Getting The Best Camping Toilet in New Zealand 

Going camping in New Zealand has become easier than ever with numerous innovations taking place in the camping equipment manufacturing industry at breakneck speed. Nowadays, camping no longer requires one to rough it out in the great outdoors, from spacious tents and gazebos to soft and comfortable air beds, all sorts of creature comforts are available to the modern camper in the 21st century. 

Need to Answer Nature's Call While Out Camping? No Problem! 

For the longest time, people who were desirous of going camping in nature to recharge themselves weredeterred by the thought of relieving themselves in the wild. The lack of privacy and water along with concerns about health and hygiene prevented many people from going out and exploring the many natural treasures of New Zealand. That’s when the portable toilet in NZ was developed. Achemical toilet in NZ, also known as a portable toilet in NZ or a camping toilet in New Zealand, in its most basic form, consists of a waste-holding tank and makes use of certain chemicals to deodorise and treat the waste that gets collected. There are also many other types of camping toilets with more advanced features available in the New Zealand market which one can consider, based on one's budget. Browse through the Dwights website and have a look at our selection of quality portable toilet chemicals and other accessories and be tension-free on your next camping trip!


A portable toilet in New Zealand can be of 3 types, simple bucket toilets which consist of a bucket-like waste-holding compartment covered with a waste-carrying bag, foldable and easily transportable collapsible toilets which generally include a seat and a waste bag and finally, elaborate flushable toilets which are made up of a mini plumbing system, a water tank and a waste-holding tank to lessen odours. All 3 types of toilets come with added disinfecting and deodorising chemicals which need to be replaced periodically.
Human excreta is flushed into the waste-holding tank of a chemical toilet in NZ, where different chemicals work upon it in order to break it down and minimise odours. This sludge is then either manually removed or removed via a waste disposal mechanism when the waste-holding tank reaches capacity. Some eco-friendly camping toilets also use bio-digester technology, enzymes and anaerobic bacteria in order to treat and decompose organic human waste matter into carbon dioxide, methane and water. This biogas can then be used as an energy or fuel source.
The earlier models of chemical toilets made use of formaldehyde which worked very well to suppress odours but would end up irritating the eyes, nose, throat and skin of toilet occupants. Therefore, newer models make use of certain ammonium compounds which are much safer compared to formaldehyde. Portable toilet chemicals usually include dyes, biocides, fragrances and surfactants. A blue-dyed liquid changes colour from blue to green when the waste tank reaches waste-holding capacity. Biocides, on the other hand, prevent the growth and proliferation of the bacteria present in human waste resulting in a clean and odourless toilet. Fragrance compounds release pleasant scents, and surfactants help to reduce the surface tension between human waste, the biocide, and fragrance compounds, allowing the latter two to work much faster.