Oct 6th 2010
And I’m guessing they are all wanting to see as much of NZ, and the Nelson region as their schedule permits.
If you have an Android phone you’ll be pleased to know there are a couple of apps that can really help.
Nest Finder NZ
This great little apps purpose is to find Dept of Conservation (“DOC”) huts / camp sites and their availability.
It will also show you visitor centres and BBH hostels……all of this based on your current location courtesy of your smartphones GPS capabilities.
You can also check out vacancies and book online through the app.
I sure was surprised at how many huts there are in our region alone!
Sort of self explanatory if you watch this video actually.
In addition to New Zealand campsites, Campermate will also show toilets, supermarkets, fuel stops, refuse, and many more.
Above is a quick shot of the general vicinity of Stoke showing the relevant points of interest.
This one’s for walks in New Zealand. Visit here on the market.
This ones an iPhone app, not currently available on Android, but you could always visit their www site on yr phone)
And if you are freedom camping around New Zealand please leave only footprints behind.
RELATED SITES / FURTHER INFO
New Zealand Topo Maps – http://www.nztopomaps.com/
Rough It NZ – http://www.isthegameon.co.nz/roughitnz/rough-it-nz.html
New Zealand Walks – http://nzwalksinfo.co.nz