details are submitted via a secure server and your payment is processed via DPS. By applying and paying online, you will receive your campsite pass in the mail a lot sooner than applying by post and paying by cheque. However, if you prefer to pay by cheque please fill out the application form in the next Motor Caravanner magazine (#346). Only one campsite pass can be issued per vehicle registered to and owned by the member applying.
Please ensure all of your details are correct when applying, including the address you require the pass to be mailed to.
An adventure in the wilderness is great fun for you and your dog. However, even the friendliest dog has the potential to disturb or even kill native species such as kiwi – or to get lost in the bush. Following a few simple rules keeps you, your dog and wildlife safe.
• Know before you go – check the DOC website to see where dogs are allowed (look for the blue dog symbols) and don’t take them to areas where dogs are prohibited. Be sure to check your local Council’s dog bylaw as well as this may contain further restrictions.
• Some campsites and conservation areas require a permit to bring dogs, so make sure this is sorted before you visit.
• Dogs should always be under control – if you don’t have perfect recall over them, this means on a leash. If your dog is off-lead, consider using a muzzle, as even the best trained dog can get over-excited when they encounter wildlife.
• Be considerate of other track users – not everyone enjoys a slobbery greeting!
• Don’t forget to take food and water for your dog.
• Pick up any dog poo or leftover food and take it out with you.
• If you want to visit conservation land often, consider enrolling your dog in an avian awareness and avoidance training programme (see the Kiwis for Kiwi website for details).
• Remember that our special species live off public conservation land as well – if you take your dog to beaches, you never know where a penguin or fur seal may turn up. Ensuring your dog stays close to you and you’re scanning the beach far ahead will help avoid any stressful incidents.
• For more information about dogs on public conservation land, including conditions for hunting dogs and disability assistance dogs, visit the DOC website or call the nearest DOC Visitor Centre.