About Us

Experience the hidden secret of Glenorchy, nestled between the Humboldt and Richardson Mountains at the head of Lake Wakatipu. Just a 40-minute scenic drive from Queenstown this stunning village is one of the most memorable places you will stay in New Zealand.

Camp Glenorchy aims to create a destination experience that “educates, inspires and delights visitors.” 


Camp Glenorchy sits in the heart of this beautiful scenic township. It  encompasses a stunning Homestead and a full range of accommodation options including individual cabins, multi-bed bunkhuts and powered RV/campervan spots. Camp Glenorchy is New Zealand’s first Net Zero energy visitor destination.

All profits from Camp Glenorchy benefit the Glenorchy Community Trust, directed by local community members. The mission and vision of the community trust is to increase the vibrancy and resilience of the community of Glenorchy.



A little bit of History

Camp Glenorchy was renovated a few years ago and opened its doors to the public in March 2018. It was rebuilt using green design philosophies and sustainable operating practice, with Camp Glenorchy using 50% less energy and water than traditional buildings. 


The Homestead has been designed to welcome and bring people together whether at mealtimes or sitting relaxing in the lounge. The decor uses recycled timber from the Christchurch earthquakes and furniture collected from all over New Zealand.



Things to do in Glenorchy

Blessed with a remarkable array of natural beauty and terrain, Glenorchy offers something for everyone, from the peaceful to the exhilarating to the sublime. We help our guests at Camp Glenorchy to explore the area on foot, on bikes and horseback; by jet boat, canyoning or funyak; via 4WD all-terrain vehicles, heli or plane-- with or without an expert tramping, photography, birding or movie set location guide.


There are a multitude of options for immersing yourself in Glenorchy's natural beauty, from a 30-minute wander around our historic township, to a 45-minute boardwalk through a pristine lagoon at the edge of town to your choice of gorgeous hikes of varying lengths all less than an hour away. 



There's a reason they call it Paradise.


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Our Reviews

Stayed here for our beautiful friends wedding (the wedding guests all stayed here). It was simply awesome! The rooms are beautiful, everything has been thought out fantastically. This accomodation has a great story, and I hope to stay at more places like this in future.

Kimberley R, Auckland, NZ

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