YHA Kinloch, Glenorchy

Description

YHA Kinloch, Glenorchy is located in Kinloch and is a lakeside Wilderness Lodge located on New Zealand's South Island.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 the onsite restaurant. YHA Kinloch, Glenorchy is  a stone's throw from the Routeburn and Greenstone tracks so guets can  spend the days trekking, fishing, jetboating, horse-trekking or simply enjoying the magnificent natural surroundings.

The backpacker's 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 Kinloch, 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 is to the north, adjacent to solitary Mt. Alfred. YHA Kinloch, Glenorchy sits on the lakefront in Kinloch, 26km from Glenorchy. Mt. Aspiring National Park begins close by, just before the start of the Routeburn Track. The start/finish of the Greenstone/Caples tracks is 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 1¼ 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/Water taxi:

A shuttle service operates twice daily (8am and 12.15pm) from the centre of Queenstown during the trekking season: end October – end April. Please contact us for out-of-season transport options. A water taxi is available from Glenorchy direct to Kinloch. It is $15 per person with a minimum of two people. Weather dependant but is backed up by vehicle transport. Booking ahead is essential.

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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

  • Remarkables Market (Oct 25th - Apr 18th 2015) Shop, eat and relax while listening to music in this unique mountain setting at Remarkables Market. Local and regional delights and goodies for the home for everyone - seasonal food, artisians, collectables, ...
  • Elite6 Business Networking (Aug 6th - Sep 9th 2015) Hi, I’m Lana Christensen the facilitator for the Elite6 Queenstown since August 2014. Elite6 Queenstown is an exciting, innovative group which brings local business people together once a week for a networking ...
  • Ghostface Killah (Wu Tang Clan) (Dec 28th - Dec 28th) Venture & Audiology present: Ghostface Killah The return to New Zealand of one of the most iconic hip-hop artists of our time, Ghostface Killah from The Wu Tang Clan will blaze up Australia and New Zealand this ...
  • Queenstown New Year's Eve Celebrations (Dec 31st - Dec 31st) New Year's Eve for many is a highlight on Queenstown's event calendar. Positioned on the Queenstown Lakefront, the year of 2015 is brought in with a great line-up of live music, entertainment and a spectacular ...
  • No Broadcast Summer Tour (Jan 2nd - Jan 2nd) After just completing a lengthy nationwide album release tour and fresh off supporting NZ noise merchants Jakob, Christchurch post-rock group No Broadcast are heading out on tour again. Over the new year period they will ...
  • Decoupage (Jan 6th - Jan 13th) In this workshop you learn how to upcycle your furniture using clues, fabric, paper and glazes. Good for the environment by reusing old and making it look fabulous. Once you learn how, you will be addicted! Some pieces ...

Kinloch lodge is situated on the edge of the lake 1 ¼ hours drive from Queenstown mid way between the Routeburn and Greenstone walking tracks. We are the perfect base for all things outdoors – hiking, field trips, biking, kayaking, fishing & bonfires!

Kinloch Lodge has been providing excellent hospitality since 1868 and the current owners, John & Toni Glover have 14 years experience of organising group functions – from family get togethers, educational groups, study or business retreats to birthdays, weddings and staff social functions.

Click here to read YHA New Zealand's full Groups Brochure.

Capacity and Room Types

YHA Glenorchy Kinloch Lodge can cater for up to 50 people across 19 rooms.

Room types available are:

  • 4 x 4 bed multi-share
  • 3 x 3 bed multi-share
  • 11 x twin and double rooms
  • 1 double room with ensuite facilities.
The accommodation

We have a range of different room types from double / twin to 4 share and will work with you to allocate rooms to match the group make up. We have excellent self catering facilities, tv room, full laundry, boot drying facility and Wifi throughout.

Shared rooms

Group members are accommodated in comfortable 2 -4 bed rooms. Shared bathroom facilities are located centrally to the rooms All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows and towels)

Private rooms

Supervisors and tour leaders can be accommodated in single, double or twin rooms with private or shared bathroom facilities. These rooms include all bed linen and towels.

Group Dining

Kinloch Lodge has a restaurant on site and can cater for any of your groups’ needs – breakfast, lunch, dinner, packed lunch at affordable prices.

Free WiFi for Group Leaders

We know being a group leader is tough work at the best of times and you need to stay contactable as much as possible to keep things running smoothly. To help you stay connected YHA offers provides group leaders with free high speed WiFi during their stay. 

Free Booking Service

A free booking service is provided for all land-based activities including: Dart River Jet Safaris, High Country Horses, Dart Stables

Contact our Group Coordinators

Contact YHA Glenorchy Kinloch Lodge 03 442 4900 or email reservations@kinlochlodge.co.nz