Lake Sylvan Campsite


4.5 from 12 users.


This is a scenic campsite in the Queenstown/Wakatipu area. Camp beside the Routeburn River. Walk to Lake Sylvan via the bridge or day walk the start of the Routeburn Great Walk. Fish in the river (fly fishing only). Bookings not required - first come, first served. There are 36 non-powered/tent sites. Facilities include non-flush toilets and water (not treated - boil before use). Fires are not permitted at any time. It is accessible to motorbikes, RVs, camper trailers and caravans. Camping in tents is allowed. Sylvan campsite may flood in heavy rain. Dogs are not permitted.

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Lat: -44.725638 Lng: 168.3138

User Reviews


Abenteuer Vanlife

The campsite is nice and the surroundings are beautiful. However, the sandflies are really horrible and we couldn't really enjoy our stay. We have never seen so many sandflies before, it's just crazy.



Peaceful spot next to the forest and river. Clean dump toilets and non potable water. We did the small track to Lake Sylvan that starts after the Suspension Bridge. We were lucky to get a clear sky for stargazing.*_*



Nice views, separate sites, no water available when we were here. Drop toilets and some cell phone services. But enough sandflies that you need to cover up and wear repellent.


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