The Great Glenorchy Getaway Day
Saturday 20th May 
10AM - 8PM
Scottish Heritage Theme

Discovery, food, games, music and culture abound at Mrs Woolly’s second Great Glenorchy Getaway Day of the season! Come celebrate the little bit of Scottish in all of us for a full day of fun.

Inspired by the beautiful 40-minute drive along the lake, at the end of the Great Glenorchy Getaway Day you’ll find yourself singing to yourself with a bit of the brogue as you head home with a full tummy, great deals in the bag, new ideas and maybe even a prize for your Tartan outfit or Highland Games prowess.

Come light up your heart!

Whats happening throughout the day?

10:00am: Scotch Sale Table and market stalls open, delicious food is served

  • It's a season-ending spectacular: tables overflowing with fantastic bargains on close-out items from throughout the store-- everything on the Scotch Sale Tables will be marked TEN DOLLARS OR LESS! 
  • Mrs Woolly's famous BBQ Brunch Buns and our special Scottish Shepherd's Pies are served-- until we run out. Come early!
  • Come choose from healthy and "Rawmazing" baked goods, spreads, snacks and more
  • Sample and buy award-winning local cheeses & preserves, spray-free organic fruits & veg fresh from the North Island


A day filled with exciting workshops and Scottish games

  • 11:00am: Top Ten Tiny House Tips Workshop, with Queenstown tiny house guru Jim Nicol-- come see how easy life can be in a real, live tiny home!
  • 12:00pm: Children's Rock Painting Workshop, with local youth leader Kay Mason-- leave your children in good hands while Mom and/or Dad go take a fascinating guided tour of Camp Glenorchy
  • 1-3:00pm: Highland Games for the Whole Family-- kids and adult contests of individual strength as well as creativity, teamwork and skill: join us for a gigantic tug o'war, gumboot throwing for all ages, a hammer toss, caber tossing and "Hurl a Hairy Haggis" (!)-- prizes awarded throughout
  • 2:00pm:  Scottish Heritage and How to Find Your Roots Workshop, with Edith McKay of the NZ Society of Genealogists
  • 3-4:00pm: Pony Rides and Live Music


Camp Glenorchy “sneak peek” tours at noon and 3pm

  • Come explore the artist-built, nearly-complete Scheelite Campfire Shelter and the South Island’s largest solar array
  • Marvel at the beauty of the stone mosaic pathways and stepping stones just created by international landscape designer Jeffrey Bale
  • Check out progress on the gathering, cooking and dining spaces under construction at the Commons Building
  • Discover how cosy the year-round cabins will be with a tour of the first fully-fitted guest room



4:00pm: Bagpipes, a toasty brazier, whisky-tasting and HAGGIS!

  • Mrs Woolly's Scottish celebrations kick off with bagpipes, Robert Burns epic poem Tam o'Shanter, and the traditional haggis piped march
  • 20th May is World Whisky Day: adults are invited taste of New Zealand's finest vs. eponymous golden liquids of Scotland
  • At 5pm the bar opens and HAGGIS IS SERVED
  • $45pp for traditional haggis, tatties and neeps, plus Mrs Woolly's hot Scottish Broth AND the movie!
    • Tickets available at or at Mrs Woolly's General Store



5:45pm: Short stories of local Scottish history and the award-winning movie, "The Angel's Share"

  • Local historian Vince Jones shares the secrets of why Glenorchy has so many Scottish names in it
  • At 6pm, the movie "The Angel's Share" rounds off the day's Scottish theme:
    • Winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film festival

    • "After narrowly avoiding jail and becoming a new dad, Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf, and he and his mates hatch a daring (and entertaining) way out of their hopeless lives after an inspiring visit to a whisky distillery." 105 minutes

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Mark your calendar now for a full season of fun at the head of the lake, heart of the mountains!

Upcoming Great Glenorchy Getaway Days:

Saturday, 22nd July 2017
Saturday, 19th August 2017
Saturday, 16th September 2017
SUNDAY, 22nd October 2017


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