Located 28 mi from Queenstown, Camp Glenorchy offers accommodations in Glenorchy, surrounded by mountain views. The Headwaters Eco Lodge is New Zealand's first net zero sustainable property. All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, heated floors and we now offering cooked breakfast and 3 course dinner included with all our accommodations types. Outdoor adventures such as skiing, cycling, skydiving, tramping and horse-riding can all be enjoyed within close proximity of Camp Glenorchy. Routeburn Track is 12 mi from the accommodations. The nearest airport is Queenstown Airport, 31 mi from the property.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Free Parking Available On Site


Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 king bed
or
2 twin beds
1 king bed
and
2 bunk beds
or
2 twin beds
and
2 bunk beds
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Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.5
Facilities
8.9
Cleanliness
9.4
Comfort
9.4
Value for money
7.5
Location
9.6
Free WiFi
10
High score for Glenorchy
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Kate
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Loved everything the staff were great , the lodge & all the eco sustainable initiatives , the landscaping
  • John
    United States of America United States of America
    Eclectic in ambiance….very comfortable lodging The staff were warm and gracious. The chef(s) at the top of their craft. Their attention to the environmental concerns of our planet were way ahead of the curve. Too be applauded.
  • James
    United States of America United States of America
    Best stay of our 2 week NZ holiday. Staff, facilities, food (!) all unparalleled. Attention to sustainability in a sleek, efficient property was very intriguing and a major highlight.

Managed by The Headwaters Eco Lodge

Company review score: 9.5Based on 60 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

The Headwaters Eco Lodge opened in March 2018, it has been created from the ground up using green design philosophies and is the first ever guest accommodation designed according to the Living Building Challenge - the most rigorous sustainability standards in the world. The Living Building Challenge (LBC) suggests buildings should function as cleanly and efficiently as a flower, using this metaphor to guide performance across seven ‘petals’ of sustainability: Health & Happiness, Energy, Water, Materials, Place, Beauty and Equity. To achieve LBC’s imperatives, The Headwaters Eco Lodge has been created through a process of collaboration; in contrast to typical building projects which involve architects, designers, engineers and tradespeople working in silos, The Headwater’s approach also included local artists, craftspeople, and energy management specialists. The Headwaters Lodge is the vision and collaborative creation of Paul and Debbi Brainerd, philanthropists who have previously established environmentally-sensitive, community-based education projects in North America. The Lodge seeks to in inspire and share learnings about new standards in sustainable tourism.

Property info

The Headwaters Lodge at Camp Glenorchy sits in the heart of the beautiful scenic village of Glenorchy. It encompasses a stunning Lodge and 14 beautiful chalets perfect for couples, families and groups alike. The Headwaters Lodge is New Zealand’s first Net Positive energy visitor destination. All profits from The Headwaters Lodge benefit the Glenorchy Community Trust, directed by local community members. TIME Magazine has named The Headwater Eco Lodge at Camp Glenorchy in the World’s 100 Greatest Places of 2019. Featured in its September 2019 issue, The Headwaters Eco Lodge is the only New Zealand accommodation chosen to make this list, and one of only 44 of TIME Magazine’s “must go” accommodation destinations in the world. Outdoor adventures such as guided walks, skiing, cycling, skydiving, tramping and horse-riding, mountain biking, jet boat, can all be enjoyed within close proximity of the Lodge.

Neighborhood info

Blessed with a remarkable array of natural beauty and terrain, Glenorchy offers something for everyone, from the peaceful to the exhilarating to the sublime. We help our guests at The Headwaters Eco Lodge to explore the area on foot, on bikes and horseback; by jet boat, canyoning or funyak; via 4WD all-terrain vehicles, heli or plane-- with or without an expert tramping, photography, birding or movie set location guide. There are a multitude of options for immersing yourself in Glenorchy's natural beauty, from a 30-minute wander around our historic township, to a 45-minute boardwalk through a pristine lagoon at the edge of town to your choice of gorgeous hikes of varying lengths all less than an hour away. If you would like to revitalise the spirit, we offer on-site morning yoga classes three times a week at The Headwaters Lodge. All guests and the community are welcome to join by koha donation.

Languages Spoken

German,English,Spanish

Area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant
    • Open for
      Dinner
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of The Headwaters Eco Lodge
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Free toiletries
Bedroom
  • Linens
View
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • View
Outdoors
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Themed dinners
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Movie nights
    Additional charge
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Hiking
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
    Additional charge
  • Tour desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
General
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Spa
  • Yoga classes
  • Massage chair
  • Full-body massage
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish

House rules

The Headwaters Eco Lodge takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

From 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib upon request
Free

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

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Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM.

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please note that there is a 2.5% charge when you pay with a credit card.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform The Headwaters Eco Lodge of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Quiet hours are between 22:00:00 and 06:00:00.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

FAQs about The Headwaters Eco Lodge

  • Check-in at The Headwaters Eco Lodge is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Yes, The Headwaters Eco Lodge is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The Headwaters Eco Lodge offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Full-body massage
    • Bike tours
    • Bicycle rental
    • Movie nights
    • Yoga classes
    • Themed dinners
    • Horseback riding
    • Walking tours
    • Massage chair
    • Tour or class about local culture

  • The prices at The Headwaters Eco Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The Headwaters Eco Lodge has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • The Headwaters Eco Lodge is 1,650 feet from the center of Glenorchy. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.