About Us

Aerodome III Pro

Zempire has been developing cool camping products since 2006. Orginally based in Christchrch, Zempire is now located in Hamilton New Zealand.

Starting out as a small team of tent geeks thinking of new camping ideas, the brand has now grown to be one of the most trusted camping brands in the country. Zemipre Camping products can now be found in many countries around the world from the UK to Korea.

Originally branded Freedom Camping, our products are now sold under the Zempire Camping brand. Zempire has gained a reputation for creating invovative high quality product as can be seen from some highlights from our brand history.


- The first range of Freedom Camping designed Canvas and Dome tents are sold in specialist camping stores around New Zealand.


- The Grand becomes the  first canvas tent in the market to feature an integrated twin layer, mesh vented roof.
- Product range expanded to include camping furniture and accessories.


- The Airflow Series become the first dome tents to feature a fully ventilated 3 layer roof system.
- Head Office moved to Hamilton, New Zealand.


- The Invert series become the first dome tents to feature an inverted internal door to create extra internal space.


- UK distribution established under the Zempire Camping brand.
- Korean distribution established under the Zempire Camping brand.


- The C4 become the first dome tents featuring fully sealed and and waterpprof removable rooms and awnings
- Taiwan distribution established under the Zempire Camping brand


- Rebranded to Freedom Zempire to aid expansion in international markets
- Aerodome series become the first TPU inflatable family dome tents available in the New Zealand market 


- Australian distribution established.
- Airforce 1 becomes the first fully inflatable family canvas tent in the New Zealand market


The Freedom Camping brand is proudly New Zealand born and bred. We are now spreading our unique spin on high quality camping gear to the rest of the world. Part of this process has included us changing our name to be more New Zealand and more unique.

Over the next little while we will re-inventing ourselves as Zempire Camping Equipment (The Little New Zealand Camping Empire). But don't worry, our products will be just as awesome as they are today!