Your guide to affordable campground stays during the off-season

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, making travelling in the off-season easy - and you don’t have to break the bank to do so!

We’re partnering with select campgrounds nationwide to offer members a guaranteed, attractive low-rate on campground stays in the off-season.

Currently, we're signing up campgrounds for 2020 - a list of participating will be avaliable for download here at the end of March 2020, and a physical list will be sent out in the Motor Caravanner Magazine April/May Issue. 

Simply present your membership card at any of the participating campgrounds and request to use ‘the CampSaver rate’.


The Rate:

$20 for two in a vehicle per night on a powered site (Extra: adults $10, children $5).

One Person rate is $15 per night.

The Off-season:

CampSaver is in effect from April 1st – October 31st for the year 2020.

This is the period to which the rate can be redeemed.


These major peak periods that fall within the above are excluded from the program. The rate cannot be redeemed during these dates.

  • Easter (Friday 10th – Monday 13th April 2020)
  • Queen’s Birthday (Saturday 1st – Monday 3rd June 2020)
  • Labour Day  (Saturday 24th – Monday 26th October 2020)
  • Anniversary Weekend (dates respective to each region)

The Participating Campgrounds:

To be confirmed for March 2020.

Check out the TD Listing or the list of participating before you decide to stay at a campground; to find out the:

Each campground has their own definition of what they consider a ‘child’ & may choose to offer specific ages free of charge.
There may be an additional fee for use of any facilities. Facilities offered and their costs will be different at each campground.
A campground may be closed entirely during the CampSaver period where the CampSaver rate will be unavailable to be redeemed (e.g. for maintenance or unsuitable to park due to weather conditions). Any closures will be noted in the Online Travel Directory and Travel App for the campground to whom it applies.
There are several holidays excluded from this program, however campgrounds can choose to offer the CampSaver rate during these dates. Any campground offering the rate during any excluded period will be notes in the Online Travel Directory and Travel App for the campground to whom it applies.
All campgrounds determine the max length of time a person can stay at their campground on the CampSaver rate - many campgrounds do not offer long-term stays. A campgrounds policy around long term stays will be noted in the Online Travel Directory and Travel App for the campground to whom it applies.

Terms & Conditions when claiming the rate:

CampSaver is only for active, financial NZMCA 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 (or silver financial card) should be presented at campgrounds & the CampSaver rate requested to be used. Failure to mention or ask to use the rate may result in the campground charging their normal rate.

For a non-member travelling with an NZMCA member, to have the rate extended to them they must be travelling in the same vehicle as the card holder. If they are travelling in a separate vehicle they are not entitled to the discount.

Select participating campgrounds 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.

Do you own a Campground?

Initiated by the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association (NZMCA), CampSaver is a proactive FREE programme that's designed to increase occupancy in your campground during the off-season April 1st - October 31st by offering a discounted rate. We strongly believe it's a win/win for campground operators; CampSaver aims to bring in year-round income from sites that usually sit unused. And it won't cost you a cent to promote it.

Click here to apply to the CampSaver Program