Escape to the Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp

Snow covered peaks, glassy lakes, glacial rivers and beech forests that stretch further than the eye can see… the makings of an idyllic destination postcard? Or just the everyday charm of Glenorchy? After two house-bound years, we are all in need of a good leg stretch and a big puff of fresh air. What better place for a good ol’ adventure than this natural utopia waiting for you in the South Island? Glenorchy is the perfect place to get the blood pumping and we have the perfect way of doing it.

The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp is the ultimate wild nature experience. Nestled amongst the natural splendours of the Unesco South West New Zealand World Heritage Area, or Te Wāhipounamu, the remote yet pristine wilderness is the idyllic backdrop for the alpine base camp’s location. With spectacular alps, forests, river systems, lakes and wild ocean coastlines, there’s no better way to get away from it all than by totally immersing yourself in the natural world.

The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp offers a wide range of ‘all-inclusive’ wild nature adventure packages. Whether you're in need of some much-needed alone time, a getaway with your significant other, or a trip that the whole family can enjoy, there’s an adventure for everyone - regardless of age, ability, fitness or experience. Most importantly, the alpine base camp’s number one priority is making sure that the adventure stories you take home are worthy of occupying ‘prime time’ in the museum of your great life. 

A regenerative way of travelling and discovering new places, The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp not only offers an experience amongst nature, but an experience that protects nature itself. With the camp’s low carbon footprint, whole food menus and small tour groups, no one will ever know you were there…

An intimate series of huts will act as your humble abode during your alpine adventure. With cosy splashes of colour, bluetooth speakers, snug blankets, ambient lighting and a locally-made wood burning stove to keep you warm, you’ll feel at home in the mountains. Whether the camp itself is your base for the duration of your stay or the finish point of your great escapade, a welcoming warmth awaits your arrival after a big day of trekking. 

And the best part? You don't have to lift a finger. The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp  not only handles your transfers, but additionally sorts out all the logistics that come with planning a trip. Pack lists, specialist equipment, inductions and the best guides in the business - all sorted! All you need to do is pack a bag, grab a friend and jump onto a plane heading to Queenstown. 

It is our human duty to seek adventure. Whether you’re a wilderness first-timer or seasoned alpine explorer, stepping out of your comfort zone is crucial in order to connect with yourself and the world around you. Be vulnerable, experience smallness, dwell within awe and open yourself to new experiences with The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp. The adventure of a lifetime awaits…