Mackay Creek Campsite

Mackay Creek Campsite

Milford Rd

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17 Rankers Reviews

6 Face-to-Face

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Views up the valley
MacKay Creek
Grassy areas to tuck into

Information

Follow the long gravel road down to the campsite. Plenty of turning space. This place is a popular with fishermen. There are some grassy bits to put up a tent, it's not really that sheltered for large vehicles. This campsite has picnic tables, BBQ's and a view of the valley.

Be careful when leaving as it is a very dangerous pull out to the main road.

Location
53 km north of Te Anau

Details

Feature Value Info

Organisation

DOC Fiordland

Central government organisation

Location

South IslandFiordlandTe Anau

Categories

  • Basic Camping

Operating Season And Hours

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

Reviews

  • 17 Rankers Reviews

    Quick Quotes

    • Great spot to camp if you are into fly fishing.
    • A LOT of sandflies.
    • Basic campsite for campervaning.
    • Close to a river, one working toilet.
    • Lovely spot at the riverside.

    Rating Distribution

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    10/10 6
    35%
    9/10 3
    18%
    8/10 2
    12%
    7/10 5
    29%
    6/10 0
    0%
    5/10 1
    6%
    4/10 0
    0%
    3/10 0
    0%
    2/10 0
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    1/10 0
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  • Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2017

    10/10

    Fantastic views overlooking running creek, flowering fields and snow capped mountains (also ducks)!

    Clean drop toilet. A few midges after dusk but that's at all the sites to Milford. Reasonably quite at this one compared to others nearby. We had DOC pass so not sure about normal costs.

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    Jarod

    Australia

  • Reviewed over 5 years ago

    7/10

    Small camp set off the road with impressive views of the valley.

    Two picnic tables and one drop toilet (as with all DOC camps in this area). $13pp.

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    CMG

    New Zealand

  • Reviewed over 5 years ago

    5/10

    This campsite should cost 8-10 dollars like others that offer the same service.

    No running water, the "BBQ" is a very primitive form of something that can be called like that, toilet is ok, the view is nice but it's near the river so be careful of sand flies. Ranking low because overpriced, location is great though, with flowers and snow capped mountains visible even in summer!

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    Adrian Soldati

  • Reviewed about 6 years ago

    7/10

    Could be a stunning spot but as we went there on a rainy winter day we didn't see much of it.

    Next to a river (which apparently does NOT flood the campsite even if it rains heavily all night). Basic dump toilets.

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    Mikael Torres

  • Reviewed over 6 years ago

    8/10

    Not easy to access but a spot with a fantastic view.

    $6 per person is good value for the Fjordlands and the great mountain panorama view.

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    Stephan Friedrich

    Germany

  • Reviewed over 7 years ago

    8/10

    First part between road and river, low traffic after 7pm, flat gravel parking area, great view.

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    Wyklicky

  • Reviewed over 7 years ago

    9/10

    Come early and grab a solitary spot at the rear end.

    Beautiful. As always in the area, be prepared for sand flies.

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    Sebastian Sanne

    Germany

  • Reviewed almost 8 years ago

    10/10

    Can't get any better than this!

    Perfect spot next to the river with incredible mountain views. Go!

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    Daniel Jarrett

    United Kingdom

  • Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in January 2014

    9/10

    Nice but warning - sandflies!!

    DOC - $6 per person with a BBQ.

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    Emilie Chanbon

    France

  • Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2014

    10/10

    Campsite number 4 on the Te-Anau-Milford Sound Road, small but utterly impressive, with views of the valley and mountains.

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    Henrik Suefke

    United Kingdom

  • Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2014

    10/10

    Cheap campsite with a fantastic view.

    Road noises couldn't be heard.

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    G Ballard

    France

  • Reviewed over 8 years ago

    7/10

    A LOT of sandflies.

    Basic DOC, for basic DOC tariff.

    You are allowed to start your own fire, but we didn't stay outside too long due to the sandflies. Beautiful but very close to the road to Milford. If you can't find a spot on this campsite, plenty of others to choose from along the highway.

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    Helene & Peter

    Belgium

  • Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in April 2013

    10/10

    Great spot to camp if you are into fly fishing.

    We camped with the river at our back door. There are large trout in the river. Pit toilets are clean and well maintained. Not at all crowded when we were there.

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    ramy

    United States

  • Reviewed over 9 years ago

    10/10

    Close to a river, one working toilet.

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    Lea Roser

    Germany

  • Reviewed over 9 years ago

    7/10

    Basic campsite for campervaning.

    Fireplace available for wild camping. Basic toilet which amazingly had a queue at times. Funny to see in such a wild spot. Good fishing opportunities very close by if the fish play ball (which they didn't which is why they are so big). Lovely scenery

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    David

    United Kingdom

  • Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2012

    7/10

    Very nice situation near a beautiful river and with nice view of the mountains.

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    Aridne Giraud

    France

  • Reviewed over 11 years ago

    9/10

    Lovely spot at the riverside.

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    Jues Lueg

    Germany

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Cymen Crick

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