ROUTEBURN TRACK
ACCOMMODATION
IN GLENORCHY

ONE MORE NIGHT IN THE MOUNTAINS

Doing the Routeburn Track this season? Don’t rush a good thing, stay with us! We’re a popular licensed wood-fired restaurant and mountaineering hut style accommodation — designed and built by trampers with little touches here and there to create the perfect mountaineering base camp.

THE PERFECT START OR FINISH

Here in Glenorchy, we are only a 30 minute drive from the Routeburn Shelter — the start or finish point for the Routeburn depending on the direction you are walking. 

START WITH US

Spend a night in the mountains and hit the ground running. We’ll pick you up from Queenstown Dine at our wood-fired restaurant ahead of a night in a cosy cabin and rise to a nutritious protein-rich breakfast before your transfer to the Routeburn shelter to begin your mission.

END WITH US

No need to rush back to civilisation, we’ll pick you up from the Routeburn Shelter and take you back to ours for a hot shower and sauna ahead of a night of fun in our restaurant & bar, retire to one of our cosy mountaineer’s huts and wake up to breakfast before your transfer back to Queenstown.

THE ULTIMATE HIKING BASE

As hikers ourselves, we’ve put a lot of thought into what makes for the perfect tramping base — from our unique approach to our accommodation and restaurant to handy additions like our drying room, sauna, laundry, trail food & supplies, 4×4 track transfers and so much more. 

OUR CABINS

Our award-winning cabins are inspired by the historic mountaineer’s huts that typify the New Zealand Southern Alps, complete with wood-burners and a variety of bunk configurations and a few added comforts that make all the difference. 

WOOD-FIRED RESTAURANT

We think of our restaurant a little differently, it’s much more like dining at our place. We cook everything over wood-fire and serve it on a long table in the cast iron pots it was prepared in — so you can share a table, food and stories with interesting mountain loving people like yourself.

OUR HUTS

OUR AMMENITIES

Our Facilities

TRACK TRANSFERS

We can shuttle you to and from the Routeburn Shelter, or between Glenorchy and the Queenstown region.

TRAIL SUPPLIES

We have a range of dehydrated trail food and camping supplies on offer, contact to discuss.

PRIVATE SAUNA

You can add 1-hour private sauna sessions to your stay to relax after your time in the wild.

LAUNDRY & DRYING ROOM

Arriving with wet gear? No worries, our laundry and drying room is open to all guests staying with us.

OUR WOOD-FIRED RESTAURANT

Add a dinner or a breakfast to your stay.

DINNER

7:00pm

Our bar opens at 6pm and dinner will be served straight from our wood-fired ovens at approximately 7pm. Chef’s choice every night with something for everyone.

BREAKFAST

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.

BAR & SNACKS

6:00-10:30pm

Our bar opens at 6:00pm, with bar snacks available and a curated selection of local beer, wine, and non-alcoholic options. No bookings required. 

HOW TO BOOK

We recommend you ‘book a call’ so we can make things easy for you and put together a tailored bundle, but if you know what you’re after, simply add your accommodation, restaurant bookings, transfers and whatever else you might need to your cart and checkout. 

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.

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OUR LOCATION

WORLD HERITAGE ON YOUR DOORSTEP

49 Oban St 
Glenorchy 9372
New Zealand

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FAQs

Do the huts have bathrooms?

Yes and no, we have a two self contained huts, but all guests are welcome to use our shared bathroom space, which is every bit as comfortable. Complete with a sauna, heated floors, and each shower has its own private room with some that can comfortably fit a family if you need to shower little ones.

Yes, we have a large drying room with configurable racks and a world class ventilation system for drying everything from tents to socks.

Yes we do, ‘book a call’ to discuss.

Guests cannot cook for themselves, however we can prepare hampers for hikes and picnics, and of course you can make a reservation for breakfast & dinner at our restaurant (if it is not already included in your package).

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

No, we are not a licensed campground and have no facilities for RVs.

If you’re dining with us you can use the toilets, however the showers, sauna, laundry room and drying room are only available to guests who are staying with us.

Yes, the beds in our huts have a luxury down duvets and pillows, organic cotton sheets, and a lambs wool mattress protector.

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