Newly opened in January 2016, The Lodge at Kinloch offers a truly outstanding combination - an idyllic location with breathtaking views, cutting edge lodge and villa design, and a spectacular on site, Jack Nicklaus designed Signature Golf Course. With much to appeal to non-golfers as well, the Lodge at Kinloch is the perfect base to explore this fascinating area.


Elevated on a hillside overlooking the links golf course and Lake Taupo, The Lodge at Kinloch is located in the heart of the North Island; 30 minutes drive away from the neapest airport at Taupo –  and approximately 3 and a half hours drive away from Auckland, 1 hour drive from Rotorua or 2 hours drive away from the winelands of Hawke's Bay. Air New Zealand operate 45 minute flights between Auckland and Taupo, or the major regional airport of Rotorua is located 1 hour's drive away.


The Kiwi architect Andrew Patterson drew inspriation for the design of the lodge from Kinloch Castle in Scotland . The interior design is strikingly modern, with a mix of rich velvets, leather, and brass in the Great Room, and chic marble and floor-to-ceiling windows in the villas. Striking chain mail chandeliers, massive fireplaces, gilt-edged mirrors and slate floors invoke the feel of a Scottish castle, yet with a decidedly 21st century twist.

A short walk or golf buggy ride from the lodge are  ten luxury villas designed to harmonise with the idyllic natural setting of this lakeside links golf course. The villas all boast breathtaking views over the golf course and lake with stunning designer features -  huge log fireplaces, sensational marble bathrooms and secluded furnished terraces,  with lavish furnishings of Egyptian cotton sheets, New Zealand handmade rugs and Nellie Tier toiletries.


With one bedroom and one bathroom – the Junior Suite features beautiful oak floors, a New Zealand handmade rug and a stand-alone bathtub in the luxurious bathroom.


Perfect for a couple wanting a more spacious and luxurious villa option, the One Bedroom Villa comprises  a bedroom, bathroom, full kitchen,  furnished private terrace and a private courtyard for outside dining. Certain villas have the option of a den with a fold out sofa for an additional guest


The well-appointed expansive Two Bedroom Villa is perfect for a family or friends, offering two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a full kitchen, two furnished private terraces and a private courtyard for private dining.

The world class restaurant uses organic reared produce adhering to The Lodge at Kinloch's 'Estate to Plate' philosophy, matched with the very besst New Zealand and international wines.

Complimenting the championship golf course is an on site spa specialising in sporting therapeutic and organic wellness treatments, a serene infinity pool, a fully equipped gym and tennis courts.


Since opening in 2007, The Kinloch Club has been recently voted the #1 Golf Course in New Zealand by a select team of PGA New Zealand Golf Professionals. The golf course is a fantastic test, with every hole requiring strategic thought and patience.

For Golf enthusiasts you also have the opportunity to enjoy the highly rated and unique Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary, located a 15 minute drive away. For non-golfers all of the scenic, active and cultural pursuits of the Lake Taupo and Rotorua regions are easily accessible – Rotorua is a 1 hour drive to the north.

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