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South IslandFiordlandTe Anau

62km along the Milford Road from Te Anau. A huge camping area with massive open grassy areas or private bit of beech forest to call your own for the night. The campsite is right next to the Eglinton River and there is a good swimming hole next to the little hill in the middle of the campsite. There are picnic tables, but fires are prohibited. Easy access for large vehicles, although there has been some issues with flooding which may restrict access to some sites and facilities.

Plenty of space

Plenty of space

Swims on!

Swims on!

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basecamp

Judith Bishop

Contact Details

Phone: (03) 249 7924

Phone (intl): +64 3 249 7924

Te Anau Address:
SH94, 62km north of Te Anau

Operating Season And Hours: This campsite cannot be booked, sites are on a first come basis.

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    Adult $8/day
    Child $4/day

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25 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 5.

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Ylva Teleman

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing views and plenty of space with a great access to a breathtakingly clear and beautiful river. Clean toilets, unfortunately lots of sandflies.

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Ina and Max

Germany

Ranking: 3/10

Location was very nice, but the price was $13 per person, too much if there is no kitchen, shower, toilet......

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Chris Beer

Ranking: 2/10

The only good thing about this campsite was the river and trees surrounding. We payed $13 each for nothing more than a filthy drop toilet which neither of us would use because it was so dirty. A total robbery staying at any of the DOC campsites from Te Anau to Milford Sound

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Lisa Page

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

A great campsite sheltered beside a creek. Drop toilet only but clean for this type of facility. Approx 1hour 15 minute drive to Milford Sound whilst your looking at the views.

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Fabio Flepp

Ranking: 8/10

If you come with a tent, get there early. Three nice covered places under the trees. There is a table and benches too. Wild flowers and river are beautiful. There is more space for camper vans. We went to the earliest Milford cruise from there.

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CMG

New Zealand

Ranking: 6/10

Large camping area beside Eglinton River (more like a pretty creek), and adjacent to the Lake Gunn walk. Many sites to choose from, some under tree cover. Accommodates large vehicles. Drop toilets (as with all DOC camps in this area). $13pp.

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