Henry Creek Campsite

Henry Creek Campsite

Milford Rd


86 Rankers Reviews

35 Face-to-Face


Online Maps

FREE Header

Camping NZ NEW

Welcome to New Zealand's most comprehensive database of freely available camping information. This is the only travel map of its kind in NZ.



This campsite is the closest DOC campsite to Te Anau on the popular scenic drive to Milford Sound.

This is the closest campsite from Te Anau along the Milford Road. There are small private sites tucked in amongst regenerating beech forest. The camping spot is beside Lake Te Anau and is a great place for picnics and short walks. No fires permitted at any time.

Milford Rd, 25 km north of Te Anau. Grid reference: NZTM2000, E1192749-N4978212


Feature Value Info


DOC Fiordland

Central government organisation


South IslandFiordlandTe Anau


  • Basic Camping

Operating Season And Hours

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


  • 86 Rankers Reviews

    Quick Quotes

    • Gravel ground.
    • This place is AWESOME!
    • Good for one night stops, cheap.
    • Nice views and well maintained grounds.
    • Very busy even end of march.

    Rating Distribution

    Rating Count Percentage
    10/10 23
    9/10 14
    8/10 18
    7/10 16
    6/10 5
    5/10 5
    4/10 1
    3/10 1
    2/10 3
    1/10 0
  • Reviewed 7 months ago


    Beautiful spot but no way could you pitch a tent bigger than a 1 man here.

    All stones/ rocks/ tree roots. Gutted as perfect otherwise

    Jenny Pentelow's avatar

    Jenny Pentelow

  • Reviewed over 1 year ago


    Beautiful spot right on lake front.

    Definitely recommend

    Helen's avatar


  • Reviewed over 1 year ago


    Great spot.

    Secluded area on trees by lake. Clean toilets

    The Gillies's avatar

    The Gillies

  • Reviewed over 1 year ago


    Loved this place.

    Quiet and serene. We got in first and possibly had the best spot with a view of the lake.

    Michelle's avatar


  • Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in February 2020


    Really lovely spot, lots of space, it’s on a lake but the sandflies aren’t too bad.

    It is a drop toilet, quite a few flies but it’s not the worst

    Niven's avatar


  • Reviewed over 2 years ago


    Nice campsite, close to lake, in forest.

    $30 ($15 per adult) a little pricy for just drop toilets and campsite but its the cheapest one close to Te Anau (20min drive).

    Unpowered and powered campsites in Te Anau are around $50 (for two people) however they are very domestic and dont have the “camp in the wild feeling” that this one has.

    We stayed here and drove to Milford Sound the next day. If are doing the same as us and you have the time, drive to the campsites further up. Looks like it would be more beautiful staying up there.

    Thad's avatar


  • Reviewed almost 3 years ago


    Large site with lots of secluded areas to park or set up tent.

    Toilets, picnic tables, able to access waterfront. Nice area for walking, quiet.

    Julianne McKie's avatar

    Julianne McKie


  • Reviewed almost 3 years ago


    Lovely site.

    Will M's avatar

    Will M


  • Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in April 2019


    Just loved the place!

    Close enough to Te Anau (around 25 km) and very quiet and peaceful. You can camp by the lake and the sunset is magical.

    Julie's avatar


  • Reviewed over 3 years ago


    Fab spot 20 mins from te anau, phone reception if you stand on the top of a picnic table at the top of the park.

    Beautiful place to park and walk. Take your air freshener to the drop loos

    lucy Ashenden's avatar

    lucy Ashenden


  • Reviewed over 3 years ago


    The best thing is the view.

    The toilets are disgusting so we didn't use them. We found it quite expensive (13$ pp) just to park a self contained vehicle for a single night. But freedom camping self contained in this area isn't allowed, so we didn't have any other choice. Just to expensive. We have enjoyed much better facilities for free other places.

    Felix's avatar


  • Reviewed over 3 years ago


    Was a incredible experience stayed in this place, the lake is amazing an the view on the sunset.

    Armando Rodriguez Bringas's avatar

    Armando Rodriguez Bringas

  • Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2019


    lot of mosquitos, terrible smelling toilet and you have to pay 13$ pp.?

    We had holiday parks for the same price. but there is no other chance if you want to visit milford sound.

    JT's avatar


  • Reviewed over 3 years ago


    Great DOC site just a short drive out of Te Anau, location is right by the side of the lake which even in March sumons you to go for a dip although I must admit it was not for long, views of lake & mountains surrounding the lake are awesome, you have either open parking in a large car park or you can park amongst the trees in the wooded section as we did which was very nice & secluded & close to the lake, toilets are plentiful however not the best & the two local to us were full of dead flys literally hundreds, but they were serviced & besides the flys clean, I would recommend this as a great site to stay one or two nights it cost 26.00 dollars but I think it was worth it, few sand flys so ointment up with repellant Jasmine & Glen uk

    Glen Marshall UK's avatar

    Glen Marshall UK

  • Reviewed over 3 years ago


    Great little areas to park on the left - shades and close to a GORGEOUS lake.

    Non self contained vehicles are welcome. Very private and really beautiful. The mosquitoes and sandflies in the toilets made them practically unusable (hard to pee when mosquitoes are flying up out of the toilet). But we’d stay here again. The bigger toilet near the entrance wasn’t as bad and I’m sure when they clean them there are less bugs. Overall a nice stop for anyone on their way to/from Milford Sound.

    Megan Belanger 's avatar

    Megan Belanger

  • Reviewed over 3 years ago


    Nice location close to Te Anau and included in the DOC Campsite Pass.

    Sites in the forest close to the lake (on the left side) are nice but only few so you need to arrive quite early.

    Toilets were clean.

    Francois & Caroline 's avatar

    Francois & Caroline

    United Kingdom

  • Reviewed over 3 years ago


    Pretty down by the water, but the bathrooms were FILLED with mosquitos.

    A good stopover for the night as it’s close to the town, on the way to Milford, and included in the DOC conservation camping pass.

    Rebecca Rodeghiero's avatar

    Rebecca Rodeghiero

    United States

  • Reviewed almost 4 years ago


    Beautiful spot near lake and river mouth with private secluded little areas per camper.

    Beware if you turn left to head down that direction as there isn't a lot of room to turn around if the camper spaces have already been taken. Well sheltered with trees. Quiet and peaceful I would totally recommend

    Page Family 's avatar

    Page Family

  • Reviewed over 4 years ago


    Great location with amazing views from the lakeside only a few steps away.

    Jill Grimwood's avatar

    Jill Grimwood

  • Reviewed over 4 years ago


    Pretty down by the water.

    Every site is private. Picnic tables and fresh toilets. Well kept after and order. Recommended!

    Annina Jarvinen's avatar

    Annina Jarvinen

DOC Managed

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 😍

Cymen Crick's avatar

Cymen Crick

Rankers Owner