Looking to go camping with a few mates earlyish next year on the Coromandel and found a neat looking DOC run campsite, right next to a river, plenty of walks in the area etc.
Now, me being a complete n00b at this camping thing (most I ever did was pitch a tent in the backyard) do have a few questions some more experienced geeks might be able to answer ;)
1) No fires - I get that, so no open fire, but gas/butane burners all good I take it ?
2) Cars - Although its a "proper" campground as such, I take it they do allow you to park your vehicle next to your tent as long as your'e not taking up another site ?
3) Food - cold foods (such as meat to cook etc) , do you just take a chilly bin full of ice and treat it as a fridge ?
4) Security - Obviously would like to be able to go for a walk and come back to find my gear still place. Had any issues ? I'll take a padlock to put on the tent zipper but obviously easily beaten and anything of value will be hidden in the car.
Think thats all for now........ :)