Located by the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Kinloch Wilderness Retreat offers a variety of rooms from dormitory rooms to Heritage queen rooms. Located 16 mi from Glenorchy, it offers the closest accommodations 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 WiFi is available throughout the property.

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

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.

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

Queenstown airport is 46 mi from the property. Kinloch Wilderness Retreat is 224 mi from Milford Sound.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Kinloch Wilderness Retreat has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Aug 30, 2012

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

FREE parking!


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4 reasons to choose Kinloch Wilderness Retreat

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • The staff speaks English
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Area info *
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What's nearby
  • Routeburn Track
    10 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Lake Lake Wakatipu
    0.1 miles
  • River Dart River
    0.1 miles
Closest Airports
  • Queenstown Airport
    22.7 miles
How to get to Kinloch Wilderness Retreat from Queenstown Airport
    Car
    Free parking is available.
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Restaurant

    Food: Local

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Amenities of Kinloch Wilderness Retreat
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Pets
Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
Activities
  • Live music/Performance
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing Additional charge
  • Game room
  • Fishing Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Street parking
Transportation
  • Public transit tickets Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
General
  • Convenience store on site
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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Check-in

2:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Check-out

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Crib by request
Free
Extra bed by request
NZD 20 per child, per night
2+ years
Extra bed by request
NZD 20 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Free! Pets are allowed. No extra charges.

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Eftpos Kinloch Wilderness Retreat accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

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 5.6 mi 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.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

FAQs about Kinloch Wilderness Retreat

  • Guests staying at Kinloch Wilderness Retreat can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • À la carte

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Kinloch Wilderness Retreat by:

    • Car 1h 30min

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Kinloch Wilderness Retreat on this page.

  • Kinloch Wilderness Retreat offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Game room
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Horseback riding
    • Live music/Performance

  • Kinloch Wilderness Retreat is 1.8 miles from the center of Glenorchy.

  • Kinloch Wilderness Retreat has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Check-in at Kinloch Wilderness Retreat is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The prices at Kinloch Wilderness Retreat may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.