Kinloch Wilderness Retreat

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Average rating by guests Kinloch Wilderness Retreat: 7.8/10 Good
Reviews 56
Free Wi-Fi Parking

An à la carte breakfast menu is available from the on-site restaurant and there is a dinner service available by reservation only.

Located by the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Kinloch Wilderness Retreat offers a variety of rooms from dormitory rooms to Heritage queen rooms. Situated 26 km from Glenorchy, it offers the closest accommodation to the Greenstone and Routeburn hiking tracks. The lodge can arrange a pick-up or drop-off from the trails, upon request (surcharge applies). Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.

All rooms have access to the guest lounge with more than 100 DVDs, a fully equipped communal kitchen with large dining/lounge area and an outdoor hot tub with lake and mountain views. The kitchen lounge features board games, a book exchange and a wood-burning fireplace, with BBQ facilities in the courtyard outside. Laundry facilities are available.

The guest rooms at Kinloch Wilderness Retreat are split across 2 areas. The Heritage Lodge has 6 rooms, 2 luxurious bathrooms, a private lounge with coffee/tea facilities and a private terrace to enjoy the sunrise over the mountains and lake. The other 13 rooms are in the Wilderness area, with many featuring lake and mountain views. These all share the same bathroom facilities, located in the middle of the property. All rooms include bed linen, towels, hot water bottles, spare blankets, mirrors and electric power outlets. Heritage rooms also include bathrobes.

Queenstown airport is 74 km from the property. Kinloch Wilderness Retreat is 360 km from Milford Sound.

The tour desk can arrange local activities including horse riding, zip lining, fishing and hiking.

Nightly rates from $26

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Address: 860 Kinloch Road , 9372 Glenorchy, New Zealand

Number of rooms: 19


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Available Rooms

Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room

Max. guests: 1

Barbecue Inner courtyard view

This heated room offers access to shared bathroom facilities.

WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Beds: 1 bunk bed (variable size).

Room Facilities: Private entrance, Board games/puzzles, Tumble dryer, Inner courtyard view, Toilet, Wardrobe or closet, Barbecue, Socket near the bed, Outdoor furniture, Hairdryer, Outdoor dining area, Washing machine, Linen, Dining area, Seating Area, Shared bathroom, Heating, Dining table, Shower, Entire unit located on ground floor, Carpeted, Toilet paper, Ironing facilities, Towels.

Free public parking is possible at a location nearby..

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Budget Double Room

Max. guests: 2

Barbecue Inner courtyard view

This room is centrally located, next to the kitchen, movie lounge and courtyard. It has access to a shared toilet and shower facilities. Linen is provided.

WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Beds: 1 double bed (131-150 cm wide).

Room Facilities: Outdoor dining area, Washing machine, Outdoor furniture, Socket near the bed, Hairdryer, Barbecue, Wardrobe or closet, Inner courtyard view, Board games/puzzles, Tumble dryer, Toilet, Private entrance, Towels, Toilet paper, Ironing facilities, Entire unit located on ground floor, Carpeted, Shower, Dining table, Shared bathroom, Heating, Linen, Seating Area, Dining area.

Free public parking is possible at a location nearby..

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Bath Private bathroom Lake view Mountain view

This room has a en suite bathroom with a shower over a bath, a toilet and a basin. Linen, towels, blankets and hot water bottles are provided.

This room can accommodate a portacot if required.

WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Beds: 1 double bed (131-150 cm wide).

Room Facilities: Entire unit located on ground floor, Carpeted, Mountain view, Towels, Bath, Ironing facilities, Electric kettle, Toilet paper, Heating, Dining area, Seating Area, Linen, Shower, View, Dining table, Barbecue, Wardrobe or closet, Washing machine, Outdoor dining area, Hairdryer, Outdoor furniture, Socket near the bed, Lake view, Private entrance, Toilet, Board games/puzzles, Tumble dryer, Private bathroom.

Free public parking is possible at a location nearby..

