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

  • Karl Maughan: Woodland (2014) (Apr 5th - Apr 30th) The architecture of place, the fall of light and shadow sit at the centre of all works in Woodland. In Maughan’s critically acclaimed trademark manner each work is an amalgam of statement and suggestion. His is an ...
  • The Royal Queenstown Easter Show (Mar 8th - Apr 30th) Now in its fifth year, The Royal Queenstown Easter Show is a significant exhibition that exemplifies the extraordinary depth and breadth of contemporary New Zealand art. Nigel Brown's classic Lamp Table (2007-08) is a ...
  • Dom & Pol (Apr 24th - Apr 24th) Local acoustic duo with their rock cover catalogue from 9:30pm tonight. Be sure to swing by for a good old sing-a-long!
  • Talentuous Songstress and Guitarist (Apr 25th - Apr 25th) Charming songstress Jessie Coutts and her pure and beautiful voice with Mathurin Molgat at the guitar. This is a promising evening, great menu and wines, great ambiance and friendly atmosphere.
  • Queenstown Blues & Roots Festival (Apr 26th - Apr 26th) Welcome to the first Queenstown Blues & Roots Festival designed as a one day outdoor event featuring quality acts from overseas and New Zealand. Featuring: Doobie Brothers Elvis Costello & the Imposters Fly My ...
  • The Pistol Knights (Apr 11th - Apr 26th) Stay up late with The Ballarat Trading Co. & The Pistol Knights. A must see Queenstown band playing a wide selection of rock'n'roll tunes!

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.