Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
In the Great Walks season (1 November 2021 – 30 April 2022):
Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2021 – 1 November 2021):
This is one of two DOC campsites and three DOC huts on the Routeburn Track. This campsite has a nice view of the Route Burn valley.
Routeburn Track huts:
Campsites on Routeburn Track:
Walking the track outside the Great Walk season should only be attempted by fit, experienced and well equipped trampers.
New Zealand citizens and those ordinarily resident in New Zealand*:
For all visitors:
Proof of eligibility is required for the New Zealand rate.
The DOC Campsite Pass cannot be used at this campsite.
Bookings are required in the Great Walks season.
Book Routeburn Flats Campsite online or contact:
This campsite is in the Route Burn valley, on the Routeburn Track in Mt Aspiring National Park. It is about 1.5 – 2 hours walk from the Routeburn Shelter (road end).
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 (in 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.
Auckland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.