Stay in the latest eco-conscious accommodation in New Zealand
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Ditch the polluted city for a natural haven; a newly-opened accommodation complex promises to provide the most sustainable and eco-friendly hospitality in New Zealand. Camp Glenorchy, located at the head of Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand (a 40-minute drive from Queenstown), opened its doors in March this year and is the country’s first-ever Net Zero Energy accommodation. There is a huge range of cabins, bunkrooms or powered campervan/RV sites, with prices fit for any budget. The camp is the third stage of an environmentally sustainable tourism development known as The Headwaters, with all of the profits from bookings going to the local Glenorchy Community Trust to support initiatives that enhance the livability of the small town. All of the buildings situated within the camp are connected to a booking system, meaning that they are only heated up when necessary and the correct amount of hot water is saved up depending on the number of guests per room. The camp boasts recycled materials such as timbers and corrugated metal that make up the structures of the site. In order to reduce the demand for water, the site collects rain-water in underground tanks for re-use. Wastewater from showers, sinks and washing machines is treated on-site using natural systems and then recycled. The Headwaters project was created by US-born Glenorchy locals, Paul and Debbi Brainerd, who have previously undertaken environmentally-friendly projects in North America.
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