• Creating a room around the view in the best way possible

  • Blending with the
    environment whilst
    offering outstanding
    comfort and technology

  • Immerse yourself in the spectacular view from the sofa, the bed or the verandah.

  • Passive ‘low energy’ rooms designed and built with locally-sourced green building technology

  • Nestled into a beautiful remote location at the top of Lake Wakatipu


Dart River Adventures

Enjoy 2 nights in an EcoScape, delicious 3 course dinners and full breakfasts included, and a 2hr wilderness jet boat adventure on the stunning Dart River, with pick up and drop off at Kinloch. The spa pool with mountain views is the perfect way to relax after an exhilarating ride deep into the UNESCO World Heritage Area – the perfect break away to restore in nature.

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Welcome to EcoScapes, Kinloch.

Our EcoScapes are passive low energy rooms, providing luxury lakefront accommodation that allows you to immerse yourself in nature, relax and rejuvenate.

Located just across the lake from Glenorchy, EcoScapes has been built with locally-sourced green building technology and designed to blend with the environment whilst offering outstanding comfort and luxuries.

Named Eco for the ecology of the whole project. The values of Kinloch Wilderness Retreat and the community of Glenorchy’s Vision Plan and Shaping Our Future Workshops have all been encompassed.

Named Scapes for the new shoots from the old Heritage-listed lodge at Kinloch.

We look forward to welcoming you to Ecoscapes.

Barry Lawrence - conservation worker our eco-scape units are named after

Our two EcoScapes are named Mohua and Kea. These are named for Barry Lawrence, a popular DOC Whakatipu area biodiversity assets manager who passed away in 2011. He was instrumental in the protection of native species and landscapes, leading to the increase in birdlife in the Upper Whakatipu.

Barry spearheaded projects in the area such as Operation Ark, set up to preserve the long-term survival of key species including the Mohua.