New Zealand Camping - near Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park
Cascade Creek Conservation Area
Off State Highway 95 (Te Anau-Manapouri Highway)
76km north of Te Anau
NZ Camping - Fiordland National Park, near Milford Sound
Cascade Creek is a large grass camping ground along side a creek (funnily enough) with stunning views of the Fiordland National Park peaks all around. If you are here in December the meadow will be full of lupins of all colours.
This campground is a perfect for large RVs, as there are plenty of big pull-ins in which to park.
We spent a lovely afternoon sat by the crystal clear creek in amongst the flowers (the photo at the top of this page is the view from my camp chair!)
There are 10 DOC campsites along State Highway 94, between Te Anau and Milford Sound, so you should have no trouble finding somewhere inexpensive and beautiful to camp near Milford Sound. Cascade Creek is one of the prettiest, so is Lake Gunn 2km further up the road.
New Zealand Camping - Cascade Creek is only 1 hour from this...Milford Sound
If you are camping in Fiordland National Park, the chances are you are on your way to Milford Sound. You wont be disappointed. It really is so beautiful. We had a lovely clear day for our boat trip. What made it even more special was being surrounded by a pod of over a 100 dusky dolphins, doing somersaults and just plain old showing off. A very special moment in my life. Hope you get to meet them too.
If you want to meet some keas, there is a naughty a rabble of these that hang out just before the tunnel on the road to Milford Sound. We spotted them as we were driving, attacking some road cones, so we stopped to take their picture. They instantly abandoned the road cones and made for our van. They love the rubber around the windows! They're an entertaining bunch that's for sure.
Amazing waterfalls of Milford Sound
Before you leave Cascade Creek and if you have the time, do the 45 minute nature walk through the red beech forest to Lake Gunn - it’s really lovely.
Word of warning...there are sandflies at all the DOC campsites in Fiordland National Park, so there is no escaping the evil creatures.
$6 per adult, $3 per child per child (5-17 years old), under 5’s are free
20 campsites (as described by DOC, but it is a large grass area with no real designated campsites and so can accommodate more sites than that)
First come first served
New Zealand Camping - Fiordland Milford Sound (Cascade Creek Conservation Area Campground)
Note: No drinking water.
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