An independent book where the authors do their own research. Descriptions are drawn form personal appraisals that will tell you what you need to know. If you are from overseas you will meet thousands of kiwis, the people, not the birds or the fruit! In the South Island you should book early for your favourite spot. Another option is to try somewhere new. Why not choose a chapter in the New Zealand Camping ground? Check out the map and browse though the text; the selection of places range from cold-water camping to all the luxuries of a holiday resort. The next decision is whether to tour, taking your sense of adventure to unknown spots, or to settle on a special place for a home-away-from-home. Although all this mobility is a popular summer past time, the freedom of camping need not be confined to summer. Many holiday spots are very comfortable for other, less busy, seasons. Enjoy our beautiful country and make new friends. The new century beckons with all its challenges and excitement. Be kind to each other.