Mrs Woollys General Store

Take a beautiful winter drive to Glenorchy on Saturday, 24th September for a day full of fun

With a focus on our region’s best “Hunters & Gatherers,” things start at Mrs Woolly’s General Store at 10am with a gourmet BBQ Breakfast Bun and a special “Fresh & Yummy” fresh veg stall spray-free and direct from the North Island.

From 1-4pm, come learn how to make beer from whole grains, grow your own microgreens, and how to make your own tasty, healthy fermented foods.

At 4:30, the Hunter, the Chef and the Winemaker step up: a local fishing guide, Darren Lovell of Fishbone Restaurant, and Grant Taylor of Valli Vineyards share their best tales and tips.

The cash bar opens at 5:30pm, and at 5:45 a delicious dinner ($35pp for dinner and the movie) is served:

  • Fiordland Wild Venison Cassoulet Pie
  • Wakatipu Fish Chowder, with wild Glenorchy watercress, purple heart potato and Otago saffron
  • New season asparagus

At 7:00pm, filmmaker James Reardon introduces Hallowed Isles, a deeply-felt, beautifully-filmed exploration of the Chatham Islands and the unique lifestyles, life and ecosystems that make their way in this rugged outpost 800km offshore.

Get your tickets for dinner and the movie (pre-booking required) now at EventFinda – the rest is free!

Come join in the fun on Saturday, 24 September!

03 409 0051

64 Oban Street, Glenorchy, NZ
Opening Hours 10am - 5:30pm
Closed Wednesdays

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A Sampling of Goodies from Mrs. Woolly’s General Store

Fresh, healthy takeaway foods for your picnic hamper

Grab and go with an array of delicious sandwich wraps, layered salads, inventive little bowls of grains and goodness, and made-to-order pour-over coffee to nourish the body and fuel your fun.

Organic produce, fresh pastries and grocery supplies

Good-for-your-body ingredients ignite a foodie’s imagination with a generous medley of New Zealand-sourced basics and indulgences to make any tummy smile.

Imaginative gifts and inspiring discoveries

Something for everyone, from the unique memento of your visit to the South Island to the perfect find for Aunt Doris to that special something you didn’t know you needed.

Everything you’ll need to enjoy the wide range of breathtakingly beautiful hikes and things to do at the river, on the trail or in the valleys

BPA-free water bottles, hiking poles, binoculars, maps and guides, sunscreen, lip balm, a hat or that extra layer—stop by before or after you head up the valley to be sure you’re ready for the promise of a day you’ll remember, at the head of the lake and the heart of the mountains.

Meanwhile, over on TripAdvisor...

“Glenorchy, Kinloch and Paradise are all jewels of the south island but this is a glittering gem all by itself. If you do anything in the area stop by here. Just stop here, you couldn’t regret it if you tried.” CD, TripAdvisor
“Definitely a must do if you are a foodie. Excellent selection of food to choose from and gifts. But my real reason was to try the gelato recommended by TripAdvisor. It lived up to my expectations.” Janr20, TripAdvisor
“Ever bought a first aid kit, an amazing book for kids, and a fresh beef steak for BBQ at the same place? This store is truly general and really offers the atmosphere of a flashback to the 1920ies with modern flavor! A must see when visiting Glenorchy!” MItweltler, TripAdvisor
“There is a great range of high quality non-food stuff as well: the place is packed and requires serious fossicking. Take a break from Queenstown and whizz on up to the top of Lake Wakatipu and drop in on the Glenorchy General Store. Go there to buy interesting, nutritious food on your way into the Greenstone/ Caples/ Routeburn/ Dart/ Wherever.” Jacqueline405
“This is a little gold mine not to be missed at any cost. The store has the most yummy organic food and the most wonderful gifts and treasures that you really won’t want to miss. The staff are super helpful. Stop off here and get your sandwiches and cookies and drinks and pick up a few ‘one of a kind’ gifts to take home. I’m already having withdrawal effects and can’t wait to go back one day.” Nikki R, TripAdvisor
“A haven with heart.” 66Kiwi, TripAdvisor

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