A warm, welcoming destination in harmony with one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Our mission is to create a destination experience that “educates, inspires, and delights our visitors.

The Headwaters is the umbrella name for an environmentally sustainable set of accommodations and services that are currently under development in Glenorchy, New Zealand. When complete it will include a range of campsites, cabins, cottages, a general store, a community classroom and gathering spaces, a working culinary and native planting garden, and more. 

Open now are Mrs Woolly’s General Store and Mrs Woolly’s Campground, a temporary campground with unpowered sites for tents and campervans, open while New Zealand’s first Net Zero energy campground, Camp Glenorchy, is being built nearby.

All profits from operations of the businesses that make up The Headwaters will benefit the Glenorchy Community Trust, directed by the local community, to increase the vibrancy and resilience of the beautiful community of Glenorchy, a stunning rural village nestled at the foot of towering mountains near the shores of turquoise Lake Wakatipu.


What is The Headwaters?

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Mrs. Woolly’s Campground, open now, will be replaced in 2017 by NZ’s first NetZero energy campground, Camp Glenorchy, with campsites, bunk cabins and multi-bedroom cabins. The second phase of build-out of The Headwaters will include private cottages and additional cabins.


General Store

Mrs. Woolly’s General Store offers a well-chosen selection of gifts and practical items for home, lifestyle and garden, fresh healthy takeaway food, the world famous Full Monty gelato sundae, outdoor gear and supplies, and so much more.


Camp Glenorchy

Currently under construction, the new campground project is being built to meet the world’s highest standards for environmental sustainability: NetZero energy certification through the Living Building Challenge guidelines..


More About The Project

The Headwaters is a multi-phase project being built in Glenorchy, NZ. Ideas and input from over 400 locals, tourism operators and visitors are shaping the design of the master plan to meet the needs of both visitors and the community.


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