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The Queen Charlotte Track, Endeavour Inlet Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand





What an absolute treat to stumble upon this paradise on my last evening on the T.A. Swimming, napping in the hammock, plus a really fun evening eating mussels with great company.
No 1 campsite for me! keep doing what you do in this special hideaway.
Rosie   -   Tauranga

Beautiful place with beautiful views, we loved staying  here and experiencing the magic of Madsens Camp.
Lizard & Vincent   -   The Netherlands.

Wow, what a truly magical place to relax and enjoy nature. Absolutely loved it. I will make sure to recommend it.
Aiste   -   Lithuania

A lovely place, so many birds. Thank you Tony for your hospitality and your little paradise

What a surprise, such a lovely place, mussels for dinner. Thanks for your great hospitality.

Probably the best shower I’ve ever had after a tiring day plus a nice cool swim. Love your place, it’s so unique and peaceful. Thank you so much.

Lovely spot. A nice place to stay after a tiring day. What a lovely, peaceful, calm place. Enjoyed the hot shower very much. Such a great pleasure to stay in a place like this. Thank you.

Thank you Tony. A swim, a hot shower, mussels and a beautiful campsite- Heaven

Lovely place, super nice host. Gotta love the solar showers. It’s impossible to leave this place early.
Am puzzled as to why I’m not staying another night. Thanks Tony

Unfortunately I’m at the end of the trip now, but walking the Queen-Charlotte-Track was definitely a highlight for me! 
Your fantastic campsite was a great experience.
It’s so obvious that it is built and managed in a very personal & careful manner.
You hospitality, support & openness was remarkable!
A stay on your campsite is an absolute must for all those people who are intending to do the QCT in a couple of days!
And under no circumstances the open-air-solar-shower can’t be missed!
Thank you very much for having me & all the best for your lovely campsite!
Germany - Oliver

I stayed at your campground last year on 18th March and I just really wanted to say a huge thank you to Tony for looking after me so well. It was really a delightful place to stay after my long day’s walk. The lovely terraced areas, the clean toilet, warm shower and hammock to relax in really made my stay!
Elizabeth, UK

Hi there, just wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful campground!! We loved our night at Madsens, it was perfect! Thanks so much for keeping the shower aside for me too. I will be recommending your campground to everyone that does the track, the facilities are fantastic and such a stunning spot along the track. Thanks again.
Merseret Hassan, Nelson

We loved this place! After a long hot & sweaty day’s walk there is nothing better when you are expecting a regular DOC type campsite to find something very special like this. Tony Madsen put so much heart & soul, and thoughtful touches into this garden-like camp.
Nicky & Cookie, UK

What a wonderful experience we all had at Madsen’s Camp on the Queen Charlotte Track. You both were simply superb helping us with all our camping arrangements, but even more so with your hubby’s personal advice & local knowledge. It was just wonderful the way he brought all our packs from the jetty up to the house. Thanks again so very much to you both. It was so nice to find something affordable along the route and not so up market or expensive…just loved the solar shower & the hammock. My mum is 76 years old & this was her last real hike, it was on her bucket list, and proved to be a most wonderful adventure.
Theo Ensing, NZ


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