Camp Glenorchy is New Zealand’s first Net Zero Energy Retreat & Cabins.
It’s part of The Headwaters, an inspiring revitalisation of classic camping, cabins, group gathering and retail services in the Glenorchy community. At the end of a beautiful 40-minute drive up the scenic shores of Lake Wakatipu you’ll find Camp Glenorchy nestled near the base of the towering Richardson and Humboldt mountains.
Here natural beauty surrounds you, both in the unforgettable landscape and in the warmth of the people of Glenorchy. Whether you’re seeking time in the outdoors, memorable adventures, or some quiet time away, Camp Glenorchy is designed to inspire our visitors and guests.
Rooms in our cabins are designed to welcome individuals, couples, families and groups in a variety of configurations. Each cabin has two large bedrooms, as well as a separate room with two bunk beds. Guests can book one, two or all three rooms for anywhere from one to seven people, and with an extra rollaway bed, each cabin can hold up to a maximum of eight.more>
Our solar garden is converting sunlight into electricity! Our solar panels work in tandem with power from the grid to power our site and some.more>
Just looking for someplace simple, warm and affordable to lay your head before or after your tramp? Travelling with buddies and looking for a great experience while splitting the cost of a bunk room? Look no further. Camp Glenorchy offers four cosy bunk rooms, each sleeping from one to four guests in twin-size bunk beds.more>
Offering year-round powered spots for up to eight self-contained motorhomes (reserve your spot now!) with views of the stunning mountains that cradle Camp Glenorchy, enjoy all-new shared cooking, dining and relaxing facilities of the welcoming Homestead Building.more>
Our facilities are designed, built, and operated under the philosophy of the Living Building Challenge, the most advanced environmental building design certification in the world. Camp Glenorchy will use up to 50% less energy and water than similar facilities.more>
Wastewater from bathroom sinks, showers, and washing machines will be treated on-site using a constructed greywater wetland system. These wetlands harness the natural functions of certain types of plants and micro-organisms that treat wastewater without chemicals, removing sediment and pollutants without being piped to a sewage centre for treatment.more>
Visitors are able to charge electric cars using energy generated in our solar garden, turning their car’s battery into storage for the sun’s energy as an alternative to fossil-based fuels.more>
Camp Glenorchy has just what you’re looking for. Whether you visit by yourself, as a couple, a family, or a group, you’ll have your choice of standard or premium energy-efficient cabins, bunkrooms, bunkhuts or powered campervan/RV sites.
Energy-saving LED lights and resource-efficient technology and appliances are used indoors and out. The buildings are oriented to take full advantage of the sun during the day, while keeping things comfortable with extra insulation when it’s cool. Energy drawn from the South Island’s largest solar garden powers the buildings at Camp Glenorchy.
To help reduce demand for water, underground tanks collect rainwater for use onsite. Wastewater from sinks, showers, baths, and washing machines is treated on-site using a natural system that mimics a natural wetland. State-of-the-art scent-free composting toilets further reduce water requirements.
An artist-designed campfire and BBQ shelter built with reclaimed materials and beautiful stone mosaic walkways invite guests to explore, connect and enjoy the work of talented local artists and craftspeople.