Have a look at what's around

Top 5 walks for area

Routeburn Track

Lake Rere Loop

Glenorchy Lagoon

Lake Sylvan

Invincible Gold Mine


Top 5 Activities

Dart River Adventures

Glenorchy Air

Kayak Kinloch

Dart Stables or High Country Horses

Skydive Paradise

Book your adventure with our local knowledge

There is definitely an art to arranging your activities to make the most of your time here and the free transfers from Queenstown.  We live and breathe this stuff - let us take the guess work out of booking!


NO Booking Fees

Free boat transfers to/from all Dart River trips! (weather dependent)

Increased flexibility to re-accommodate you in case of weather

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Activity highlights

Kinloch Lodge makes the perfect base to explore the best of the South Island.  From jet boating and kayaking on Lake Wakatipu to scenic flights to Milford Sound and Mount Cook to hiking the Routeburn Track, we're in the heart of it all.


Hiking and Daywalks

There are more than 19 different day walks in the area and several famous extended walks, such as the Routeburn Track, Greenstone Track, Caples Track and Rees-Dart Track, start nearby. We also do track transfers from Kinloch Lodge to the Routeburn and Greenstone tracks.


Fishing Rod Hire - $15 for 24hrs

Lake Wakatipu is well stocked with salmon and trout and Kinloch Wharf offers some of the best fishing on the lake.  Fishing rod hire is available from $15/day.  Rental includes use of rod and 3 lures - ask at reception to see what styles are most popular with the fish at the moment.  A fishing license is required to hire a rod.  Please visit Fish and Game to get a fishing license online.


Mountain Bike Hire - $10/hr, $35/4hrs, $50/day

Kinloch Lodge offers hourly, half-day and full day bike hire.  Bike hire allows guests without vehicles to access more walks in the area.  Cycling to the Lake Rere at the Greenstone Track takes about 45 minutes, Glacier Burn about 10 minutes and cycling up to the Routeburn Track takes about 1.5 hours (as it is partially uphill).  Bikes are available on a first come, first served basis.  Please enquire at check-in.


4WD Tours and Film Locations

The scenery in the area is spectacular and if walking is not your thing, 4WD companies can help you experience the area in depth by taking you to some of the out of the way places that you only discover with inside knowledge and access onto private land. Trips are available with a focus on Lord of the Rings Film locations.



Flight-seeing trips by helicopter and fixed wing aircraft to Milford Sound and Mount Cook depart from Glenorchy airport. Milford Sound is just 36 kilometres in a direct line from Glenorchy. The change in scenery over this area is phenomenal and if the weather is fine, it is one of the most spectacular excursions you will ever take. Because there are no landing fees at Glenorchy Airstrip, flight-seeing trips to Milford Sound can be more economical from Glenorchy than from Queenstown.


Jet-boating and Kayaking

The Dart River is a spectacular river for jet-boating. Travelling 35 kilometres into a World Heritage area to Sandy Bluff, guests experience the change from the wide open areas of a typical South Island river to the canyons at the top as one penetrates deep in the Mt Aspiring National Park.

The lake offers great kayaking opportunities with trips to Pigeon island and from Kinloch to Mill Creek historic settlement and into some of the calm tributaries at the head of the lake.


Horse Trekking

The Dart River Valley is a spectacular location for horse trekking. Choose a trip for beginners where the focus is a scenic amble on a horse through the Paradise area or along the river, or choose a trip for experienced riders that will take you cantering through wide open spaces and spectacular scenery.


Photographic Workshops

Return from New Zealand with great pictures from the area around the head of the lake. Kinloch is a great base to wake up in the morning and start taking stunning pictures.



Give us a call (+64 3 443 4900) or email and we'll look at your schedule and make the best bookings for you.

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