“Our goal is to connect our guests with the beauty of the land and the people of the area, all while renewing the body, mind and spirit.”
A truly magical place
Adventures in Paradise was born out of our passion for active travel, a love of the great outdoors, and the lifelong memories of the people we meet along the way. Glenorchy has been attracting visitors since the first European settlers arrived in 1861 and people continue to be drawn to this magical place today. Surrounded by towering mountains, braided rivers, deep-blue lakes and lush beech forests, we feel Glenorchy is a rare bit of paradise.
An intimate travel experience
In 2018, Adventures in Paradise founders Debbi and Paul Brainerd created New Zealand’s only net-positive energy accommodation, known today as The Headwaters Eco Lodge. Adventures in Paradise is the next step in their journey towards inspiring, educating and delighting visitors with small, intimate travel journeys that invite you to fully discover this beautiful landscape.
Adventures in Paradise
We can’t wait to share
paradise with you
On the fringes of Mt Aspiring National Park, surrounded by lush mountain trails, glacier-fed lakes, and braided rivers, The Headwaters Eco Lodge is a gateway to the world-famous Routeburn and Greenstone tracks, idyllic scenery and native flora and fauna.
For the most memorable experience, choose one of our all-inclusive Adventures in Paradise packages... or let us create a bespoke itinerary that embraces the best of everything you love to do.
This getaway offers four guided experiences in our outdoor enthusiast's paradise that are perfect for the active adventurer. If you're looking for something unique and authentic, this is for you. Be at one with nature by day, and enjoy seasonal food and wine by night, staying in low-footprint, eco-friendly accommodation.
Check out of the stresses and challenges of daily life and be immersed in nature. Explore Mount Aspiring National Park's stunning landscapes including guided private access through high country sheep stations and conservation land. Beautiful hikes, the freshest meals, and extraordinary locations.
Enjoy an all-inclusive weekend giving you a chance to unwind, reconnect with nature and enjoy amazing meals prepared by our fabulous chefs! This ultimate getaway makes every minute count and leaves you feeling refreshed and revitalised.
From private heli access into magical hiking locations to intimate fireside tasting experiences and exquisite dining with our outstanding chefs, this best-of-everything getaway showcases some of New Zealand’s most stunning landscapes. Legendary personal service and special touches throughout.