Entry #11

06.07.22
Fully Lit
Lumify at Sherwood
Festival of Lights at the 4X4 camp
We have seen the light… (too much?)… and have been working more closely with the fantastic team at Sherwood in Queenstown

so that we can assemble a suite of experiences designed specifically for the Sherwood Community. There is so much we have in common, particularly around our earthly values, the importance of wholesome good times and our mutual desire to be inspirational.

Our collaboration has three main themes: Time is precious; Couples; and Family.

And so a new categorisation of The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp adventures has emerged. We now have adventures that can be enjoyed within a single day, we also have adventures that involve only a single night away in the mountains. These collaboration adventures have been curated especially to suit couples, families, groups of families and a range of different budgets.

Fancy a heli snowshoe?

One full day and weather dependent. We can collect you from Sherwood or you are free to meet us at The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base camp. Before we meet you in person you will have already booked with us, received a packlist and we will know all about your experience, fitness among other important stuff. Any technical equipment you might require can be provided by us (hire).

This guided, catered and carefully curated adventure will suit couples and families of up to 5 with a nice wide age suitability and fitness requirement.

An exhilarating heli ride up into the high alpine zone with a hike back to The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp, freshen up ahead of you return to Sherwood. Click this link for more…

Heli Snowshoeing Day Trips
A day trip Heli snowshoeing in the UNESCO South West New Zealand World Heritage Area.

Or a 4×4 hike?

We know a place… One full day and not so weather dependent. We can collect you from Sherwood or you are free to meet us at The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base camp. Before we meet you in person you will have already booked with us, received a packlist and we will know all about your experience, fitness among other important stuff. Any technical equipment you might require can be provided by us (hire).

This guided, catered and carefully curated adventure will suit couples and families of up to 5 with a nice wide age suitability and fitness requirement.

You will love the Land Rover Defender 4×4 trip into a wild and remote river system, many river crossings (lots and lots), stops, delicious mountaineer nourishment(s) with a hike up through the Beech Forest onto the alpine zone. The particular destination has spectacular views, hundreds of waterfalls and tarns. Absolutely stunning. Click here for more…

Fancy a 4x4 hike?
Multiple river crossings as we ascend the Rees River valley.

It might sound a bit scary … but it’s not. Our heavy canvas tents have wood fired heaters and there’s something ‘other world’ about a night camping in the snow. Our guides will keep you safe and we will make sure you all learn something too. Digging a snow cave, snow shoeing, correct use of an ice axe among other things.

Two full days and weather dependent. We can collect you from Sherwood or you are free to meet us at The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base camp. Before we meet you in person you will have already booked with us, received a packlist and we will know all about your experience, fitness among other important stuff. Any technical equipment you might require can be provided by us (hire).

This guided, catered and carefully curated adventure will suit couples and families of up to 5 with a nice wide age suitability and fitness requirement. Great for two or even three families of up to 5 – it seems to take the whole adventure to another level for the kids in particular. Click here for more…

Three snowshoers ascending in the UNESCO South West New Zealand World Heritage Area
Heli Snowshoe Adventure in the Back Country of the Southern Alps

Or an overnight 4X4 camp in a hidden

valley system?

We know a place … Two full days and not so weather dependent. We can collect you from Sherwood or you are free to meet us at The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base camp. Before we meet you in person you will have already booked with us, received a packlist and we will know all about your experience, fitness among other important stuff. Any technical equipment you might require can be provided by us (hire).

This guided, catered and carefully curated adventure will suit couples and families of up to 5 with a nice wide age suitability and fitness requirement. These overnight adventures really suit two or three families coming together — it’s another level of enjoyment for the kids.

You will love the Land Rover Defender 4×4 trip into a wild and remote river system, many river crossings (lots and lots), stops, delicious mountaineer nourishment(s) with a hike up through the Beech Forest onto the alpine zone. The particular destination has spectacular views, hundreds of waterfalls and tarns. Absolutely stunning. The camp will be in our heavy canvas tents with wood-fired heaters and delicious camp oven fare. Click here for more…

Or an overnight heli camping in the snow
Your home for the night. Complete with wood fired heater.
All you have to do is ..

Let the team at Sherwood know or contact us directly
and together we will make it super easy for you from that moment.