TWO NEW EPIC HIKES + ACCOMMODATION
IN GLENORCHY

So you’ve done a great walk and are looking for your next tramping season challenge? We have two new hikes, created especially for this spring and summer.

OUR PLACE — YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE BASE

We are The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp. Stay + Eat + Play with us here in the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Area. Looking for a winter wonderland family escape without all the fuss? Leave it to us!

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FEATURED ADVENTURES

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

A two day and three night backcountry experience for women to improve off-track mountain movement.

Available dates:

  • May 30th to June 2nd
  • June 9th to 12th


This course covers:

  • Weather Interpretation
  • Route Selection
  • Gear Tips
  • Off-Track Map & Compass Navigation
  • Garmin, Inreach & PLBs
  • Survival Skills
  • Emergency Procedures
  • River Crossing Techniques
  • Campsite Selection
  • Confidence Building

Contact us and we’ll make it easy from there.

We are always more than happy to customise your adventure especially for you. All we need is for you to CONTACT US with your preferred dates, a little information about you/your group and we will send you some options – nice and easy.

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.

NEED A PLACE TO STAY? - HOW ABOUT A COSY MOUNTAINEERS HUT?

Cosy Hut - Winter Adventures and Accommodation in Glenorchy
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 ‘Base Camp Food Over Fire’ 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.

OUR HUTS & CABINS

OUR FACILITIES

Our Facilities

Stay with us in Glenorchy

Whether you’re looking for a place to stay at the beginning or end of an adventure, or you’re a traveller looking for a place to rest, Base Camp might just be the ticket…

…Hut-style accommodation with different bed configurations. Family friendly. Queenstown Airport transfers, adventure transfers, our Base Camp Food Over Fire licensed restaurant, sauna, drying room, laundry and more.

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GUEST EXPERIENCES

Browse a few images that sum us up — our location, some adventure captures from our adventurous guests and our facilities at The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp.

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Contact us to discuss our Winter Adventures, Accommodation, or with any other questions you might have.

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