Scenic Walking Tracks and Hikes in Glenorchy

The Glenorchy area has an abundance of walking tracks, hikes and tramps. Whether you are looking to do a day walk or you are planning on walking the famous Routeburn track, Camp Glenorchy is the perfect place to start or end your journey.

Your journey starts where the road ends.


Camp Glenorchy is ideally located for a number of day walks and is only 25km from the start of the famous Routeburn track - one of the Great Walks of New Zealand. 



Day Walks

Glenorchy has a wide range of day walks that take in the stunning mountain scenery and lakes. The famous Glenorchy boardwalk is suitable for all levels of fitness and is a great family walk. Take a look at what we consider the top 5 walks in Glenorchy.  


Guided Walks

We have a range of guided walks that you can choose from. Our local guides make the experience one to remember sharing stories about the area and knowledge of the local fauna and wildlife. Take a look at the guided walk options.



Great Walks of NZ - The Routeburn Track

Journey into the World Heritage area of the Mt Aspiring National Park and experience the peace and serenity of a forest created thousands of years ago. Walk all of the track in 3 days or part of the track and take in the variety of landscapes, mountainous peaks, sheer rock faces, alpine basins, pristine lakes, cascading waterfalls, turquoise rivers and million dollar views around every corner.


Heli Hiking

Experience the beauty of the Queenstown Lakes Region from above with a heli hike. Enjoy a stunning helicopter ride from Glenorchy up into the local mountain range and then hike down enjoying the beautiful alpine scenery. It's definitely something you will remember forever so take a look at the heli hiking options and pick a walk that suits your fitness level. Self-guided tours and guided tours available. 


Why stay at Camp Glenorchy?


Camp Glenorchy is nestled between two soaring mountain ranges, a glacier-topped peak and the river-fed headwaters of Lake Wakatipu. It's a stunning location and a great place to start or end your walk. Offering a selection of accommodation for all budgets and the option of track transport and rentable lockers Camp Glenorchy simply makes things easier. You can also leave you car in our off road car park whilst you hike and we have laundry facilities and hot showers on your return. We even have Mrs Woolly's General Store on our doorstep for any last minute items before you start!



Because Small Things Make a Difference


We can organise track transport for you from Camp Glenorchy or we can come and collect you from your final destination. We also have rentable lockers for your convenience on site giving you peace of mind whilst you are on your hike.



Track Transport

Track transport to and from your chosen walk is something that saves lots of time and hassle.  We know the local area and suppliers so can arrange for a bus to drop and collect or we can have your car transferred for you to collect after your walk. Take a look at the track transport options available. 


Rentable Lockers

Having a secure place to store your possessions is important especially when you are leaving to go on a 3 day hike! The rentable lockers at Camp Glenorchy enables you to store your backpack and valuables for the duration of your walk and will be clean and dry for your return. 


Accommodation Options


Camp Glenorchy has a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets. Whether you are looking to share a room with your mates, bunkhut style or you are looking for a bit of luxury to relax and recoup after you walk we have a selection available. Plus with any accommodation you also get use of the main homestead with stunning greenstone lounge and the fully equipped modern kitchen and large dining room.




These cabins are ideal if you are on your own or with friend and want to keep costs low. Facilities are just across the way with toilets, hot showers, rentable lockers and laundry. Breakfast is included in the price of the room. 



Twin Eco Cabin

Our warm, welcoming Eco Cabins offer the perfect accommodation before or after your walk. Enjoy the stunning views, walk in rain shower plus a delicious breakfast in the morning!




Eco Cabin

Each cabin includes an ensuite bathroom with walk-in rain shower, covered verandah and lounge chairs to take in the breathtaking views. There is free Wi-Fi and a delicious breakfast served at the dining room every morning.



Premium Cabin 

The premium cabins are more spacious and include ensuite bathrooms with walk-in rain showers. Enjoy luxury linens, fine artwork and a covered verandah to relax and take in the views. Free wifi and a delicious breakfast is included.



Giving Back to Mother Nature 


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 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. All of the profits from Camp Glenorchy go to the Glenorchy Community Trust and benefit the local community. Click here to find out more.


Our Reviews

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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