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Glenorchy Airstream Magic

Airstream at Glenorchy New Zealand

We have had the most memorable journey in our Airstream for the past 12 days. Departing from Christchurch, we traveled via the picturesque lake Tekapo route, and took our time stopping by at both freedom camping and paid camp sites along the way.

Airstream in lake Tekapo

Day 1 & 2 – Spent 2 nights here at lake Tekapo. It was -4 degrees on the first night, with morning frost, we were lucky to have the gas furnace running to help keep us warm in the Airstream. Despite from some heavy condensation on the windows, we slept right through the night.

Airstream Club lake Tekapo New Zealand
Picnic with a grand view at lake Tekapo

Day 3 – Lake Wardell freedom camping site.

Day 4 & 5 – Wanaka at paid holiday park. We took our 7 year old to the Puzzling World and spent an enjoyable day there.

Airstream at Puzzling World

Day 6 – Cromwell NZMCA member’s site. Quiet and pleasant site.


We checked out the little old town of Cromwell the following day. What a gorgeous romantic rustic town with a grand view!

Airstream at Cromwell New Zealand 089A4082 Airstream by lake Dunstan at the old Cromwell towhship

Day 7 & 8 – Glenorchy, magic everywhere you see. The final destination is set at Glenorchy, a small town with a population of 465 people, and it took us 7 days to get there!

Airstream Club at Glenorchy New Zealand

We set camp by lake Wakatipu, with amazing stars that night that allowed me to capture these stunning shots!

Glenorchy stars over Airstream Airstream electric by lake Wakatipu serenity Airstream Club at Glenorchy

Bad weather sets in on our second night – Gale force wind and heavy rain rage towards us as we spend the night in our trusted Airstream.  I had to make sure the vents are closed. No wind could blow the Airstream away, apart from some rocking inside the Airstream, we have had the most memorable and unique experience camping here!

Airstream Club at Glenorchy

Day 9 – We are on our return journey home, spent the night at Arrowtown Holiday Park.

Day 10 – Lake Benmore Holiday Park, Central Otago.

Day 11 – Waimate NZMCA site, what an immaculate site! Proud to be a NZMCA member!

Airstream Club at Waimate

Bizarre circular rainbow above the Airstream at Waimate

Airstream chembow sunbow

Day 12 – Returned back to Christchurch, filled with inspiration.

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