New Zealand

Locals have mixed feelings about travelers and free campers in New Zealand. Some welcome the tourism, while others are tired of the litter and having to clean up after campers who have no toilet. It seems common sense to not leave a mess where you have stayed, but the behaviour of some has affected the perception of many. You risk a $200 fine if you camp in an area that is not a designated campsite, however you will find plenty of free places to stay along the way.