Our campground is in the heart of Eglinton Valley – on the road from Te Anau to Milford. Once a deep glacier, today the steep rock sides contrasted by the flat tussock landscape make this area truly spectacular.
The area where Eglinton Valley Camp sits has been a significant part of creating, enabling and supporting access to and from Milford Sounds over a long period.
Originally a sawmilling site, the trees milled were used to as part of the work to form bridges along the Milford Road. In the 1980’s the camp transitioned to a Ministry of Works Campsite, hosting those building the Milford Road and the Homer Tunnel at the time.
The land around our camp is Fiordland National Park and managed by The Department of Conversation. After the completion of works on the Milford Road, a concession was granted to Eglinton Experiences Ltd, and the original campground and accommodation – known as Knobs Flat Campground – began.
In 2017, that concession was purchased by Milford Sound Tourism, as part of a broader master place to assist in improving visitor arrival times into Milford Sound.