EAT

BASE CAMP KITCHEN

OUR UNIQUE SOUTHERN ALPS DINING EXPERIENCE

We have a licensed restaurant here, but we look at it differently. Instead, it’s much more like dinner at our place. 

Sharing a table, sharing food, sharing stories, meeting other interesting mountain loving people, and all within The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp, your wild nature adventure base.

WHAT TO EXPECT

ONE SEATING
A NIGHT

Our bar opens at 6pm and we have one dinner service each night, served straight from our wood-fired ovens at approximately 7pm. 

 

FAMILY STYLE
SEATING

You will be seated at a long shared table. Individual places are pre-set and when its meal time, your dishes will be served in cast iron camp ovens and placed centrally.

WOOD-FIRED IN CAST IRON

All food is cooked in cast iron in our wood fired oven and our BBQ. Healthy, delicious whole food with seasonal and fresh ingredients. 

OUR FOOD

Decision-free. Set menu. Changes daily.

Adult (13+): $73.50
Child (6-12): $33.50
Infant (0-5): BYO Food

VEGETARIAN & VEGAN

There are always vegetarian and vegan dishes with every dinner service. It’s good for everyone. Some examples might include: eggplant parmigiana, or a BBQ maple cauliflower, or wood-fired baby carrots over a spicy parsnip puree, or a baked butternut pumpkin with peanut butter and fresh chilli, or a kumara with two bean gratin.

MEAT OPTIONS

While it does change from night to night, our mains typically include dishes like: apricot lamb shoulder curry; house teriyaki wagyu beef cheek; beef shin osso buco, and classic lamb shoulder roast. All mains are cooked slowly over fire and for hours with love until the meat is falling off the bone. 

SWEET TREATS

We always like to finish with a baked dessert served with an artisan ice cream. Our desserts typically include dishes like: sticky date pudding, baked apples stuffed with prunes and brown sugar, baked whole pears with vanilla bean and a touch of spice. 

DRINKS AT THE BAR

In the theme of decision free, we have selected two of our region’s finest to accompany your meal; Mt Edward Pinot Noir, and Powder Day Pilsner from our friends at Altitude Brewing Co. We always have an artisan light, and zero percent beer along with a range of soft drinks from Chia Sisters. 

MOUNTAINEER'S BREAKFAST

An optional buffet-style add-on. This can be added to your stay while booking.

Adult (13+): $23.50
Child (6-12): $13.50
Infant (0-5): BYO Food

START THE DAY RIGHT

Bookings Required 
8:00-9:00am

A nutritious breakfast buffet of seasonal items like fresh fruit, avocado, tomato, nuts, hard boiled eggs, sourdough, preserves and honey, served each morning from 8:00-9:00am.

EAT WITH US

GRILL IT YOURSELF

Our latest and greatest restaurant offering has dinner and entertainment sorted — Available to add to any booking during the June-July period.

Adult (13+): $45
Child (6-12): $30
Infant (0-5): BYO Food

DIY BBQ DINNER

Available June-July 2024
6:00pm-10:00pm

Choose your sausages and skewers to cook over our beastie wood-fired courtyard BBQ and help yourself to a buffet of salads & sides with something for everyone, drinks from the bar, and plenty of marshmallows to toast.

HOT-SMOKE SUNDAY BBQ

Come along to one of our famous hot-smoke BBQ lunches at Base Camp. 

1:00-4:00pm
Sunday 14th July 2024

Adult (13+): $45
Child (6-12): $30
Infant (0-5): BYO Food

HOT SMOKED MEATS

Mouth-watering cuts of locally sourced meats lathered with our signature spice rubs and bastes and cooked for hours (and hours) over fire in our beast of a BBQ until falling off the bone.

VEGGIE OPTIONS

You will be seated at a long shared table. Individual places are pre-set and when its meal time, your dishes will be served in cast iron camp ovens and placed centrally.

SIDE DISH BUFFET

All food is cooked in cast iron in our wood fired oven and our BBQ. Healthy, delicious whole food with seasonal and fresh ingredients. 

DRINKS AT THE BAR

Our Bar will be open for the BBQ with a curated local beer and wine along with a range of soft drinks from Chia Sisters. 

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.

DINNER AND A SLEEPOVER

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

LOCATION

WORLD HERITAGE ON YOUR DOORSTEP

49 Oban St 
Glenorchy 9372
New Zealand

GOOGLE REVIEWS

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.
Great location and environment. Excellent food. Love the staff! So close to great hiking. I will definitely book outings with them for my next visit.

GALLERY

FAQs

Are you open for lunch?

From time to time we will have a hot smoke BBQ lunch event. You can find these advertised on our social media.

Yes, but only if you are staying with us and have added a breakfast to your booking. 

Yes! 

Yes, but ‘book a call’ to contact us beforehand to make sure we can meet all of your preferences.

We have selected two of our region’s finest; Mt Edward Pinot Noir, and Powder Day Pilsner from our friends at Altitude Brewing Co. We always have an artisan light, and zero percent beer along with a range of soft drinks from Chia Sisters. 

You pay for your meal and drinks tab at the end of the night. Or if you’re staying with us you can pay when you check out.

If you have purchased an adventure, your restaurant meals will be included in the package.

Absolutely, usually the adults share a big table and kids sit in booths, we also prepare kid-friendly meals separately. There’s plenty of room for the kids to run around outside — even a small climbing wall. And if they run out of things to do, toasting marshmallows around one of our outdoor fires is a crowd pleaser.

The kids’ meals are still slow cooked over fire in cast iron like the grown ups, but are usually a simplified version more suitable to a child’s palate. — Think classic dishes like slow cooked lamb shank, honey carrots, perfectly cooked greens and crispy roast potatoes.

Unfortunately no, we have a strict NO BYO policy but our bar opens at 6:00pm and we have something for everyone.

No, it’s chef’s choice every night, however we can accommodate any dietary requirements you might have, you can specify this while booking.

Of course, if we have availability, but it’s always best to book in advance just in case.

EAT WITH US

CANCELLATIONS & PAYMENT

ENQUIRY FORM

ENQUIRY FORM

Completing this form will help start a conversation, it does not require payment or bind us to any particular dates. It’s just our starting point.

ENQUIRY FORM

Completing this form will help start a conversation, it does not require payment or bind us to any particular dates. It’s just our starting point.

ENQUIRY FORM

Completing this form will help start a conversation, it does not require payment or bind us to any particular dates. It’s just our starting point.

ENQUIRY FORM

Completing this form will help start a conversation, it does not require payment or bind us to any particular dates. It’s just our starting point.

FOOD OVER FIRE ENQUIRY

CONTACT US

BOOKING FORM

ENQUIRY FORM

Completing this form will help start a conversation, it does not require payment or bind you to any particular dates. It’s just our starting point.

ENQUIRE NOW

Considering an adventure with The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp, but not sure what would suit?
Or maybe you’re looking for something a little different…