Camp Glenorchy is New Zealand’s first Net Zero Energy accommodations. 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.
From creatively appointed two-bedroom suites with fine linens to deluxe rooms with ensuite bathrooms in one, two, or three-room configurations.
Just looking for someplace simple, warm and affordable to lay your head before or after your tramp? Traveling with buddies and looking for a great experience while splitting the cost of a bunk room? Look no further...
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.
Camp Glenorchy is an ideal destination for business retreats, family celebrations, groups, school trips, educational workshops and gatherings of friends and colleagues. With comfy year-round cabins and bunkrooms for up to 60 guests and fully-wired meeting rooms, Camp Glenorchy’s beautiful natural setting and gracious hospitality allows groups to connect, build community, and create lifelong memories while achieving their unique goals.
Because all profits from Camp Glenorchy go to support the Glenorchy Community Trust, choosing Camp Glenorchy is a wonderful way for groups to gather while supporting environmental and community sustainability.
To help you make the most of your visit to this magical place at the head of the lake, we offer a wide-range of amenities and experiences for guests of all ages and groups of all sizes.
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.
Energy-efficient LED lights and technologies are used indoors and out. Energy drawn from the South Island’s largest solar garden powers the buildings at Camp Glenorchy.
To reduce demand for water, underground tanks collect rainwater for re-use. Wastewater from sinks, showers, tubs and washing machines is treated on-site using natural systems.
Beautiful stone mosaic walkways and an artist-designed campfire and BBQ shelter built with reclaimed materials invite guests to connect and enjoy the work of talented local artists.