When completed, The Headwaters (formerly Glenorchy Marketplace) and Camp Glenorchy will provide lodging, camping and convenience-based services for the visitors drawn to Glenorchy’s extraordinary beauty and wide range of recreational activities each year.
Locals, trampers, school groups, families and independent travelers, as well as business and corporate groups, will find an inspiring and diverse range of offerings and services here. The soul of the new buildings will be to reflect the unique character of Glenorchy and educate, inspire and delight, adding dimension and depth to visitors’ experiences.
Camp Glenorchy, part of the overall The Headwaters business, will be New Zealand's first Net Zero energy campground, featuring native flora and fauna, using green space and organic gardens to create a restful experience and help re-establish the native bird population.
The Headwaters' three-hectare site will feature:
- Mrs. Woolly's General Store with products that showcase the best in outdoor gear, merino wool and fresh, healthy takeaway food, as well as cool tools and carefully-selected Kiwi gift items
- Camp Glenorchy for affordable shared accommodation, tenting and campervan sites
- Head of the Lake Activities Booking Centre to help visitors discover the wide range of things to see and do in the greater Glenorchy area
- Self-contained garden cottages with one to three bedrooms for families and groups
- Community Classroom that doubles as a public theater and meeting space for up to 100 people
- Stone cottage to host small weddings, meetings or special events for up to 25 people
- Private outdoor hot tubs and a massage cabin
- Commercial kitchen to prepare food for the café and caterings for special events
- Organic garden and Garden Classroom to support the kitchen, and a seasonal farmers market
An engagement process with the community as well as conservation and tourism groups has been gathering input to integrate into the design of The Headwaters accommodations, café and Mrs. Woolly's General Store. Since March 2014, we’ve met with over 400 individuals to hold discussions and ask for input from a variety of sources as we develop the details for the overall project.