Tent site at Lake Mackenzie Campsite

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Introduction

This is a walk-in, Great Walk campsite on the Routeburn Track, Fiordland National Park. Bookings required in the Great Walks season.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Foot

Landscape

  • Rivers and lakes

Category

  • Category
Great Walk

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Toilets
  • Water from tap
9 non-powered/tent sites

Seasonal restrictions

In the Great Walks season (29 October 2019 – 30 April 2020):

  • Bookings are required

Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2019 - 28 October 2019):

  • Bookings are not required - first come, first served

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

This is one of two DOC campsites and four DOC huts on the Routeburn Track.

This campsite has a nice view of the Route Burn valley.

Getting there

This campsite is on the Routeburn Track in Fiordland National Park. It is about 4 – 6 hours walk from the Divide, Milford Road (reached from Te Anau). 

Fees

In the Great Walks season (29 October 2019 – 30 April 2020):

New Zealand citizens and those ordinarily resident in New Zealand*:

  • Adult (18+ years): $20 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free but booking still required

International visitors:

  • Adult (18+ years): $40 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): $40 per person, per night

Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2019 - 28 October 2019):

Walking the track outside the Great Walk season should only be attempted by fit, experienced and well equipped trampers.

For all visitors: 

  • Adult (18+ years): $5 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free

* New Zealand rates:

  • "Ordinarily resident in New Zealand" means those:
    • who hold a residence class, student or work visa; and
    • who have lived in New Zealand for six of the previous 12 months; and
    • for whom New Zealand is their primary place of established residence.
  • Proof of eligibility will be required for the New Zealand rate - see acceptable eligibility proof.

Bookings

Bookings are required all year.

Book Lake Mackenzie Campsite online or contact:

Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 249 7924
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   fiordlandvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Fiordland National Park
Visitor Centre
Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
Postal Address:   PO Box 29
Te Anau 9640

Know before you go

The use of hut facilities by campers is not permitted. You must carry your own tent, sleeping bag, cooking gear etc.

A resident DOC ranger is stationed at the nearby hut (during the Great Walks season) and will check your tickets, pass on information about the environment and weather, or help you out should an emergency arise.

Contacts

Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 249 7924
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   fiordlandvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Fiordland National Park
Visitor Centre
Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
Postal Address:   PO Box 29
Te Anau 9640
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