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Private bathroom

Beds: 2 twin beds or full double bed

shared bathroom

Room Facilities: Dining area, Hairdryer, Heating, Microwave, Pets allowed, Shared bathroom, Shower, Toiletries, Towels, Bedsheets, Private entrance

Private bathroom TV

Free Wi-Fi

Beds: full double bed or 2 twin beds or bunk bed

shared bathroom

Room Facilities: Bathtub, Bathrobe, Bedsheets, Dining area, Hairdryer, Heating, Microwave, Pets allowed, Private entrance, Shower, Tea, Toiletries, Towels, Blackout blinds, Ironing facilities, Shared bathroom, Kettle or coffee maker, Telephone

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Reviews of Kinloch Wilderness Retreat 3.5*

Andrew P.



Amazing views, peaceful and secluded.

Tony P.



5/5. We had an excellent 2 night stay. A charming 1886 lodge, just oozing character, with a lovely big open fire in the lounge. A very comfortable bed. A big shared kitchen which we used. Excellent duck for dinner from the restaurant. We did wonder whether the location would be a challenge, but it wasn't at all. The unsealed road was really well graded and the slight remoteness added to the fun of the stay. The owners and staff could not have been kinder. We plan to walk more in the area and would definitely stay at the Kinloch Lodge again. Worth every dollar! Tony & Melanie Page.

Lisa A.



World class views, lovely staff, delicious food, superb gin…after walking the Routeburn track with three kids this was an amazing place to arrive at including a spa! Fantastic location with Glenorchy only a gorgeous 15min drive away for a nosy or Dart River jet boats. KWR is somewhere we’d go out of our way to stay again. Thank you.


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Business center
  • Bar
  • Concierge services
  • Tour assistance
  • Ticket service
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Bike rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Shops
  • Executive lounge access
  • Heating
  • Garden
  • Children's menu
  • Private entrance
  • BBQ facilities
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Wine/champagne
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Smoking areas
  • Mini-market on site
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fruits
  • Bottle of water
  • Public transport tickets
  • Shuttle service
  • Picnic area
  • Carpeted
  • Iron and board
  • Shopping on site
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Ticket assistance
  • Washing machine
  • Television in lobby
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Patio
  • No elevators
  • Iron
  • Ironing accessories (by request)
  • Area shuttle
  • Transfer services
  • Event facilities
  • Meeting and presentation facilities
  • Conference Hall
  • Playroom
  • Family/Kid Friendly
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Minimarket on site
  • Packed lunches
  • Reception desk


  • WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • In-room internet

Room Amenities

  • Common kitchen
  • Shared bathroom
  • Towels
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Shared toilet
  • View
  • Seating Area
  • Toilet paper
  • Socket near the bed
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels/sheets
  • Linen
  • Dining table
  • Tumble dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Dining area
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Fridge
  • Family rooms
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Smoke Detector
  • Shower/Bathtub
  • Bathtub
  • Wardrobe/Closet
  • Linens
  • Toiletries

Food & Drink

  • Bar
  • Coffee/tea for guests
  • Diet menu (on request)
  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Common kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave oven
  • Packed lunches
  • Kettle
  • Fruits
  • Wine/champagne
  • Children's menu
  • Special diet menus


  • Hiking
  • Library
  • BBQ facilities
  • Golf сourse (within 3 km)
  • Hot tub
  • Cycling
  • Playroom
  • Bike rental
  • Fishing
  • DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Canoeing
  • Books
  • Hiking
  • Happy hour
  • Horse riding
  • Live music/performance
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Picnic area
  • Fishing
  • Barbeque

Swimming Pool

  • Spa tub
  • Water sport facilities
  • Beach/pool towels


  • Cycling
  • Spa
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi


  • Accessible parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Street parking
  • Free public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed)
  • Parking
  • Free parking nearby
  • Free Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English
  • German
  • Finnish
  • English

Policies of Kinloch Wilderness Retreat

  • Check-In:

    14:00 - 00:00

  • Check-Out:

    08:00 - 10:00

  • Accepted Credit Card Payments:

    Mastercard, Visa, UnionPay Credit Card, Eftpos

  • Guests are recommended to book dinner in advance, if wishing to dine at Sawyers Restaurant.

    Due to location there is limited mobile coverage, Spark works well and Vodafone can be used by the lakefront. Also the last 9 km stretch of road to the property is unsealed.

    If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, please inform Kinloch Lodge in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

    Please note that prepayments will incur a 2.5% surcharge. If you wish to pay by bank transfer, or EFTPOS on arrival, we can arrange a refund of the prepayment.

    There is no age requirement for check-in

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