121 Rankers Reviews
219 Basic Camping
34 Te Anau
This large sheltered campsite is suitable for larger vehicles. There are lots of different areas to park up on and call your own and there is a large turning bay at the end of the gravel road.
This is a great place for fishing, swimming, BBQing and walking. The Lake Gunn Nature Walk starts from here, it is a flat, easy, 45 min return walk from the campsite to the edge of Lake Gunn
South Island ▷ Fiordland ▷ Te Anau
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This campsite cannot be booked, sites are on a first come basis.
Number of sites - 20. Two toilets, one wheelchair accessible and the other wheelchair accessible with assistance. Gravel access.
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This is a beautiful campsite, surrounded by snow-capped peaks, glacial streams, waterfalls and lakes, and a walkable indigenous forest.
We stayed here the night before our trip to Milford which was ideal as we had the roads (and free parking at Milford) to ourselves.
We did the short walk through the forest and swam in the (chilly) stream whilst the sun was out. Highly recommended!
Basic but adequate ablutions were available.
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Big camp, lots of space, quite busy but not overcrowded. Long drops and cooking shelters and a few cheeky kea.
When we were there, there were fields of gorgeous purple lupins. The streams running through the camp are also very attractive. Great views of mountains.
Cost (2p, non-powered): $30
Location: Beautiful, closest DOC site to Milford Sound
Facilities: Long drops and cooking shelters
Sandflies: A few
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Beautiful setting...surrounded by streams, mountains, and wildflowers. Pretty busy/vans parked next to each other, but what can you expect? Toilets were fine/as expected.
This is a great place to stop at on the way to Milford sound. It’s a large site by a river, with a few cooking shelters and decent toilets.
It rained a lot, but cleared up just in time for the most amazing sunset.
We got up early and drive to Milford sound on completely empty roads, allowing us to enjoy the views without being stuck in traffic. The sandflys were vicious though, so be warned!
Pretty much paying for proximity at this campsite. The long drop toilets are not too great, but at least have sanitizer. We saw quite a few people using the outdoor kitchens which looked nice. The spots are plentiful and big at least!
Great Place. Lots of space between two crystal clear creeks. With the toilets it might depend on what day you arrive. It appears that on a Sunday afternoon the toilets may have been serviced for a couple of days because of the weekend. We arrived on the Sunday afternoon and some of the toilets were not in a good state. Maybe they get only cleaned on working days in which case you will find them in good order. Apart from that we had a great time.
Great spot if you are heading to the Milford Sound. Reasonably priced. Would recommend this campsite. Just make sure you have some insect repellent :)
This is a great location! The campgrounds has plenty of sites and we were able to enjoy a quiet corner to ourselves. It works as a great spot to stay the night before a Milford Sound early morning cruise.
Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