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 accommodations and services under development in Glenorchy, New Zealand. When completed, The Headwaters will include campsites, cabins, garden cottages, a general store, a community classroom, a campfire shelter, a culinary kitchen and biodynamic garden to support food preparation in Mrs Woolly's Pantry. 

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 accommodations, Camp Glenorchy, is being built nearby.

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, 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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