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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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Boutique & Lodge

    Puketui Forest Escape

    Luxury accommodation with a conscience. Hidden away in a privately owned Central North Island native forest you will discover Puketui. Located just 12km from Taupo, Puketui is an environmentally conscious, luxuriously appointed couples escape.

    $399 Book now
  • Bed & breakfast

    Country Lodge Kinloch (Hosted Bed & Breakfast Accommodation)

    Country Lodge Kinloch is the perfect haven for independent travellers looking for a unique accommodation experience offering both self catering accommodation in a stand alone pioneer cottage and Bed & Breakfast accommodation within the residence.

    $220 - $270 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
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