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Kinloch Lodge Restaurant

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Lake Wakatipu | central Otago, Glenorchy 9372, New Zealand
+64 3-442 4900
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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had watched the BBC serial "Top of the Lake" not to mention the "Lord of the Rings" and decided that the stunning scenery and the Dart River was worth the tortuous journey and found Kinloch Lodge as the nearest place to stay. The scenery along the lakeside from Queenstown to Glen Orchy is very grand but still you have... More 

Thank Nick W
Chester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had coffee and carrot cake here - but it was definitely the best carrot cake ever. A lovely place to sit and look at the lake - near plenty of walks. Good range of accommodation in nicely restored historic building.

Thank Devaflam
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We toured the South Island in a campervan so pulled into the campsite near Kinloch Lodge for a night. We stopped in the lodge for happy hour and sat on the patio watching the sunset as we enjoyed NZ craft beers and wine. (Beware the sandflies in the summer, but the bartender offered us some excellent natural repellent.) After happy... More 

Thank Karen B
Auckland, New Zealand
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91 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I drove to Kinloch from Glenorchy and ordered coffee and cookies at the restaurant. Great coffee and delicious house made cookies. The waitresses was very friendly. The view sitting in the restaurant was stunning, A gem in the wildness.

Thank Pudding20142014
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161 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked into Kinloch Lodge for the night before and the night after our 3 day, 2 night Routeburn /Cables track. The scenery is stunning and our little ensuite room is quaint and lovely. The room includes a generous bath, eco friendly washing products, herbal tea and crisp white bath robes. Perfect.

Thank Zbrowelli
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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107 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Delicious dinner we had! You will need to call and pre-order your dish before you go. We had venison stew and chicken, both were so so lovely! Must try their shoestring fries and potato gratin!!! Lots of sandflies at night if you are sitting outside, the lodge provides repellent. Would love to come back again!

Thank NZGW
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We were 3 backpackers staying in the yha part of the lodge. We got a tiny, smelly room that wasn't worth the price. I stayed in many hostels during my stay in NZ and this one was one of the worst. The good thing about this place is the amazing view to the lake.

Thank Roni B
new zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Few restaurants will stay in your memory like Kinloch Lodge. Its not just the food, which is really good, but the whole experience in a cosy restuarant amidst the moutains, a warm fire and a lovely bottle of wine. Take your time, slow down and enjoy.

Thank michaelj256
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Great food, amazing location. Friendly and helpful staff. This lodge and restaurant is hard to get to (miles of gravel roads) but worth it.

Thank jgreen84
Cebu Island, Philippines
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Great backpackers place to stay. Clean, adequate rooms with a great common kitchen very well equipped. The view from the hot tub is a memorable one!

Thank hawkeyeljk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lake Wakatipu | central Otago, Glenorchy 9372, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Glenorchy
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 4900
listed as accommodation only at this time , has a restaurant open to the public

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?