YHA Kinloch, Glenorchy

Description

YHA Kinloch, Glenorchy, located in Kinloch, is a lakeside wilderness lodge located on New Zealand's South Island, a stones throw from the Routeburn and Greenstone tracks. Within easy reach of Queenstown and a 5 minute boat ride or 26km scenic drive from Glenorchy, the backpackers offer bunkrooms to double room accommodation. You can self cater or enjoy a meal in our restaurant, and spend the days trekking, fishing, jetboating, horse-trekking, or simply enjoying the magnificent natural surroundings.


The backpackers comfortable Wilderness bunk rooms are the ideal accommodation choice for trampers, families, and those whose prime purpose is to enjoy the outdoors. With fully made up bunks with hot water bottles and spare blankets for the cooler winter nights, heaters, power outlets, sofas, mirrors, and storage what more can a backpacker ask for in this superb location.


What backpackers love about YHA Glenorchy
  • The greeting from the friendly dogs
  • The views over the lake while dining outside
  • Proximity to the tracks
  • The outdoor hot tub perfect to recouperate in after a hard days tramping or sight seeing

Top Activities to do while backpacking in Glenorchy
  • Tramping the Routeburn and Greenstone tracks
  • Kayaking and fishing on Lake Wakatipu 
  • Jetboating for the thrill seeker on Lake Wakatipu
  • Relaxing and taking time out
  • Lakefront dining in the Kinloch Heritage restaurant

About Glenorchy

Glenorchy is located on the South Island of New Zealand at the head of Lake Wakatipu, 45 kilometres due north of Queenstown. Glenorchy is surrounded by mountains in every direction: The Humbolt range to the west, and the Richardson range to the east, the stunning view up the Dart River to the north, adjacent to solitary Mt. Alfred. Kinloch Lodge sits on the lakefront. Mt. Aspiring National Park begins close by, just before the start of the Routeburn track, and the start/finish of the Greenstone/Caples tracks is just 12 km down the road.


Hostel facilities include
  • Small shop with basic provisions and last minute supplies for hikers
  • Boot drying cabinet
  • Internet terminal and wifi
  • Guest laundry
  • Café/restaurant and bar
  • Packed lunches
  • Video lounge and board games
  • Meeting room for up to 14 pax
  • Special rates and catering service for groups

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By Car:

The hostel is 1 ¼ hours drive from central Queenstown. Follow the road to Glenorchy and then the signs to Kinloch, a further 26kms. The last 9kms are unsealed but the road is suitable for all vehicle types. Car parking is available.

By Bus/Shuttle:

A shuttle service operates twice daily (8am and 12.15pm) from the centre of Queenstown during the trekking season – end Oct – end April. Please contact us for out of season transport options.

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  • BBQ
  • EFTPOS
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mastercard
  • Parking
  • VISA
  • WiFi
  • Kinloch Lodge is the perfect place to start or finish one of the popular tracks such as the Routeburn and Greenstone tracks
  • Many exciting outdoors adventures around Kinloch: horse trekking, kayaking, jet boating, skydiving, fishing and bike hire.
  • Enjoy the amazing views of the lake and mountains from the hot tub
  • Share you stories with other travellers around our bonfire on the beach
  • Enjoy a glass of something during happy hour at the bar…

Events

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  • Blue Bird (May 30th - Jul 26th) The Jazz Rockers Bluebird entertain the crowds at The Ballarat Trading Co. from 9:30pm.
  • R&R Sport Peak to Peak (Jul 26th - Jul 26th) The South Island’s biggest winter multisport event in its 21st year attracts a strong field of multisport competitors from around the South Island. The course covers 44kms across the Wakatipu Basin. Ski, mountain ...

YHA offers a range of accommodation to suit groups of all types. Find out how YHA can help your group with their accommodation, transport and activity needs.

Each hostel offers a range of accommodation options for your group. Please email our Customer Services team or phone freephone (within NZ) 0800 278 299.