But POPs provide more than just a safe place to park overnight but have become opportunities to sample a wide variety of New Zealand experiences at little or no cost. The range of property types run from residential sites, business premises, golf clubs to sites of historical and tourist interest.
In the nearly 30 years it has been in existence, the Park Over Property scheme has become the largest one of its kind in New Zealand.
If you have land or a space suitable for motor caravan parking overnight, you can be a POP- but there are rules.
The Park Over Property Scheme takes the form of the Travel Directory (TD) which also includes listings of public sites such as Freedom Camping spots, DOC camps, Auckland Regional Parks & dump stations. As the TD is only printed every two years, there is an online version of it on the NZMCA website as well as a mobile app, both of which are updated on a regular basis.