Glenorchy FUNKY BUNKER ex Film Set

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Coll St, Glenorchy, Otago 9372, New Zealand

The Space

ACCOMMODATION: Originally the Bunker from the Mountaineering Film Set of, "Vertical Limit."
Yes watch the film it was an ammunitions bunker storing nitro glycerin on the top of a mountain in Pakistan, in actual fact the film was shot on the top of Mount Earnslaw which you can see in the distance from the deck. The bunker has been flown around New Zealand under a helicopter also appearing on Mt Cook ,with film crew poring over it.
Now too heavy to fly as it has been converted into a funky cosy cabin, tiny house style.
The setting is in a extremely private secret garden with a 10 plus foot hedge on all perimeters!

The basic layout is the main cabin inclusive of; shower/laundry, fire place, kitchen et, lounge area, opening onto a deck adjoining a 1940's caravan (the bedroom, queen size mattress) in a large private garden setting surrounded by a hedge and mountain vistas. For two children or adults there is the option of using the L settee as two single beds in the lounge.
Bathroom amenities are basic with a long drop toilet, photo attached, and a hot running indoor shower.
There is an out door fire made from the metal bucket of an old digger so you can sit under the stary nights of the New Zealand sky with the warmth and crackle of a fire before you retire to the cabin. There is the option of having extra guests camp in the half acre garden for the additional fee per person.
It is not just a very comfortable place to stay but the entire surreal landscape at your back door.

Cooking facilities: Gas cook top in main hut and microwave.
Out side there is a wood fueled BQ which also be used as a smoke style oven. Plates, glasses, all utensils and cooking pans supplied.

Located in the Glenorchy township a short ten minute stroll to the lakes edge and a country style cafe, the "GYC," with the best food ever. They even make their own homemade rye bread and mayonnaise, eggs benni and latte on the deck in the morning or a gourmet pizza and a glass of wine in the evening.
Glenorchy is the ultimate in country eclectic communities with only 250 local residence, two pubs, a possum fur shop, petrol station, craft shop, golf course, many tourism based activity businesses, surrounded by farms up the arms of the two glacial fed valleys that feed the head of the lake.
There is a small general store but best to do your shopping in Queenstown before you arrive then you can tune out from the world and get down to the basics. It is a farming community where everyone knows each other and pitches in with community spirit a quality that is lacked from mainstream western society. I lived here for over two years and never locked my door once and left my car keys in the ignition.

ACTIVITIES: Gate way to the outdoors you can just kick back and read a book OR; Skydive, horse trek, 4wd excursions, fly fishing, sailing on the lake, kayaking, kite surfing, jet boating, canyoning, paragliding, a half hour walk around the wetland or two days walk through to Milford sound, You name it!

Glenorchy is a small settlement nestled in spectacular scenery at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu in Otago on New Zealand's south Island. It is approximately 45 kilometres by road or boat from Queenstown, the nearest large town.
Glenorchy is a popular tourist spot, close to many tramping tracks. It lies near the borders of Mount Aspiring National Park and Fiordland National Park. The local scenery received worldwide attention when it was used as one of the settings in the first of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films. The scene where Boromir was slain and leant near a tree, Lothlórien and Orthanc were a few that were shot in Paradise. Vertical Limit and X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian were also filmed in the area.

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Interaction with Guests

Limited, there are two caretakers available if need be but on the Funky Bunker will be ready on your arrival and total privacy is yours.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0.5
Beds: 2
Extra people: $18 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $521 /week
Cleaning Fee: $27
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Staying here was a wonderful finish to our trek. Three tired treckers (Caples+Routeburne) The bunker met our expectations, was warm, comfortable and had everything we needed. The bunker was absolutely as described. thanks James.

    April 2014
  • RADDEST PLACE EVER!!!! If Glenorchy's on the map stay no where else!!!!

    James and His crew were so helpful. HIGHLY recommend it!

    March 2014
  • I had a fantabulous time in your bunkers. It felt like we were camping but with permanent tents. We had the best view when we woke up in the morning...snow capped mountains!!! I would recommend this place to my friends if they want adventure!! Thanks, James, for making us feel at home.

    March 2014
  • Our family of four really enjoyed the bunker. The rain on the day forced us to stay indoors where we enjoyed some DVDs and the fireplace.

    March 2014
  • So. Effing. Awesome. Aside from the perfect location in magical and wonderful Genorchy, the Funky Bunker is quirky and fun and romantic in all the right ways. Sure, it's rustic -- somewhere between camping and a house -- but it's so thoughtfully set up and well-furnished that the rad funkiness of the Bunker become it's greatest asset. You've got to be game for using a pit toilet... but if that doesn't scare you off (which it shouldn't) then the Funky Bunker should be at the top of your list. You're sure to never forget it.

    What a place! We'll got back if we can. One of the highlights of our trip.

    March 2014
  • Loved everything about the Funky Bunker!! Glenorchy was an amazing town, the bunker was as cool as it looks online and James was very helpful to suggest great things to do around the area.

    February 2014
  • Great stay in the funky bunker. Very relaxing and a lovely garden. Glenorchy is a very chilled out town and the bunker was the perfect base to do some walks and relaxing.

    Everything you need is in the house but make sure you do your shopping in Queenstown before!

    February 2014
  • Wow!! The funky bunker was even better than we expected it was awesome and we highly recommend it to anyone looking at staying there...
    It is clean, private cosy,and you have everything you need right there..
    We LOVED it!!!!
    Thanks to the funky bunker team for providing such a unique and fun accommodation option!
    Naomi and Stacey

    February 2014
  • We loved the funky bunker! The location was peaceful and private, but within walking distance of the shops, bars and restaurants of Glenorchy. The bunker itself was comfortable, quirky and had everything we needed. We also liked the fairy lights around the window in the caravan!

    February 2014
  • This was a wonderful place. Surrounded by amazing scenery and a great base for hiking, mountain biking, etc.

    January 2014
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I'm a avid traveller and outdoor enthusiast. I discovered Glenorchy on a ski trip in 2002. Then ended back in New Zealand 2006 doing a refit on a yacht after crossing the pacific and brought this slice of heaven. I live in the South of France and have used AirBnB regularly finding it to be such a great directory with so many cool places to stay. Now I can provide a great experience to others through my eyes of my discovery in New Zealand. You will love Glenorchy, it truly is a slice of heaven, as there is only one road in it has a majestic butterfly net effect. One of those Hotel Calfornia's!!
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