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The Best Family Friendly Campsites in Fiordland National Park

New Zealand brings in tourists all year round and that means booking a hotel room for the family can get expensive. Camping is a cost effective and flexible alternative that gives you the opportunity to truly experience the beauty of New Zealand’s great outdoors.

Fiordland National Park is a World Heritage site that’s home to world famous hiking tracks, deep fiords, sparkling lakes, rainforests and wild rivers. It’s also host to some great family friendly camping spots, making this the perfect destination for a family camping holiday in New Zealand.

Whether you’re hiring a campervan in New Zealand or just plan on pitching up a tent, here’s a rundown of the best family friendly campsites in the area.

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Te Annu Holiday Park

This family run holiday park is situated on the south shore of Lake Ta Anau and gives you the opportunity to relax while enjoying unforgettable views across the stunning Lake Te Anau and into the Fiordland mountain range.

It’s situated an easy 2 hour driving distance away from Milford or Doubtful Sounds, Queenstown and Invercargill and a ten minutes walk from the Te Anau town centre.

Facilities include: children’s play area, BBQs, picnic tables, Sky TV lounge, IAC & wireless internet, laundries, sauna/spa bath, communal bathrooms & kitchens.

Visit the website here.

Te Anau Kiwi Holiday Park

This family friendly holiday park is ideally located a one minute walk away from the local town, where you can find shops, cafes and restaurants. At the campsite you’ll find an Adventure playground for the kids, a BBQ area, wireless internet and large warm communal areas including lounge with log fire. There’s also an onsite free trip booking service to help you get organised with your activities and tours.

Visit the website for more info here.

Possum Lodge Holiday Park

This holiday park is perfectly positioned if you plan on visiting all the major attractions in the Fiordland National Park. This kiwi holiday park is a traditional camping ground located on the Edge of Lake Manapouri. It’s also in walking distance of the Doubtful Sound departures jetty. The camp kitchen, lounge, showers, laundry and toilets facilities are available to all guests.

Visit the website for more information.

DOC campsite – Cascade Creek Fiordland

This camping ground, managed by the Department of Conservation, is located in the middle of the Fiordland National Park. It has basic facilities basic facilities such as toilets, barbecue and picnic tables, making this an ideal spot to park up your hired campervan or caravan.

Relax against the backdrop of the mountains and fiords or take advantage of this camp’s location and enjoy family activities such as fishing or walking.

More information can be found here.

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Queenstown Lake View Holiday Park

Located at the entrance of the Fiordland region, the Queenstown Lake View Holiday Park is a great place to park up the car or campervan and chill out after an activity filled day with the kids. This campground has more an 100 sites with or without electricity.

It also has all the facilities you need to keep the family happy such as a wide and spacious modern camp kitchen, showers and toilets, barbecue grills, laundry facilities, a TV room and a playground for children, internet access and a dump station.

Visit the website for more info here.

If you’re looking to hire a campervan in New Zealand for your upcoming trip then get in touch with the team or request a quote today.

Looking for more tips when travelling with your family through New Zealand? Check out our Family Campervan Tips section

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