Deer Flat Campsite

Milford Rd - Fiordland National Park

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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.

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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.

28 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 4.

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 😍

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Klex Becker

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice view at the surrounding mountains. The sunset and the changing colours are great. All spots are flat and the river is a wonderful but refreshing bath.
Drop toilet was OK but the sandflies are terrible if the wind has gone.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Jarod Haegel

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Pretty view of mountains and river very close, can't park alongside river though. Quite busy with lots of spots. Drop toilets were adequate. Few sandflies around.

Reviewed 9 months ago and experienced in November 2017

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Maggie Konstanski

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful views of the mountains and right on a river. Lots of spots. Two drop toilets but no water. Sandflies were rather pesky, but to be expected.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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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.

Reviewed 10 months ago and experienced in March 2017

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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......

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in December 2016

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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

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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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.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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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.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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28 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 4.

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 😍

Klex Becker's avatar

Klex Becker

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice view at the surrounding mountains. The sunset and the changing colours are great. All spots are flat and the river is a wonderful but refreshing bath.
Drop toilet was OK but the sandflies are terrible if the wind has gone.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Jarod Haegel's avatar

Jarod Haegel

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Pretty view of mountains and river very close, can't park alongside river though. Quite busy with lots of spots. Drop toilets were adequate. Few sandflies around.

Reviewed 9 months ago and experienced in November 2017

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Maggie Konstanski's avatar

Maggie Konstanski

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful views of the mountains and right on a river. Lots of spots. Two drop toilets but no water. Sandflies were rather pesky, but to be expected.

Reviewed 10 months ago

Avoid Camping Fines!

The only camping map where each location is approved by every regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

Ylva Teleman's avatar

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.

Reviewed 10 months ago and experienced in March 2017

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Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

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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......

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in December 2016

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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

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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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.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Fabio Flepp's avatar

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.

Reviewed over 1 year ago