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.
category . . . Great Walk campsite
camping fee – summer season . . . 1 November 2023 – 30 April 2024
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 2023, $10 per adult, free if under 18, ie, 1 hut ticket, or backcountry hut pass.
booking . . . required for summer season, 1 November 2023 – 30 April 2024, 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
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