Mavora Lakes Campsite
Located in Mavora Lakes Conservation Park in the Southland region
IntroductionMavora Lakes Campsite has two main (standard) camping areas: one alongside South Mavora Lake, and the other between South Mavora Lake and North Mavora Lake.
Look out for robins and falcons. Walk, tramp, mountain bike or go trout fishing.
- Mountain bike
- Rivers and lakes
- Boat launching
- Fire pit/place for campfires (except in fire bans)
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
- Mountain biking
No tap water in winter.
Fires permitted in designated fire places and only if there is no fire ban. Check rules and fire bans before you light.
North Mavora Lake was a location for Nen Hithoel in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Find out about this and other Lord of the Rings filming locations.
The toilets are wheelchair accessible.
Payment with a DOC Campsite Pass is preferred. Otherwise, pay your fees with cash at the self-registration stand at the campsite or to the camp warden if present. Put the correct fee in the envelope provided and place the receipt section of the envelope on your vehicle or tent.
- Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
- Child (5–17 years): $5 per night
- Infant (0–4 years): free
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
Bookings are open for stays up to 30 June 2023.
Bookings for the 2023/24 season have been delayed. The new opening date will be confirmed 31 May 2023.
All bookings operate on a first-come first-served basis. We do not operate waiting lists for bookings for future seasons, or currently booked-out facilities.
Bookings are required all year. Book well in advance for the peak period from 1 December - 28 February and for public holiday weekends.
A $10 service fee applies to phone and in-person booking. This is a limited service – book online first. An in-person booking is dependent on there being space available.
Mavora Lakes are accessible on gravel roads off SH94, a 1 hour 30 minute drive from Te Anau. There are two turn-off points from SH94 between Mossburn and Te Anau, at Centre Hill or Burwood Station, then follow gravel roads for 39 km.
Grid reference: NZTM2000, E1221497-N4975941
Latitude: -45.2680102, Longitude: 168.1749978.
- Campfires permitted. Be aware of fire bans and higher fire risk during summer months. Contact the local DOC office or council for details. Follow the on-site signs.
- Fires should be lit only in the barbecues and fire drums provided. Use dead wood only. Chainsaws are not permitted. The use of portable stoves is encouraged.
- Motorised craft are allowed on the North Mavora Lake only.
- Jet skis are not allowed.
- There are no rubbish bins so all rubbish must be carried out when you leave.
- Tents and caravans must be removed from the park if unoccupied for more than five days. Caravans may be stored in the area set aside during December/January.
|Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre|
|Phone:||+64 3 249 7924|
|Fax:||+64 4 471 1117|
Fiordland National Park
Te Anau 9600
PO Box 29
Te Anau 9640
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