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GLENORCHY ACCOMMODATION FOR THE WILD AT HEART

GLENORCHY ACCOMMODATION FOR THE WILD AT HEART

Inspired by the historic mountaineer’s huts that typify the New Zealand Southern Alps, our accommodation has been created by adventurers for adventurers. Among a host of other inclusions, we have a sauna, our popular licensed wood-fired restaurant, fire pits, festoon lighting, wifi (although we encourage a different kind of connection) and have gone to some trouble with the little things that we think make all the difference.

WHAT TO EXPECT

A TRUE SOUTHERN ALPS EXPERIENCE

We are local mountaineers who felt our backyard was too good not to share and have carefully designed Base Camp to our specifications to ensure an authentic experience. 

LUXURY SHARED FACILITIES

All guests have full access to our shared facilities which includes private showers & toilets, a sauna, laundry and drying room with configurable racks and a world-class ventilation system.

DINING AT
BASE CAMP

Guests are not permitted to cook at Base Camp but you’re welcome to dine with us at our wood-fired restaurant. You can add a dinner and breakfast reservation to your stay for the the days you’d like to eat with us. 

PREMIUM LINEN AND BEDDING

While we have gone without certain luxuries in the name of simple pleasures, we couldn’t resist high thread count sheets, down pillows, and comfy mattresses to ensure the best sleep possible.

WOOD-FIRED HEATING

Similar to the mountaineer’s huts you might find in the field, our cabins each have their own wood-stack and are kept warm with small, clean wood burners. In the colder months you may need to add logs occasionally to ensure a cosy room.

YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE BASE

We offer world class private guided experiences worthy of your bucket list in the always amazing UNESCO South West NZ World heritage area, for all experience and fitness levels. To find out more, visit our ‘play’ page.

OUR HUTS

FAMILY CABIN

A queen bed and a bunk with 2 single beds with full
access to our shared facilities. Perfect for families.
2 adults and 2 children maximum.

EN-SUITE CABIN

A Queen bed with a self-contained private bathroom
and shower. Perfect for couples. 2 adults maximum.

TRIPLE BUNK CABIN

Our Triple Bunk Cabin features plenty of floor area and 2 triple-stacker bunks with a total of 6 single beds. Perfect for groups. 6 people maximum.

DOUBLE BUNK CABIN

Our compact Double Bunk Cabin features 3 double-stacker bunks with a total of 6 single beds. Perfect for groups. 6 people maximum.

BUNK BED

Our hostel-style option — reserve a single bed in
one of our bunk cabins shared with other guests. 

OUR FACILITIES

Our Facilities

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.

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

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.

No, we provide all towels

No sorry

Yes, if you are staying with us we are more than happy to store any luggage for $5 an item per night.

No, but on occasion we have made exceptions. ‘Book a call’ to discuss.

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