Shallow Bay campsite | Kepler Track, Fiordland National Park

How about a campsite right on the shores of Lake Manapouri, in amongst some big red beech forest, complete with a priceless view? Think Shallow Bay campsite.

Shallow Bay campsite is over 500m from the Kepler Track so you can camp anywhere around near the longdrop. In any case it’s actually an official national park campsite, the sort that is used by school parties. The cost? A big surprise: it’s free.

You can, of course, also park yourself adjacent to the Shallow Bay hut and use the toilet there.

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category . . . campsite

hut fee . . . free to camp

elevation . . . 180m

water . . . from the lake, 20m walk

other amenities . . . none, other than the odd fallen tree to use as a table, or backrest

toilet . . . long drop 100m away around lake

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