Henry Creek Campsite

Henry Creek Campsite

Milford Rd


85 Rankers Reviews

35 Face-to-Face

12 Te Anau


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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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Helen's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful spot right on lake front. Definitely recommend

Reviewed 7 months ago

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The Gillies

Ranking: 9/10

Great spot. Secluded area on trees by lake. Clean toilets

Reviewed 9 months ago

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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 12 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 about 1 year ago and experienced in February 2020

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 about 2 years 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 about 2 years ago

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Will M


Ranking: 10/10

Lovely site.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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 over 2 years ago and experienced in April 2019

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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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