Deer Flat Campsite

Deer Flat Campsite

Milford Rd - Fiordland National Park



31 Rankers Reviews

12 Face-to-Face

254 Basic Camping

38 Te Anau



Plenty of space
Swims on!


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.


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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Jenny and Barry

Ranking: 7/10

Nice place for a stopover to Milford Sound. Plenty of space and lovely view of the mountains

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Pat Burns


Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful views! Great stop on way to Milford Sound. Only 1 hour drive away. Lots of space. Lovely river surrounded by mountain views. We camped in the trees for shade but river flats had best views. Drop toilets only okay

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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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 over 2 years ago

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Jarod Haegel


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 almost 3 years 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 almost 3 years ago

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Ylva Teleman


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 almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Ina and Max


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 3 years 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 3 years ago

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