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Great Glenorchy Getaway Day - Getting Outdoors for Summer


Sun 23 Oct 2016, 10:00am–9:30pm

Where: Mrs Woolly's General Store, 64 Oban Street, Glenorchy, Queenstown Lakes

Restrictions: All Ages

This month, the Great Glenorchy Getaway Day is scheduled on Labour Weekend - Sunday 23 October.

With the theme “Getting Outdoors for Summer”, Mrs Woolly’s General Store will be featuring fresh seasonal market stalls, a car boot sale, face painting and balloons, family races, an afternoon of workshops on creative ways to enjoy the great outdoors, tours of Camp Glenorchy, live blues music and as special showing of New Zealand’s international film hit, the 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople'.

Adventurer, chef and Wild Earth winemaker Quinton Quider will pour a selection of his latest wines, share stories about living on Stewart Island and prepare a wine-barrel roast dinner before a live performance by local guitar and blues artist Gilly Darbey, followed by the movie.

Mrs Woolly’s increasingly-famous hot-off-the-grill BBQ Breakfast Buns kick off the day at 10am along with market stalls and a car boot sale. At 11am the family fun begins with children’s face painting and the balloon man, followed by family races with prizes. A special raffle will be held for a $600 scooter - attendees can enter to win the “Rolls Royce” of kick scooters designed for both adult for child use - with all raffle proceeds to benefit the Glenorchy Community Trust.

At 1pm a series of workshops will kick off with Cromwell artist Rachel Hirabayashi demonstrating how to create nature-inspired metal sculptures from found objects. Specialists and children from the Glenorchy School will share tips and tricks on planting a bountiful organic garden and accomplished local trampers will reveal five secret locations for the best hiking at the head of Lake Wakatipu.

Throughout the day, HELI Glenorchy will be offering special $99 heli-flights to get up above it all and begin to imagine what outdoor adventures summer will hold!

“Labour Weekend signals the start of the spring/summer season in Glenorchy, which is a great time to get growing, moving and adventuring,” said Mrs Woolly’s General Manager Debbie Crompton. “Mrs Woolly’s Campground is opening for the season on the Saturday 22nd too, which means visitors on the Sunday have a range of accommodation options to come to Glenorchy and stay for the night or the whole holiday weekend.”

Mrs Woolly’s special Wild Earth wine-barrel roast dinner and the movie together booked together cost just $35. Tickets are available via this page or at Mrs Woolly’s General Store.

The Sunday 23rd October event is the fourth of five monthly seasonal events being held at Mrs Woolly’s General Store between July and November. Each features fresh market offerings, entertainment, education and inspiration for locals and residents and visitors to the greater Wakatipu basin. The last event will be held in November and will focus on Arts and Artists.