Glenorchy FUNKY BUNKER ex film set

Bach or holiday home | Glenorchy | #20506

9.1/10 (46 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking
  • Best Quirky Fun 2013


  • Unique building, originally built for the film set of the movie
  • Sit by the fire enjoying the tranquility of being at peace surrounded by mountain vistas.
  • Endless opportunities for outdoor activities.

“2013 SILVER Winner Golden Piwa Awards" BEST IN QUIRKY & FUN!

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 basic layout is the main cabin inclusive of: shower/laundry, fire place, kitchen, lounge area, opening onto a deck adjoining a 1940s caravan (the bedroom has a queen size mattress) in a large private garden setting surrounded by a hedge and mountain vistas. For two children there is the option of using the L-shaped settee as two single beds in the lounge.

Bathroom amenities are basic with a out house toilet, (photo attached) and a hot running water indoor shower.

There is an outdoor fire made from the metal bucket of an old digger, so you can sit under the crisp starry 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 an additional fee per person.

It is not just a very comfortable place to stay but the entire surreal landscape at your back door.

ACTIVITIES: Gateway 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! To book any of these activities contact:

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only. Check in after 3pm and check out is by 11am If bookings are more than 2 persons it is an extra $20 per person


  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Boat ramp
  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bunker

    Combined living/sleeping area,The main bunker living space has with the option of using the settee as two single beds for extra people over two staying in the sleep out caravan.

    1 x Single bed

  • Caravan

    !940's caravan roof built over the top, completely renovated with new carpet heating Queens size super comfortable mattress, small log burner for cosiness, fairy lights for ambience.

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $38.00 per stay (required)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat rate tariff
19-Jan-17 to 19-Apr-18
$115+/night $115+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (55)

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  • Lovely place

    Lovely place

    ScottRi4 new member Jan 2017

  • Amazing little hide out James!! Absolutely loved our stay and will be...

    Amazing little hide out James!! Absolutely loved our stay and will be rebooking for sure. Thanks again for allowing us to experience your little piece of paradise!! Hannah and Jade x

    HannahDo8 new member Dec 2016

  • Lovely location, great "rustic" property, walking distance to cafes, restaurants, walks

    Lovely location, great "rustic" property, walking distance to cafes, restaurants, walks

    NickyTa2 66%|3x Dec 2016

  • Absolutely awesome, clean, tidy and very friendly locals

    Absolutely awesome, clean, tidy and very friendly locals. Thoroughly loved it and hope to be back again soon.

    SMC 100%|1x Jul 2016

  • This is a cracking property, fantastic private location with amazing views

    This is a cracking property, fantastic private location with amazing views.

    RowlandS new member Jun 2016

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