Lake Sylvan Campsite

Image: 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

  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Rivers and lakes

Category

  • Category
Scenic

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Toilets
  • Water from tap
  • Wheelchair accessible
36 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Fishing

Seasonal restrictions

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

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

Until 30 June 2019:

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

From 1 July 2019:

  • Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $7.50 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.

Know before you go

  • If you intend to tramp further advance bookings are required for Great Walk huts and campsites.
  • Sylvan campsite may flood in heavy rain.

Contacts

Whakatipu-wai-Māori / Queenstown Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 442 7935
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   queenstownvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   50 Stanley Street
Queenstown
9300
Postal Address:   PO Box 811
Queenstown 9348
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