At the head of the lake, heart of the mountains
reathtaking Glenorchy New Zealand has captured the imaginations and hearts of travellers for 150 years. Set snugly between two soaring mountain ranges, a glacier-topped peak and the two rivers that feed the headwaters of Lake Wakatipu, Glenorchy is a beautiful destination with an endless variety of things to do, from the peaceful to the exhilarating to the sublime.
Picture yourself in one of Time Magazine’s 2019 World's 100 Greatest Places: The Headwaters Eco Lodge has been created from the ground up to delight and inspire our guests. Whether you’re an active adventurer or looking to relax, here in you’ll find stunning natural beauty, hand-crafted artistry and warm, welcoming Kiwi hospitality.
New Zealand’s only Net Positive Energy accommodation offers luxurious chalets with premium linens, original art and special touches throughout.
Our quiet, comfortable Eco Chalets with private ensuite offer the perfect accommodation to explore all there is to do in Glenorchy. With private covered decks and eye-popping views of the towering mountains nearby, our Chalets provide ample space for individuals, couples or friends.
The choices we make around what to eat and drink are central to our overall well-being. Our Adventures in Paradise menus and tasting experiences include fresh, tasty, locally-sourced foods, wines, craft beers and beverages that change with the seasons and connect us both to our bodies as well as to our sense of place and community.
Described by former Prime Minister Bill English as a 'national treasure', The Headwaters Eco Lodge is your home away from home. There are so many delightful and exquisite creative details woven throughout this property, you'll need the full length of your stay to fully appreciate its artisan-crafted nature and how incredibly welcoming and comfortable state-of-the-art sustainable accommodations can be.
The small rural village of Glenorchy is a quintessential New Zealand community, set at the confluence of two rivers and several mountain ranges at the head of sparkling Lake Wakatipu. Here, we wake up each morning to the soaring natural beauty that surrounds us and give thanks for another day with our wonderful guests as well as the gift of being part of this remarkable, resilient community.
The Headwaters Eco Lodge is designed, built and operated in line with the philosophy and principles of the Living Building Challenge (LBC), recognised as the most stringent environmental building certification in the world. We are registered under the Living Building Challenge Petal Certification pathway for the Energy, Water, and Beauty Petals.
The Headwaters Eco Lodge was designed to inspire its visitors to learn about what's possible with innovative sustainability technologies as well as art and crafts woven throughout the design. Guests and visitors can take a tour to discover all aspects of our many sustainability choices, or simply relax into the warm comfortable stay they provide.
All profits from The Lodge and Adventures in Paradise benefit the Glenorchy Community Trust, directed by local community members. The mission of the Trust is to increase the vibrancy and resilience of the community of Glenorchy. The Trust funds projects that focus on education, art, sustainability and health. Click here to find out more about the Glenorchy Community Trust.
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