YHA Kinloch Lodge

Glenorchy Budget/Backpackers From $39/night


Check In: 14:00|Check Out: 10:00

Remote lakeside lodge with everything you need to be your outpost in the wilderness. A stone's throw from the Routeburn and Greenstone/Caples tracks and near many top of the lake activities. Relax with our facilities, including a lounge, book exchange, TV room, and hot tub with a view of the mountains. Look after yourselves in the self-catering kitchen or indulge in our cosy restaurant with a variety of hearty food catering for all tastes and dietary requirements accompanied by local beers and wines.

Kinloch Lodge has been offering hospitality since the heritage lodge was built in 1868 to serve the sawmill workers of the area. We offer a variety of room types to suit all budgets and groupings. In the YHA area 13 rooms can sleep 41 guests, all rooms have shared bathrooms except the double en-suite room. Our heritage lodge sleeps a further 12 across 6 rooms but is not YHA associated.

Our restaurant serves breakfast through to dinner with sweet treats and hot drinks available all day. A marquee covered deck offers up fantastic lake and mountain views or enjoy the restaurant with logging artifacts and wood burner in cooler months. Food is sourced as locally and sustainably as possible whilst reflecting the seasons.

We are well versed in looking after groups having hosted many weddings, corporate functions, parties and meetings. Full site hire is available and we offer various group menus to meet any requirements.

Track transport is available to the Routeburn and Greenstone/Caples tracks and we can help with any planning. Activities can be booked on your behalf free of charge - locally there is horseriding, jet boats, scenic flights, canyoning, skydiving and more. During the warmer months we offer kayak tours on Lake Wakatipu.

Map & Directions

862 Kinloch Road, Kinloch, New Zealand, Glenorchy


Glenorchy is a 48 kilometre scenic drive from Queenstown; allow 45 minutes driving time. Kinloch is 26 kilometre drive from Glenorchy. The road is sealed all the way to the Dart Bridge and the last 9 km is unsealed though well graded for a normal car or van. If you would prefer not to drive all the way to Kinloch, you can leave your vehicle at the carpark by the marina and take the boat to Kinloch. We would always recommend bringing your vehicle if you have one.

If you do not have a vehicle there are scheduled buses, please contact us so we can advise on the best options for your schedule.


Cancellation Policy

Bookings cancelled more than 7 days ahead of stay incur 10% charge
Bookings cancelled within 7 days of stay incur 100% charge

There is a general quieten down time on site of 10.30 pm. Excessive noise or anti social behaviour will not be tolerated at any time. Where your behaviour is such that other guests have to be recompensed or leave early the cost will be passed on to yourself.

Guests are not to monopolise shared facilities to the exclusion of others.

The hot tub may be closed for short periods for water treatment. It will periodically be closed for a 24 hour period to drain refill & reheat and so use of the hot tub cannot be guaranteed.

For more info see: http://kinlochlodge.co.nz/booking-conditions.html