Mavora Lakes Campsite

Mavora Lakes Campsite

Mavora Lakes Conservation Park

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15 Rankers Reviews

6 Face-to-Face

11 Basic Camping

1 Te Anau

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The serenity....
Not much more needs to be said!
Mavora Lakes Camping Ground
looking across the lake to the campsite
breath taking

Information

A beautiful place to stay with views of mountains and the lake. There is some great biking in the area as well as heaps of walks and fishing.

This is a popular camping spot with BBQ's, picnic areas and designated fire spots. There is a boat ramp here, please note though that motor boats are only allowed on the North Mavora Lake. The access to this camp site is over 30kms of gravel road.

You can find more details of activities at Mavora Lakes Park on the DOC website.

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Location

South IslandFiordlandTe Anau

Categories

  • Basic Camping

Operating Season And Hours

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

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Accommodation

  • Unpowered Campsite

    Number of tent sites - 60.

    Adult $8/day
    Child $4/day

Reviews

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David Mckay

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic area with multiple areas to camp. If in a 4wd access to extra areas including huts also available

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Robin Norris

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

The best place I stayed in, in our adventure in NZ. We had a campervan and went out of our way a little bit (30 mins) to get to this campsite. I’m a LOTR fan myself and actually felt the most ‘LOTR vibe’ being here - even more than Rohan or Gondor ‘areas’! You could actually believe yourself in hearing Sam say ‘MR FRODO! ... & I’m coming with you!’.

We have a particularly special experience with this campsite as it started snowing overnight and we woke up to a winter wonderland in the morning. A truely magical experience (in November!). Campervan was fine driving back on snow-y roads as well.

10/10 recommend. I don’t know about toilets etc because we were self contained - but I think I saw one :)

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Nicole Chiu

Ranking: 9/10

Stunning views. Lots of camp sites, fire places, toilets and untreated tap water. Strongly recommend! But lots of sandflies.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Brian Mycroft

Ranking: 9/10

Iconic campsite! Amazing views being nestled in alpine lake valley. Huge area to camp, numerous firespots, good toilet availability. Excellent walks, recommend one from north to south lake across suspension bridges. We went on busy New years weekend and still found serenity. Be aware vehicle track at very end of campsite leading up mountain can get busy and noisey with 4wds and motor bikes. Sandflies seemed to
More of an issue in amongst trees. Highly recommend!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Werner S

Ranking: 10/10

Very lovely camping spots in the forest near the lake with lots of space in between them. Some fire places and tables provided - a picture book camping experience!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Sam Brydon

New Zealand

Ranking: 6/10

This is a very beautiful spot. The lakes are lovely and DOC have provided great campsites with picnic tables and fire boxes. However, it appears to be frequented by people (mostly Kiwis) who are not really there to appreciate the peace, beauty and wildlife, but instead have arrived with trail bikes, power boats and crates of beer. Instead of using the long drop toilets, many of them prefer to shit in the woods. Yuck. Not worth the 35km gravel road.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Sidney Stokkers

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Very remote but beautiful place. Quite a drive, so only worth of it if you stay for a few days and you want to explore the area

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2014

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arnaud paquet

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Quite a long gravel road to reach it (37km) but worth it! Great sceneries with the lakes, mountains and the filming locations of Lotr. Just 6$ each but toilets could be better.

Reviewed over 5 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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Nick Morrison

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