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Camping on the Te Anau-Milford Rd
Oct 5th, 2019 at 7:43pm
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Hi All
I'm planning a Southland family holiday in January starting with a tramp in the Hollyford Area. When we exit will head to Milford and take a cruise and then camp out somewhere before heading on to the luxury of a holiday home in Te Anau.

Looking at the DOC website there are a number of campsites along the road. Would any of you guys recommend one over the other?
I'm tending towards one of the smaller ones like Upper Eglinton or Deer Flat -less likey to be kept up all night by partying tourists I figure.
If you have a recommendation let me know -cheers.
  
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Re: Camping on the Te Anau-Milford Rd
Reply #1 - Oct 6th, 2019 at 4:57pm
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I managed to find a private spot at Lake Gunn campsite a few years back, just arrive during the daylight so you can scope it out and you should be right.
Make sure you check the weather forecast before you get that far up as when we were there we ran out of reception
  
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Re: Camping on the Te Anau-Milford Rd
Reply #2 - Oct 7th, 2019 at 9:35pm
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Deer Flat is a bit bigger and further back from the highway
  
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Reply #3 - Oct 8th, 2019 at 7:22am
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Cheers Guys,
I appreciate you taking the trouble to point me in the right direction
  
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Reply #4 - Oct 9th, 2019 at 5:06pm
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Shes a very busy place in summer you might want to look at just heading to gunns camp or down the Hollyford if you want to camp otherwise youll find yourself in a small village
  
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Reply #5 - Oct 9th, 2019 at 5:30pm
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yeah - I have wondered about Gunn's too, cos we exit the Hollyford  just down the road from them
  
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Reply #6 - Oct 10th, 2019 at 8:17am
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the area you are looking at has just had a 1080 drop. the whole of the hollyford from monkey creek down. some deer have come out onto the open to die. there was a few bodys just up from deer flat last week. you can't see them from the road but the ones i seen are not far off it. doc may have moved them by now but i would think they are still there.
  
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dan boon wrote on Oct 10th, 2019 at 8:17am:
the area you are looking at has just had a 1080 drop. the whole of the hollyford from monkey creek down. some deer have come out onto the open to die. there was a few bodys just up from deer flat last week. you can't see them from the road but the ones i seen are not far off it. doc may have moved them by now but i would think they are still there.


If they could all stumble out onto the road to die, that'd make a for a pretty startling eye-opener. And as the tourists drove over them they might wonder why. Or not. Probably not.
  
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Reply #8 - Oct 11th, 2019 at 8:00pm
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we have stayed at gunns camp it has showers etc generator power to charge camera phone Smiley
  
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Reply #9 - Oct 18th, 2019 at 6:38pm
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More tourists than bloody sand flys on the Milford road in January.Te Anau a good area for deer but not in January near the Milford road.
  

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Re: Camping on the Te Anau-Milford Rd
Reply #10 - Oct 19th, 2019 at 3:14pm
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cheers guys -but i'm not looking for a deer to knock over, just a place to camp with the family.
  
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