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We all live, work, and play here in The UNESCO South West New Zealand World Heritage Area. Our wonderful lives. Each of us has experienced the moments of euphoria and complete contentment synonymous with quality wild time. It is real. We believe we understand the wilderness tonic of Henry Thoreau’s writings and have created The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp so that we can absolutely love our work on one hand and, on the other, be able to curate and host opportunities for you to experience rich and potentially life-changing moments.

At the centre of it all, we believe that spending quality time in wild nature is essential for each and every one of us. You and we are all important parts of the ecosystem that is our home, and there is definitely a ‘coming home’ sensation once you allow yourself to connect… connect with yourself, the nature you’re immersed in, and the level of connection with those you share these experiences with also grows. Even the moments of rare and precious silence while you’re walking and working alone become special. It’s not what we do that matters, it’s what we experience (so we believe). Time spent in wild nature is undoubtedly a tremendous opportunity for memorable whole experiences.

And we have another driver. We worry about the mess we are making as a species of our habitat (our planet). We could blame Governments or large industry, and instead, we have decided to do our bit. We have created a low-tech, low-energy, low-footprint, more sustainable, and more renewable business based on reacquainting you with the ecosystem that is all of our home. On the basis that we all tend to care for the things we love… we will play our part in finding new lovers.

Of course, and wherever possible, we use local suppliers, recycled plastics, upcycled iron, building materials without chemicals that don’t require chemicals, and so on. Our wastewater treatment plant is chemical-free and built from recycled plastics too. We have a regenerative small farm project nearby that will eventually feed all of our guests. We are always looking to work with eco-environmental projects, including our local community composting operation. We require our suppliers to have an inspirational environmental story too. All of our endeavors are more ‘regime’ than ‘event’, and we are very focused on striving to do more — and to do it better (and better).

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