Milford Sound Lodge and Campground

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To truly experience Milford Sound, you need to stay here.....

Experience the beauty without the crowds

Milford Sound accommodation offering travelers of all types, the opportunity to experience the tranquility of Milford Sound after the crowds leave.

It is simply not possible to fully experience this World Heritage destination in a day trip…

Let us combine accommodation to suit every need from luxury chalets to motorhome sites with your chosen Milford Sound activities to create an unforgettable memory of our beautiful home.

In summer thousands of tourists visit Milford sound via car, coach, helicopter and plane every day. They can only see a fraction of what Milford has to offer…



115 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 15.

Michael's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

Spots for vans are close together, separated by some vegetation.
No dumping station on site.
Facilities are clean.
Since you cant do a lot, aside the boat tour and a little walk to a lookout, ONE night is definitely enough.

Reviewed 2 days ago

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Macker's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great site. Loses one point for charging for WiFi. Come on New Zealand, this is 2018 not 1998, WiFi should be a basic utility like water! Food was great in the evening for dinner. Book in advance as site and diner get busy! Great site. Pitches are close but divided and so private.

Reviewed 16 days ago

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Ellen's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Lovely spaces in the trees, it gets quite busy but you get some privacy from the trees. Really nice facilities.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Grizzly Girl

Ranking: 8/10

Their van sites were quite expensive for a single person in an unpowered van. To that end I stayed in the dorm (and was reminded why I hate dorms with all the cafe noise and late comers). The dorm uses the same facilities as the campervans though. With nearly all 50 campervan spots and the dorms about full there was not enough kitchen space for everyone. Overall clean bathrooms considering. There is also a laundry room though it is very expensive. They are pretty much the only game in town so you are stuck with them but I would not stay more than a night. Quite a crush.

Reviewed 2 months ago

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Bex & Jake

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful campsite. We were off season so we're able to turn up without booking in advance. But it's the only place out there so bit of a risk and it's expensive.
Facilities were ok. Not enough toilets and showers. Kitchen and lounge area were great. Staff helpful at booking you onto tours. Staff also advised us not to book for two nights - as most people do their tour and go - which was good advice.
No supermarket nearby so worth stocking up before you arrive.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Juliane's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Very good facilities! Green sites. Quite busy even in April.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Matt's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Pretty nice campground. The powered sites are beautifully set in a rainforest loop with plenty of space between them. Is pricey but makes sense for the area. We enjoyed staying one night instead of rushing the Milford drive and cruise in one day. Facilities aren’t big enough for how many people are there. No real WiFi (costs a ton due to remoteness, not really their fault).

Reviewed 8 months ago

Raymor's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Milford sound lodge was amazing. We got out there late evening not realising we will run out of phone reception. When we got there we were out of luck. (So i suggest you plan it and book in early before lunchtime because it is always packed and a fair hike from Te Anau) No accommodation whatsoever. However we needed wifi so we purchased from the lodge to look for our next accommodation. But we still wanted to go to Milford sound cruise the next day. So our plan was to go to cascade creek which is the last resort before the homer tunnel. When we were about to leave they allowed us to use the emergency space because they were closing. Worked out well for my wife and i. im really greatful that the lodge gave us the lucky charm of staying the night before our cruise the next morning. 10/10 for sure. The Kea birds of our great country are amazing and very friendly. Will definitely be back and we plan to scuba dive.

Reviewed 8 months ago