Back Country Heli Hike

Take to the sky with this 3 day, 2 night package that includes an unforgettable heli-hike experience taking in the back country tracks of the southern lakes. Our walking package enables you to feel the wind in your hair, breathe the cleanest of air and walk the stunning tracks around Queenstown and Glenorchy.

Explore New Zealand's Epic Backcountry 

Experience a thrilling walking adventure on our 3 day 2 night getaway. The package includes a stunning half day heli hike drop off with an experienced local guide and delicious lunch. Explore the peaks and ridges around Mt Alaska and walk across natural trails, mine tracks and mountain grass slopes. This hike offers an experience for all fitness levels of walkers. 

Combine this with accommodation in our beautiful, sustainable eco cabins, an early check in to give you 3 full action packed days and we know you will have the trip of a lifetime. The package also includes breakfast both days and a delicious dinner for after your hike.


For the remainder of your time in Glenorchy there is a range of activities such as jet boating, horse riding, mountain biking or of course you could just relax, enjoy some delicious cakes at Mrs Woolly's General Store and take in the view of the two mountain ranges that Camp Glenorchy sits snugly between. There are numerous day walks around the area which you can also take advantage of.



Our 2-night, 2 person Heli Hike Expedition includes:


A scenic helicopter ride to Mt Larkin
A delicious mountain top lunch with some homemade scroggin to snack on throughout your hike
Guided hike exploring the back country with stunning mountain scenery
Transport to and from Camp Glenorchy and Heli Pad
2 nights’ accommodation in our Sustainable Eco Cabin Bedroom with your private ensuite
Early check in to give you a window of 3 full days of adventure
Continental, homemade breakfast buffet every morning served with fresh yoghurt, breads, homemade jams, fresh fruit and our famous Mrs Woolly's chef-made granolas! (includes GF options)

Dinner for 1 night (prepared by our in-house kitchen team prior to your arrival):

Our famous dinner hamper with Moroccan spicy chermoula chicken marinade (or the delicious vegan stuffed pumpkin),  all you need to do is reheat your food and cook the protein when you want it.

A book now pay/later option - flexible and reasonable Covid enforced lockdown booking terms and conditions

2 People for 2 Nights - $2,624

 $656 per person per night 

Add an extra night for $199

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 Plan a hike with friends - Why not get a group together and share the experience:

3 People 2 Nights


$542 per person per night

Add an extra night for $215

1 Eco Cabin plus Private Bunk (the private bunk room has two bunk beds and shares the private ensuite access with the eco cabin

4 People 2 Nights


$430 per person per night

Add an extra night for $215

1 Eco Cabin plus Private Bunk (the private bunk room has two bunk beds and shares the private ensuite access with the eco cabin




Subject to availability. Valid from 3rd October 2021 - 31 May 2022 
Booking must be placed at least 48 hours in advance. Click HERE to access full terms & conditions.



Heli Hike Details:


No matter your current level of fitness, this guided trip is an experience you will never forget. Enjoy the beauty of the mine tracks and 1200m of descent. All expeditions are guided by a professional and are based on a half day with transport to and from Camp Glenorchy to the air field. All trips include a stunning helicopter ride over the local mountain ridge, a heli drop off with your guide at your selected location and a wholesome and delicious lunch pack. Once dropped off enjoy your time on the mountain and the guided walk back down to the Glenorchy township taking in the amazing vistas. 




Your Accommodation:


By choosing to stay at Camp Glenorchy, you will be making a good choice for the planet and also supporting the local community. 

Camp Glenorchy is set up with a beautiful homestead with large lounge, fully equipped kitchen and dining room with views looking out on to the mountain ranges. There is also an outdoor fireplace where you can kick back and relax with a drink in the evening taking in the beautiful night sky and of course a marshmallow or too!   The rustic luxe-accommodation is designed in self contained chalets with ensuite bathrooms and outdoor seating. 

The whole place has been has been built to one of the highest standards of sustainability in the world, the Living Building Challenge, and has recently been acknowledged with the world's first ILFI Certification of Sustainability for visitor accommodations. It is now certified as Net-Positive for Energy, producing more energy than it consumes over a year through its solar panels. 





If you are looking for a trip that captures the magic of New Zealand, enables you to be explore the back country by foot but with the knowledge that you can return to a warm comfortable bed at the end of the day then Camp Glenorchy is for you!


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Our Reviews

Beautiful eco retreat :) Extremely warm and cosy rooms. The BEST composting toilet ever. Absolutely no odour. Loved the evening yin yoga. Really inspiring to stay in such a smart eco-friendly place. Super friendly staff. Plenty to do in Glenorchy.

AJ, Wellington

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