Outdoor Activities

Being outdoors amongst such stunning vistas is an experience in itself but getting amongst it is even more fun so why not take part in one of these outdoor activities.


Heli Snow Shoe Experience


Start your day with an exhilarating helicopter ride to the landing pad at 1880m high up on Mt Larkins. plus a snowshoe circuit over the stunning terrain which showcases amazing views.

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Enjoy winter at Whakaari Conservation area. We offer you an inspirational trip to the snow filled mountain tops and the chance to explore this breathtaking “high place”. 


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Scenic Flights


There is no better way to experience Glenorchy and the Southern Alps than from above. Get amazed by the views of the alpine scenery and glacial turquoise rivers. 


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Explore Glenorchy on a bike. Hire a mountain bike and hit the trails, choose a traditional bike or an take it easy and enjoy the view with an electric bike.

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Heli bike in Whakaari conservation area. It's your chance to explore this breathtaking “high place”. 


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Jet Boating 


Take an exhilarating and spectacular journey from Glenorchy, deep into the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Area on a scenic jet boat ride.


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This unmissable experience combines the thrill of a wilderness jet boat ride with a unforgettable float downstream on inflatable canoes (Funyaks!). Get at one with nature. 


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Farm Tours


Visit one of the local animal farms with stunning views of the Humboldt Range and Lake Wakatipu. Feed and pet the sheep, alpacas and llamas, goats and many more friendly animals. 


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Sky Diving


Tick off your bucket list items and discover the most dramatic landscape you can skydive over! You will be skydiving over Lord of the Rings locations and a World Heritage area.


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Stunning beauty and adrenaline thrills, all in one! Abseil down cliff faces, zipline across deep chasms, abseil and slide down waterfall & scramble through rocks.


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Pack Rafting


Packrafting is changing the way people are exploring the wilderness. Packrafts are lightweight packable boats (only 3kg) that can easily be carried deep into the back country. 


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A unique chance to take a journey through pristine scenery on 8 ziplines in an otherwise inaccessible canyon. This memorable experience provides 1,000 meters of zipping!


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Hop on a kayak and head to Pigeon and Pig island, or simply go around Lake Wakatipu. Learn about the ecological and historical aspects of the area with one of the experienced guides. Dive in and have some fun!


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Electric 4WD


A new concept in Eco-Adventures located on the beautiful Dart River delta near Glenorchy. Take charge of amazing 4WD vehicles and let the interactive on-board computer GPS guide you along the wilderness trail in comfort, safety and silence! 


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4WD Guided Tours


Explore the area on a fun 4WD guided tour. The Glenorchy region is packed with movie locations including The Chronicles of Narnia, The Water Horse and X-Men: Wolverine and most famously, the Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit. 


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Fly Fishing


If fly fishing is your thing then you will be in heaven here in Glenorchy. Come and enjoy fishing in and around Glenorchy with a guided fishing trip.


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Horse Riding


Come and take a ride through some of New Zealand’s most pristine countryside. Experience the unique tranquility of the Glenorchy basin with the option of over 100,000 acres to ride on.  


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Our Reviews

Love the folks at Camp Glenorchy. Always welcomed with a smile! The retreat is fantastic and a wonder but its people is where it is really special! It is a great place to slow down and soak in the beauty of the buildings and its surrounds. Fresh cookies in the rooms can't be beat!

Nicole, New Zealand

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