Sustainable practices take centrestage at a new campground in New Zealand’s South Island focused on energy and water conservation.
Camp Glenorchy, 40 minutes’ drive from Queenstown, will open in December 2017 featuring rustic but comfortable accommodation for up to 70 guests, suitable for business retreats, workshops and tourist groups. There is a choice of basic or deluxe energy-efficient cabins with ensuites, bunkrooms, powered campervan/RV sites or even unpowered camping sites for a taste of life off the grid.
Everything from the design and choice of materials to its operating practices is aimed at achieving Net Zero energy consumption each year. Guests are encouraged to control their own energy efficiency and have the option to check in as an “Eco-Warrior”. Choices for heating, lighting, shower temperature and individual energy use can be tracked using an interactive in-room control panel.