Mackay Creek Campsite

Mackay Creek Campsite

Milford Rd


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Ranking: 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.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in November 2017

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New Zealand

Ranking: 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.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Adrian Soldati

Ranking: 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!

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Mikael Torres

Ranking: 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.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Stephan Friedrich


Ranking: 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.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Sebastian Sanne


Ranking: 9/10

Come early and grab a solitary spot at the rear end. Beautiful. As always in the area, be prepared for sand flies.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Daniel Jarrett

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Can't get any better than this! Perfect spot next to the river with incredible mountain views. Go!

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Emilie Chanbon


Ranking: 9/10

Nice but warning - sandflies!! DOC - $6 per person with a BBQ.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Henrik Suefke

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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G Ballard


Ranking: 10/10

Cheap campsite with a fantastic view. Road noises couldn't be heard.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Helene & Peter


Ranking: 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.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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United States

Ranking: 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.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in April 2013

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Lea Roser


Ranking: 10/10

Close to a river, one working toilet.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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United Kingdom

Ranking: 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

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Aridne Giraud


Ranking: 7/10

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

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Jues Lueg


Ranking: 9/10

Lovely spot at the riverside.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago