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.
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 is to the north, adjacent to solitary Mt. Alfred. YHA Kinloch, Glenorchy 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.
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.
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.
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.