Henry Creek Campsite

Henry Creek Campsite

Milford Rd


83 Rankers Reviews

35 Face-to-Face


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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


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South IslandFiordlandTe Anau


  • Basic Camping

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


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Michelle's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed 3 months ago

Niven's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed 3 months ago and experienced in February 2020

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Thad's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

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.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Julianne McKie


Ranking: 8/10

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.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Will M


Ranking: 10/10

Lovely site.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Julie's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

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.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in April 2019

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lucy Ashenden


Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Felix's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

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.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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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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