Subantarctic islands - no campsites

There are no conservation campsites on the ecologically fragile subantarctic islands. You need a permit to visit the islands and you must be accompanied by a government representative.

Isolated, windswept, beautiful and delicate, New Zealand’s subantarctic islands are unique and irreplaceable.

Described by the United Nations Environment Program as “the most diverse and extensive of all subantarctic archipelagos”, the islands all have World Heritage status.

Visiting the islands and the minimum impact code


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Map of Southland campsites

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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies


Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 249 7924
Address:   Fiordland National Park
Visitor Centre
Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
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