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

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

Always check out the Travel Directory Listing or the list of participating campgrounds, before you decide to stay at a campground.

CampSaver FAQs

The CampSaver program is in effect from March 1st – November 30th for the year 2019. This is the only period to which the discount is valid for members,
This is a flat rate of: $20 per vehicle, per night, max 2 people for powered and non-powered sites (extra adult $10, child $5). *Please see conditions below
Select participating campgrounds offer a different rate to the $20 vehicle rate for one person parking in one vehicle. This rate may apply to powered or non-powered sites. For any campground that offers a 'one-person rate' instead of the '$20 vehicle rate', it will be clearly stated in the online Travel Directory Profile, only for the campground to whom this applies. Select participating campgrounds do not offer powered sites or have a limited number of them. It is a first come, first serve basis, and if powered sites are not available, a non-powered site will be offered at the same price. Select participating campgrounds do not offer the CampSaver rate for non-powered sites and instead offer a cheaper rate. For any campground that offers special rates on non-powered sites, it will be clearly stated in the online Travel Directory Profile, only for the campground to whom this applies. The CampSaver rate provides members a low nightly rate for a powered or non-powered site. As this rate applies to the cost of the site, there may be an additional charge for use of facilities, which will vary from park to park.

Many of our members love staying in campgrounds and do so regularly, building strong relationships with individual campground owners

The CampSaver scheme is not only a great deal for members – it’s also a crucial initiative in the Association’s ongoing quest to secure more cost-effective parking options – and NZMCA CEO Bruce Lochore is urging all members to throw their enthusiastic support behind it. “Like Motorhome Friendly and the Events Calendar, CampSaver is starting small. But just as those two programs have grown bigger and become more successful than we could ever have imagined, CampSaver has huge potential if members take it to their hearts,” he says. "Many of our members love staying in campgrounds and do so regularly, building strong relationships with individual campground owners.

However, a barrier for some members is the cost of staying in a commercial campground. So, we have now decided to launch our own scheme, CampSaver, as a win/win for both the campground owners and our members.

"For campground owners, the sheer size of our 86,000-plus individual membership has the potential to significantly boost their occupancy rates during the off-season (March 1 – November 30, excluding Easter); and, of course, for members CampSaver provides a guaranteed attractive rate. The key now, says Mr Lochore, is for members to get in behind the scheme and show their support for the campground owners who have agreed to participate from the get-go.

“That’s a limited number at this stage,” he says, “but if we are serious about making this scheme work we’ve got to give those campground owners the best off season they have ever had. If we can do that, the word will soon spread – just as it did with Motorhome Friendly and the Events Calendar – and the number of participating campgrounds will take off. Our ultimate goal is to have a nationwide network of CampSaver campgrounds – it’s up to all of us to make that happen!”

BRUCE LOCHORE, CEO

Terms & Conditions

  • The CampSaver rate 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. Secondary proof of identification may be requested by a campground should a member be suspected of doing this.
  • Your membership card (or silver financial card) should be presented at participating 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 rate.
  • Select participating campgrounds do not offer powered sites or have a limited number of them. It is a first come, first serve basis, and if powered sites are not available, a non-powered site will be offered at the same (or in some cases cheaper) price.

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