Your guide to low-cost affordable campgrounds


CampSaver is an NZMCA member benefit providing yet another low-cost parking option. With CampSaver, you can find a range of affordable campgrounds at your fingertips year round. Each season we partner with select campgrounds nationwide to offer members a guaranteed, attractive low-rate on campground stays. 

There are two official seasons of CampSaver - Winter (off-season; April to Oct) and Summer (shoulder-season; Nov to March excl. Xmas).

CampSaver began as an off-season program in 2019 and after a first successful year we brought it back in 2020. On Nov 1st 2020 we introduced the first shoulder-season supporting camps through a summer without international travellers. Now our 2021 Winter is here for it's 3rd great season boasting even more campgrounds.

A list of participating campgrounds will be available for each season on this page, a few months in advance of when either season begins. Only on the day either Winter or Summer seasons start will their be a list available on the ONLINE Travel Directory and NZMCA App.

Your current season - Winter is here!

How does it work?

Simply present your membership card at any participating campground & request to use the 'CAMPSAVER RATE' (T & C's apply, see bottom of page)

The Rate

In a vehicle, per night, on a powered site* - 

$22** 2x adults
$15** 1x adult
$11 Each extra adult (exceeding 2)
$5 Per child (at the ages chosen by each camp)
*If a powered site is not available a non-powered will be offered at the same price
**select camps offer rates lower than this 

The Off-season

CampSaver Winter is in effect from April 6th – October 31st for the year 2021.

Exclusions: Easter (Thurs 1st – Mon 5th April); Anzac (Fri 23rd - Mon 26th April); Queen’s Birthday (Fri 4th June – Mon 7th June); Labour Day (Fri 22nd – Mon 25th Oct); Anniversary Weekend (dates respective to each region)

The Participating Winter Campgrounds:

Celebrate with CampSaver & WIN!

Three great years of giving members savings and camping-grounds additional business when they need it the most, is definitely worth celebrating.

And in celebration of that, we're giving away amazing prizes that would certainly come in handy for your winter journeys ahead – simply:

  1. Stay at any participating CampSaver Winter campground from now up till Oct ‘21
  2. Leave 1 comment/feedback on that camps listing with the hashtag - #campsaver3 
  3. Stay at as many camps as you want (1 camp = 1 comment = 1 entry)

Click here for more information on how to enter

Terms, Conditions & Disclaimer

The agreement made with participating campgrounds is that CampSaver only applies to the ‘rate’ at a campground. All policies and procedures outside the rate are decided by each campground and are not dictated by the NZMCA. Failure to follow the below may result in dissatisfaction of the CampSaver program/service available at a campground. Participating campgrounds are not liable to make any exceptions to NZMCA members in failure to abide by conditions outlined below.

T&C's: Before you use ‘CampSaver’

Check the Campground listing on the NZMCA App to find out...

...Facilities available, closures, maximum length of stay, check in & check out times

Check the Campground’s website for...

...Compulsory check in & check out times, No. of powered sites, rules, policies and instructions

Call ahead to make a booking...

...if you want to guarantee a powered site, to find information that isn't visible on a campground’s website or if you own a pet or large vehicle and want to double check they can accommodate these

T&C's: When claiming the rate

- CampSaver is only for financial members. Memberships are non-transferrable and should not be lent to non-members for them to redeem the rate. Campgrounds are entitled to request secondary proof of identification, if necessary to verify this.
- A membership card should be presented & the rate requested to be used. Failure to mention the rate may result in the camp charging their normal rate.
- For a non-member to have the rate extended to them they must be travelling in the same vehicle as a member. If they are travelling in a separate vehicle they are not entitled to the discount.
- Select camps have a limited number of powered sites. It is a first come, first serve basis, and if powered sites are not available, a non-powered site will be offered.