Set at the confluence of the Dart and Rees Rivers at the head of Lake Wakatipu, Glenorchy's stunning natural beauty beckons travelers from around the world. Getting here is an easy, scenic 40 minute drive north from Queenstown, taking you on a beautiful journey through native beech forests, along hewn-rock cliffs, through rolling hills and paddocks of sheep that dot the lakeshore on your way to the South Island's most magnificent setting.
Since the earliest times, this area has captured the imaginations and hearts of both settlers and travellers alike. Blessed with a remarkable array of natural features and terrain, Glenorchy offers something for everyone, from the peaceful to the exhilarating to the sublime. We help our guests at Camp Glenorchy arrange to explore the area on foot, bikes and horseback; by jet boat, canyoning or funyak; via 4WD all-terrain vehicles, heli or plane-- with or without an expert tramping, photography, birding or movie set location guide.
There are a multitude of options for immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the area, from a 30-minute wander around our historic township, to a 45-minute boardwalk through a pristine lagoon at the edge of town to your choice of gorgeous hikes of varying lengths all less than an hour away. There's a reason they call it Paradise.
When you get back to Camp Glenorchy at night, your cosy room awaits, as does an all-new fully-equipped shared kitchen, a long-table dining room with a view of the iconic Mount Alfred and the glacier at Mount Earnslaw, and view verandahs to sit back and reflect on your day. At night, the massive Scheelite Campfire Shelter kindles connections and storytelling around the BBQs and a roaring fire.
Come see for yourself: comfort, convenience, connection and inspiration that sustains the natural beauty that surrounds you.