Cascade Creek Campsite

Cascade Creek Campsite

Milford Rd



117 Rankers Reviews

39 Face-to-Face

221 Basic Camping

37 Te Anau



Cascade Creek
The swimming hole
Your pick of camping spots


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


Feature Value Info


South IslandFiordlandTe Anau


  • Basic Camping

Operating Season And Hours

This campsite cannot be booked, sites are on a first come basis.





  • Unpowered Campsite

    Number of sites - 20. Two toilets, one wheelchair accessible and the other wheelchair accessible with assistance. Gravel access.

    Adult $15/day
    Child $7.50/day


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Maggie's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

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!

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Karl Ohm


Ranking: 7/10

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.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Georgia's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Great spot if you are heading to the Milford Sound. Reasonably priced. Would recommend this campsite. Just make sure you have some insect repellent :)

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Sally Sargeant-Hu

United States

Ranking: 9/10

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.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Nicki Chow


Ranking: 6/10

Lots of space! Long drop toilets that were kinda gross. Good if you need to get to Milford Sound early the next morning.

Reviewed 9 months ago

Elin's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

I don't know why everyone keeps complaining about the toilets, they were totally fine, no smell and had toilet paper. Maybe some were better than others but the ones we tried had no issues. Also, we parked in the middle of the campground to have some more wind which means Zero sandflies! Great stargazing at night and close to Milford sound. Overall a really nice experience!

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Freya's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Great place to stop before a day at Milford Sound. Tucked between the mountains and the forest by the lake it was well sheltered. Very busy but lots of space. Many people leaving early in the morning to go for cruises but not noisy at all. Drop toilets.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Megan Belanger

Ranking: 9/10

Great walk by the lake. Large open space with plenty of parking. Nice river for a quick swim. There’s water for drinking and cleaning dishes which is great. Self contained and non self contained vehicles, as well as tents, are welcome. Great location. Picnic tables and clean toilets were nice. Little fire places to build a bit of a bbq /campfire if you have some firewood. Only downside is the sand flies - there weren’t a lot but they did bother us a bit when we were sitting outside. But for the area that’s unavoidable!

Reviewed 10 months ago

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