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Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in Gunns Camp so could visit Milford Sound, Lake Marian and Key Summit trail. Excellent but quirky accommodation for such a remote location and interesting museum. Lovely location next to river.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This would be my 5th visit here and I still like it! The cabins, though basic, are clean and reasonably priced. There are lots of sandflies outside but what do you expect? This is Fiordland! Make sure you visit the museum there too. The story of Davey Gunn travelling non-stop for more than 24h though the mountains to get help...

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I stayed there for the second time and once again our stay was great. We love this place and the facilities it offers considering that we are in the middle of nowhere. The owners are really nice and helpful. We had some trouble with our car there and the owner helped us solve it even though it was 6am. Will...

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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Loved staying here for two nights. Charming campsite with limited power (only from 6-10pm) and showers heated by woodfire. Very romantic. Also cute cabins with woodstoves, but we were in a campervan. Sandflies are endemic. Lake Marian Track near campsite is breathtaking.

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Thank Sietse K
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

If you don't like sand flies, don't go here. They are crazy. Our cabin was fine, clean and tidy, but there was a gap around the door so all the sand flies just flew in. We only stayed 1 night and that was enough. A small tour called in for a tea stop and were nice enough to walk around...

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Thank Mal2009
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Amazing! What a beautiful isolated off the beaten track location. Simplicity at its best. You wont find many places with rustic cabins, coal range fires (used for cooking), snow capped mountains and river running thru. facilities are basic are perfect. Id say this is 5 star campsite. absolutely love it and will be back next time :)

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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived to be told we had to pay an extra $7.50 for linen (not specified in the confirmation) on top of the $30 for the dorm so $37.50 in total, the most expensive "hostel" we've paid for travelling the whole of NZ. We were then told there were no pots, pans, plates or cutlery, electricity and kitchen was switched...

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Dorchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped for the night in our van before heading to Milford sound. Great facilities (hot showers, toilets, kitchen and lounge with board games, sofas and a fire.) lovely setting next to the river with a quirky little museum. Aside from nelson lakes this was the worst place we've stayed in NZ for sandlfies, they swarmed us. Stray bus tours...

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Thank Tom E
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The title says it all. Basic, quiet, beautiful, historic. Old school travelling at its finest. And we found it by accident. Historic wood huts. Wood burning stoves, a small museum, great kitchen (bring your own supplies, its a long way from anywhere} PS watch out for the sandflies.

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The Catlins, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This is a proper kiwi style accom in the heart of Fiordland. Forget the flash hotels at Milford and the DoC camps, THIS is the bomb! Perfect for winter, no people, hot showers, a nice big log fire in the lounge and good hosts.

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Address: Hollyford Valley, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9640, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Also Known As:
Gunn's Motor Camp Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
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“You can camp in ur van for 15 each per night. Or splash out and rent one of the classic huts.”
Slightly_Wst_of_Sane, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Some of the rooms are in very historic cabins with fire places etc.. and some are in newly built buildings. The room you want depends on the experience you are after. The old cabin we were in was lovely and historic, however the gaps in door (expected in old cabin) let sandflies into the room which got annoying. You are unlikely to ever have a fire to yourself in any other accommodation though, so I recommend the rustic option :)”
amywhittington, 22 Feb 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in "Storm", freshly painted, good fire, I guess sandfly screens on the windows would have been helpful.”
Kiwi3_12, 20 Oct 2014 | Read review
“The standard huts sleep 6, with a bedroom at each end containing a bunk bed and a single. In the middle is a kitchen with table, chairs, sink and logburner.”
M-Dog89, 17 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Can highly recommend 'Homer' - lovely fireplace and one of the few we saw with a small sofa.”
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cookington, 12 Feb 2013 | Read review
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