03 February 2012
Auckland Airport has opened New Zealand’s first on-airport campervan facility to provide the growing “self-drive” holiday market with a conveniently located place to rest up and relax before safely beginning their journeys around New Zealand.
Auckland Airport has responded to demand from travellers to provide a well-appointed site close to the airport that they can use before embarking on any long trip, and to stay their final night before returning their campervan.
“We opened the new facility to allow greater choice for campervan travellers, offering an easy, affordable and hassle-free service with all the amenities you would expect from a modern facility,” say Auckland Airport Commercial Manager, Transport, Martyn Brewer.
“Our guests can step off a plane and into their travelling home, but make use of the amenities, stock up at the supermarket or get some rest before embarking on their road trip – a recommendation strongly encouraged by all major campervan rental groups to avoid driver fatigue on unfamiliar roads.”
Auckland Airport's Campervan Park is situated a little under a kilometre from the Domestic and International Terminals and features 54 powered bays with fresh water set within landscaped gardens with easy access to toilets, showers, kitchen and laundry facilities as well as Wi-Fi.
While in the airport area, there are also a number of facilities to keep the family entertained, like paintball, a butterfly sanctuary, cafes, shopping, mini golf, supermarket, a high ropes course and a golf driving range.
The site is also fully secure and fenced with CCTV and regular security patrols. Travellers staying at the site are welcome to use the dumping station to empty waste and sewage tanks before returning their campervans to rental agencies.
Until the end of March, travellers can book online at www.aucklandairport.co.nz and stay for just $29 a night (regular price $39 per night).