Exclusive Experience

Greenstone Hut Overnight Experience

Nestled in the heart of the Greenstone Valley lies The Greenstone Hut – we call this Te Whare Pounamu. The Greenstone Valley is located near the upper reaches of Lake Whakatipu which is the lake near Queenstown, New Zealand.

Greenstone Hut in the Greenstone Valley NZ

Te Whare Pounamu hut in the Greenstone valley

This rustic, yet comfortable high-country hut, has been purpose-built to cater exclusively for Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters passengers so you can enjoy guided heli-fishing, heli-hiking or simply the pristine outdoor wilderness.

Greenstone Valley and River

Situated on the banks of the pristine Greenstone River, Te Whare Pounamu is surrounded by native beech forest on one side. The expansive view focuses on the wide-open valley floor characterised by tussocks, a meandering river with tree covered mountains in the distance.

A quiet picnic spot by the Greenstone River.

A quiet picnic spot by the Greenstone River.

Exclusive Guided Experience

Our experienced guides bring with them a rich knowledge of the great outdoors, including heli-fishing and heli-hiking.

From the moment you depart from Queenstown and land by scenic helicopter flight you’ll be amazed by the untouched wilderness that surrounds you. Spend the afternoon hiking or fishing before enjoying a hearty dinner in our high-country hut, Te Whare Pounamu.

Impressive waterfalls during a hike in Greenstone Valley.

Impressive waterfalls are just a short walk away.

Your overnight stay at the high-country hut includes bunk-style sleeping arrangements for up to six guests with an adjacent shower and toilet facility.

A comfortable open plan living, dining, kitchen area allows you to share the tales from the day and plan the next day’s excursions.

After exploring the Greenstone Valley the next morning, your adventure will end with a scenic helicopter flight to Queenstown.


A guided excursion into the Greenstone Valley allowing guests the opportunity to heli-fish or heli-hike in the pristine wilderness of the Greenstone Valley.

Accommodation, dinner and breakfast included. (Fishing license – if chosen activity – is additional).

Each trip is customized to guest needs but is aimed at allowing for approximately a 24 hour experience, including the overnight stay.

This experience is available year round.

Please contact our customer services team for further details.