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 array of environmentally sustainable accommodation and retail services in Glenorchy, New Zealand.

The Headwaters encompasses a rebuilt general store - Mrs Woolly’s General Store - and a full range of accommodation options including individual cabins, multi-bed bunkhuts and powered RV/campervan spots at Camp Glenorchy - New Zealand’s first Net Zero energy visitor destination - and unpowered camping, glamping and campervan spots at Mrs Woolly’s Campground.

All profits from The Headwaters benefit the Glenorchy Community Trust, directed by local community members. The mission and vision of the community trust is to increase the vibrancy and resilience of the community of Glenorchy, a rural village nestled between the Humboldt and Richardson Mountains at the head of Lake Wakatipu.

What is The Headwaters?

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Mrs Woolly’s Campground is set on a scenic, grassy spot in Glenorchy, cradled on each side by stunningly beautiful mountains. Just a 40 minute lake-edged drive from Queenstown, Mrs Woolly's Campground is open in summer and autumn.


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 Eco Retreat

Camp Glenorchy Eco Retreat, the first ever guest accommodation designed according to the Living Building Challenge™ - the most rigorous sustainability standards in the world – opened in March 2018, and welcomes guests amidst the rural landscapes of Glenorchy


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 helped shape the design of the master plan, and Camp Glenorchy, to meet the needs of visitors and the community


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