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Campervan Parking while hiking Routeburn

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Campervan Parking while hiking Routeburn


So excited for our NZ trip in February. Planning a month-long trip has me researching and planning full-time! Cannot wait.

I'm needing some advice on where would be the best place to park our campervan for a few days while we hike the Routeburn trail Feb 22-24. I've booked the campsites already, we're starting from the Routeburn Shelter, and will take the transport bus (probably Kiwi Discovery) from Te Anau back to the start.

I've thought about contacting our Air bnb hosts to see if they would let us park the campervan at their place (we're staying at an actual home in Glenorchy the night before we hit the trail...a final night of luxury before all the camping haha!) but I wasn't sure if this was appropriate. I didn't want to impose on our hosts.

Thank you in advance, cheers. :)

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1. Re: Campervan Parking while hiking Routeburn

You can leave a campervan anywhere is Glenorchy township. It's safe and a common practice. Glenorchy Journeys runs a bus daily from Glenorchy to the Routeburn Shelter and from Queenstown to Glenorchy.

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2. Re: Campervan Parking while hiking Routeburn

yes, feel free to ask your hosts - they will be happy to help and advise :)

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