Getting to Glenorchy

The Headwaters Eco Lodge is located in the heart of the rural township of Glenorchy, nestled between two stunning mountain ranges, a glacier-clad peak, and two rivers – the Dart and the Rees – which braid together at Glenorchy to form the headwaters of Lake Wakatipu.


Our location

Glenorchy is only 45km from Queenstown, the drive takes about 40 minutes – but we promise this is the most scenic drive of all times!


Getting to Glenorchy


By plane: 

The closest airport to Glenorchy is the Queenstown Airport (ZQN), located in Frankton. Queenstown Airport has direct domestic flights to and from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, and direct international flights to and from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast – Australia.


By land:

Whether you are flying to Queenstown or on a road trip around New Zealand’s South Island, the only terrain access to Glenorchy is through the Glenorchy-Queenstown Road. This stunning drive takes about 40 minutes from Queenstown or 55 minutes from Queenstown Airport. There are no buses from Queesntown to Glenorchy, so here are a few transportation options:


Hire a car

This is a very popular option amongst tourists. If you are coming on a small group, as a couple or just by yourself and you want some freedom to decide where to stop along the way, you can hire a car to get to Glenorchy. There are plenty of rental companies located both in Queenstown Airport and Queenstown CBD, so you can choose any of your preference.



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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Camp Glenorchy. We initially chose this place because it is pet friendly and we like to travel with our 2 wee dogs. The location is great, pretty much in the heart of the community, within walking distance of everything. Lots of great walking trails around the...

Dan, North Island

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