THE GREAT GLENORCHY ALPINE BASE CAMP

WELCOME TO OUR PLACE

Base Camp was created from a love of our backyard and a desire to share it with you. We know you won’t forget your experience with us, and we won’t forget you.

WOOD-FIRED LICENSED RESTAURANT

We look at our restaurant a little differently. It’s much more like dinner at our place. Enjoy decision-free family-style dining, with all food cooked in cast iron over wood fire.

MOUTAINEER'S HUT-STYLE ACCOMMODATION

Inspired by the historic mountaineer’s huts that typify the NZ Southern Alps (with a few added luxuries) our accommodation has been created by adventurers for adventurers.

LIFE CHANGING PRIVATE GUIDED ADVENTURES

We conceive and curate a range of wild nature experiences for you here in The UNESCO South West NZ World Heritage Area, with something for everyone, every single day of the year. 

GOOGLE REVIEWS

This place is truly unbeatable. We stayed here for two nights for our wedding in March, and it was perfect in every way – it had stunning views, a very cosy cabin and amazing food. We had the best day with a heli hike up into the mountains led by Jon and we couldn’t have asked for more. The food on both nights was excellent, with a chocolate pudding which was so outrageously good! We really enjoyed meeting all the people staying at the same time as us and hearing about everyone’s adventures. Thank you so much to Doug and Liz for giving us such a wonderful stay.
We absolutely loved our stay here. We were pleasantly surprised with the authenticity of the lodge and the accommodation - the photos just do not reflect how special it is. Doug and Liz were incredible hosts, making a very warm and family-like environment. We had one of the best meals of our lives gathered round the dining table with the other guests, then toasting marshmallows on the outdoor fire. We made friends with another guest who we are still in contact with now. Our cabin was everything we dreamed of and more with its own log burner, heated underflooring in the bathroom and a very cosy vibe with the wind blowing outside! We even woke up to fresh snow capped mountains. Our only regret is staying for just the one night - we will 100% be back, booking mountaineering excursions whilst we are there too, Thanks so much Doug and Liz - we'll be back!
The only regret my wife and I have about staying here was that we only stayed for one night! What an absolutely magical place. We have been in NZ for 1.5 weeks (here for a total of 3 weeks) and The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp was the highlight of our trip. Doug and Liz are the best hosts you could ask for. As soon as we stepped through the door, it was like we were being welcomed into their own home. Liz is such an amazing cook. The dinner we had was incredible. The best meal we have had in NZ. Will definitely be buying her cookbook in the future. Doug felt like your favourite uncle who you just chill and listen to great music with by the fire. He made us feel extremely welcome. We are planning on coming back in the near future and this time we will be spending more time there and doing some of the great activities they have on offer. The cabin so cozy and comfortable. The heated bathroom floor was an added bonus for those chilly autumn nights. Cannot fault this place at all. Do yourself a favour. On your next trip to Queenstown, skip the busy city and venture out to Glenorchy and enjoy the peace and quiet surrounded by beauty. This is a must stay for everyone. Cannot wait to tell our friends and family about it when we get home. Thank you for a fantastic stay, Doug and Liz. We will see you soon.
The most amazing Kiwi experience in beautiful Glenorchy. Immediately welcoming courtesy of the team and made to feel like your own piece of high country base camp. If you're lucky you'll get to meet the owners Liz (best wood fire chef ever) and Doug, who together have created an awesome unique space, and a platform for truly life changing adventures (they talk with you and help you plan anything from day walks and family picnics through to heli hiking, mountain traverses and cliff top glamping) but also just good old fashioned family or couple time together at the camp. Stand around the fire and share stories with other guests (all with a common appreciation for the wilderness) and the team then head inside for an incredible meal of slow cooked goodness! Cabins are super cosy with wood fires, comfy beds and even hot water bottles! Glenorchy is a yesteryear place and The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp is an essential stop for any trip to Queenstown. Don't miss this place!
We were only able to stay for one night but it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Doug was so welcoming and went out of his way to make us feel at home. My kids had the best night of our NZ holiday and we would love to come back for some proper adventures. It’s a magical experience and we can’t wait to come back.

MATARIKI 2024

Matariki is a particularly special time to reflect, remember, celebrate, plan and each year we embrace this precious time wholeheartedly.

Adult (13+): $70
Child (6-12): $35
Infant (0-5): BYO Food

MATARIKI FEAST

Friday 28th June
7:00-10:30pm

Sit around our long banquet table, meet some cool people just like you, bring the kids or bring your mates (or both). A few words from a friend, a blessing and a lovingly prepared slow cooked over fire meal for us all to share. Marshmallow roasting for the kids and stargazing via the Night Sky app will surely blow their minds.

MATARIKI DINNER & A SLEEPOVER

Friday 28th June
Discount Code: #MATARIKI

If you’re joining us for our Matariki Dinner, we’ve made staying the night a little easier with our specially priced accommodation — only for the 28th of June. Use the discount code at checkout for 15% off your accommodation when you book our Matariki Feast. 

NEW WINTER BUNDLE

Get on your bike, grab some mates and come out for a one day winter hike. 

WILD WINTER WALKERS

2 Nights + 1 Fun Filled Day
Special Price for a Group of up to 6
Available For This May & June Only

Two nights in our 6 berth mountaineer’s hut (triple stacked bunks) with heaps of awesome day hikes nearby. Sauna sessions and private track transfers thrown in to an already especially priced bundle. Who doesn’t like a winter bargain! Add dinners and breakfasts if you wish. Bar & bar snacks available too. Roaring fires and marshmallows are on the house.

  • 2 nights in a 6 person ‘Triple Stacker’ bunk hut
  • 1 sauna session for each group member
  • 1 return 4×4 track transfer

You will be spoilt for choice with all the great trails our backyard has to offer such as: The Lake Rere Loop, Flats Hut Track, Falls Hut Track, Kea Basin, Mackintosh Loop, Glacier Burn, Scott’s Basin, Invincibles Mine, Heather Jock Hut Track, Jean Hut Track, Avalanche Track, and more. 

If you’d like a track recommendation, feel free to ‘book a call’ and we’ll find the best fit for your group.

  • If you’d like to take us up on our track transfer offer, you will need to ‘book a call’ to arrange the track transfers prior to your arrival.
  • We will direct you to the relevant DOC site for you to understand the possible hazards for your self-guided walk.
  • We have heaps of winter hiking technical hire equipment available, contact us via email or the ‘book a call’ link to discuss. 

DINNER AND A SLEEPOVER

Dine at our wood-fired restaurant ahead of a night in one of our cosy cabins (breakfast included).
Available until 31st October 2024.

FAMILY ESCAPE PACKAGE

Special Price for 2 Adults + 2 Children

Dine with us at our wood-fired restaurant ahead of a night in one of our cosy Family Cabins (breakfast included).

COSY UP PACKAGE

Special Price for a Couple

Dine with us at our wood-fired restaurant ahead of a romantic night in one of our cosy mountaineers huts. Breakfast is included.

ALL LOVED UP PACKAGE

Special Price for a Couple

Dine with us at our wood-fired restaurant ahead of a romantic night in one of our en-suite mountaineers huts. Breakfast is included.

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