Lake Mackenzie campsite | Routeburn Track, Fiordland National Park

If it’s a choice between the confines of 50 person hut accommodation, or, your own spot removed from the crowds, many would opt for seclusion at Lake Mackenzie campsite.

Lake Mackenzie campsite is a great location, pity the artificially grassed sites weren’t more suited to the activity of camping, ie, not exactly level and somewhat lumpy. Don’t camp by the lake, it can get significantly underwater in a hurry, and, in any case, the hut warden will stroll up and insist you move.

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category . . . Great Walk campsite

camping fee – summer season . . . 1 November 2022 – 30 April 2023
Hut warden visits during summer season

New Zealand resident, need driver’s license: $21 per adult, free if under 18.

Non-New Zealand resident: $32 per adult, $16 under 18.

camping fee – winter season . . . until 31 October 2022, $5 per adult, free if under 18, ie, 1 hut ticket, or backcountry hut pass.

booking . . . required for summer season, 1 November 2022 – 30 April 2023, either online or at a DOC office. Not required for winter season.

campsites . . . 9 sites, maximum 20 campers

facilities . . . stainless steel benchtop, sink, picnic tables, fireplace

water . . . tap at rainwater tank at kitchen shelter

toilet . . . long drop

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