The Lake Sylvan Campsite is alongside the Routeburn River
PHOTO: Karin Noreston | DOC

Introduction

This is a scenic campsite in the Queenstown/Wakatipu area. Camp beside the Routeburn River. Walk to Lake Sylvan via the bridge or day walk the start of the Routeburn Great Walk. Fish in the river (fly fishing only).

Campsite overview

Access

  • Car
  • Motorhome
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Rivers and lakes

Category

  • Category
Scenic

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Campfires permitted (except in fire bans)
  • Toilet - flush
  • Water from tap
  • Wheelchair accessible
36 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Fishing

Seasonal restrictions

Walk to Lake Sylvan via the bridge or day walk the start of the Routeburn Great Walk. Fish in the river (fly fishing only).

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

If you intend to tramp further advance bookings are required for Great Walk huts and campsites.

Getting there

From Glenorchy, follow the Glenorchy - Paradise Road. Turn left into Priory Road then right into Kinloch - Routeburn Road. 

Gravel road from Dart River bridge. 

Location

Grid reference: NZTM2000, E1228654-N5036233
Latitude: -44.73091697, Longitude: 168.3103533

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $13 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $6.50 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Passes

  • The campsite pass for rental campervans cannot be used at this campsite.

  • The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.

  • Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.

Contacts

Whakatipu-wai-Māori / Queenstown Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 442 7935
Address:   50 Stanley Street
Queenstown
9300
Email:   queenstownvc@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
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