Mrs Woollys General Store

Come to Glenorchy on Sunday, October 23 to celebrate the start of summer with a full day of family fun

Let’s Get Outdoors Together

The theme for Great Glenorchy Getaway Day is Getting Outdoors for Summer. Come for the day - or the whole weekend: Mrs. Woolly’s Campground opens for the season on 22 October.

Fresh, Delicious Foods & Fabulous Finds

The festivities begin at 10 am. Start your day with Mrs. Woolly’s famous hot-off-the grill BBQ Breakfast Buns hop and browse market stalls and the always-fun car boot sale.

Fun for Kids of All Ages

Enjoy face painting, balloon man, and children’s and family races.

Inspiring Workshops

The afternoon schedule includes something for everyone, including three free workshops to inspire you to get outside:

  • 1:00pm: Discover how to make your own nature-inspired metal sculptures
  • 2:00pm: Learn to plant your own organic produce
  • 3:00pm: Discover five secret hikes at the head of the lake

Camp Glenorchy Tours

  • 3:00pm: Come tour one of Camp Glenorchy’s cosy NetZero cabins and see the inner workings of some of NZ’s most resource-efficient accommodations while you can still see what will make them tick

Fun All Afternoon

  • Take a $99 scenic heli flight over the Head of the Lake with Heli Glenorchy
  • Shop at Mrs. Woolly’s General Store for specials on garden, adventure, and outdoor supplies

Dinner, Winetasting, and a Movie

Wind up your Great Glenorchy Getaway Day with dinner and movie.

  • Winemaker Quintin Quider will share his stories of living on Stewart Island, Founding Wild Earth Wines, and learning to cook fresh local foods that pair with his exquisite NZ Pinot Noirs.
  • Enjoy the family-friendly Kiwi-made hit Hunt for the Wilderpeople, about a defiant city kid and his cantankerous foster dad, who find themselves unexpectedly on the run in the bush.
  • For just $35 per person you’ll get a hearty roasted dinner made on Wild Earth wine barrels plus the movie.

Book Your Spot Today!

Pre-booking for the dinner and a movie package is encouraged. Save your space in person at Mrs. Woolly’s, call us at 03 409 0051, or visit us online at and search on Great Glenorchy Getaway Day.

Don’t miss the Great Glenorchy Getaway day on Sunday 23 October.

Come for the whole Labour Day weekend and stay at Mrs Woolly’s Campground: it’s time to start to lean into the early days of summer and enjoy the outdoors!

03 409 0051

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

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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.

Bikes for Hire

Make your visit to Glenorchy extra special by hiring a bike when you get here! Available for a full day or half day, self-guided with maps or guided by Revolution Bike Tours (0800 274 3348), seeing this beautiful place on two wheels – with a picnic from Mrs Woolly’s pantry! – makes your trip healthy, memorable and fun.

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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