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YHA Kinloch, Glenorchy for Groups


YHA Kinloch, Glenorchy is situated on the edge of the lake 1¼ hours drive from Queenstown, 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 17 years experience of organising group functions – from family get-togethers, educational groups, study or business retreats to birthdays, weddings and staff social functions.


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

We know leading a group is tough work at the best of times and you need to stay connected. YHA provides group leaders with free high speed WiFi during their stay.

Free booking service

A free booking service is provided for all activities including: Dart River Jet Safaris, High Country Horses, Dart Stables and more.

Get in touch

Contact YHA Glenorchy, Kinloch Lodge direct: 03 442 4900 or email [email protected].

To book group stays across multiple hostel locations please talk to our National Groups Coordinators: [email protected] | 0800 278 299

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Hostel Details & Location

Group Coordinator: Toni & John

Check in: 2:00 pm Check out: 10:00 am

Contact: +64 3 442 4900 Email this hostel

Reception: 8am - 8pm

Location: 862 Kinloch Road,

Kinloch, Glenorchy

Near the lakefront


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How to get here

You’ll find us on Kinloch Rd not far from the lakefront. The last 9km to get to Kinloch isn’t sealed but is suitable for all vehicles. Free on-site parking is available. It is highly advised to carry snow chains at all times during winter.


There are buses all year round between Queenstown and Glenorchy and we can arrange charters to bring you all the way to Kinloch.

Water Taxi

A water taxi is available from Glenorchy to Kinloch, advanced booking required. It is weather dependent; land transport provided if weather isn’t ideal.

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Great for groups:

  • Free WiFi for group leaders
  • Breakfast options
  • Free booking service
  • Lunch options
  • Bed linen included
  • Luggage storage options
  • Secure bedrooms

Shared facilities:

  • Free WiFi
  • Onsite food options
  • Communal lounge
  • Communal dining area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Food storage area
  • Recycling stations
  • Outdoor area
  • BBQ
  • Herb garden
  • Hot tub
  • Laundry facilities
  • Drying room
  • 24 hour guest access
  • Free onsite parking

Entertainment and activities:

  • Book exchange
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Communal TV
  • Free movies
  • Games available


  • After-hours check in on request
  • Luggage storage options
  • Travel & activity bookings
  • HI bookings
  • Convenience items for sale
  • Hair dryers
  • Hot water bottles
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle storage
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hostel capacity

YHA Kinloch, Glenorchy can cater for up to 41 people across 13 rooms. We'll work with you to allocate rooms to suit your group. We have excellent self catering facilities, TV room, full laundry, boot drying facility and WiFi throughout.

Shared rooms

  • 2 x 4 or 5 bed multishare rooms
  • 2 x 4 bed multishare rooms
  • 3 x 3 bed multishare rooms

Shared bathroom facilities are located centrally to the rooms. All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows and towels).

Private rooms

  • 3 x twin rooms
  • 3 x double rooms

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

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