Cascade Creek Campsite

Cascade Creek Campsite

Milford Rd



123 Rankers Reviews

39 Face-to-Face

231 Basic Camping

36 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.






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Linda's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

Price: $15,00 p.p for one night
Location: it is okay, you have mountains around you but the camping is big. There is place for more than 50 campers
Insects: enough! Special a lot of sand flies
Wc’s: the are clean, longdrop toilets
Douche: no douche, but there is a creek where you can fresh up

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Tanja & Sven

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful landscape and nice place to stay for one night

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Tilly Watermeyer

Ranking: 9/10

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.

Reviewed 8 months ago

GM's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

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
Value: 7/10
Sandflies: A few
X-Factor: Yes

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Katie's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

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.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Timothy Davies

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

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!

Reviewed 9 months ago

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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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year ago

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Nick Morrison

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