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Kinloch

A picturesque village set on a quiet bay near the top of Lake Taupo, Kinloch is an in-the-know hideaway. It is particularly popular with keen golfers and mountain bikers.

Just 20 minutes from Taupō town, Kinloch is home to two excellent golf courses, including the Jack Nicklaus designed The Kinloch Club that has been ranked as the best golf course in New Zealand. It’s overlooked by the imposing castle-like luxury lodge The Kinloch Club designed to pay tribute to the township's Scottish heritage (kinloch meaning ‘head of the lake’).

At the village, the Great Lake Trail, part of Nga Haerenga - The New Zealand Cycle Trails network, diverges both east and west. By mountain bike or foot, the bush-clad trail gradually ascends to cliffs above Kinloch where uphill efforts are rewarded with magnificent views right across Lake Taupo.

Lake cruises and fishing charters can depart from or deliver to Kinloch marina. Those fortunate enough to catch a trout can barbeque it fresh from the water, beneath poplars at the lakefront park. No trout? Just order fish and chips at the local Kinloch Store to eat on the beach. Or dine at the charming Tipsy Trout cafe and restaurant while the children play with toys from the public beach library and toybox shed.

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  • Holiday homes

    The Farmhouse

    This is the ultimate place to enjoy a countryside getaway while still being close to town (only a 12 minute drive to Taupo Town Centre). Four bedroom home including stand alone sleep out next to the front door.

    $200 - $600 Book now
  • Fishing – Fresh Water

    Fish Her Charters

    Fish Her Charters operates out of the Kinloch Marina we have easy access to the Western Bays of Lake Taupo. Kinloch is a short 20 minute drive from Taupo township. You will be able to enjoy the fantastic fishing that the Western Bays have to offer.

    $80 - $750
  • Ferries & water taxis

    Bay2Bay Water Taxi

    Relax and sightsee, or for the more adventurous: ride, hike or climb around the Great Lake Trail with easy access to all tracks with Bay2Bay Water Taxi.

    $50 - $80
  • Boutique & Lodge

    Luxury Holiday Home at The Kinloch Club Golf Course

    Dunalistair House offers 4 large superking ensuite bedrooms with incredible panoramic vistas overlooking Lake Taupo and The Kinloch Club golf course, a Jack Nicklaus Signature design located right in the heart of the North Island of New Zealand.

    $1,800 - $2,950 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    Angela Place

    Situated in the heart of Kinloch on a nice quiet street, this sunny little bach is only a short walk to the lake, shops and play ground.

    $160 - $450 Book now
  • Boutique & Lodge

    Kawakawa Hut

    A simple, off-grid rural getaway for two, in Taupo, New Zealand. Kawakawa Hut is a small but special little place tucked neatly between rolling hills. The Hut provides a simple but comfy getaway for two in a beautiful countryside.

    $150 Book now
  • Boutique & Lodge

    The Telephone Exchange

    Luxury Glamping Huts set in rural New Zealand. The perfect place to escape and have the ultimate glamping experience.

    $260 - $280 Book now
  • Luxury Lodge

    Kinloch Manor & Villas

    Kinloch Manor & Villas offers irresistible new heights of luxury to discerning lovers of natural beauty, adrenaline adventure and cutting-edge lodge design – complementing the spectacular, 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.

    $1,162 - $2,780 Book now
  • Boutique & Lodge

    Kinloch Lakeview Lodge

    Only a short 15 minute drive from Taupo Town Centre and an easy 2 minute walk to the Kinloch lakefront, this spacious home, with a glorious lake view, makes an ideal weekend or summer holiday spot.

    $400 - $700 Book now
  • Bed & breakfast

    Twynham at Kinloch

    Nestled within large private gardens in the picturesque lakeside village of Kinloch - Twynham is unequalled as a base for exploring the delights of the Taupo region. Coffee, cake and relaxation.

    $175 - $255
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