Our beautiful location comes with its own unique challenges. There are a few things you should be aware of before you arrive.
Sandflies protect the beautiful places – bring insect repellent to protect yourself against sandflies.
We are 1 – 1 1/4 hours from Queenstown and 26 km from Glenorchy. The last 9 km is dirt road. Alternative crossing by boat from Glenorchy is available, please contact Queenstown Fishing to arrange.
When the beech trees seed, there are many rodents in the area – you will see traps on the hiking tracks – for more info about DOC’s work click here. Kinloch does everything it can to protect against vermin, though we suggest that you don’t leave food unprotected in your car.
Kinloch is 74 kilometres from the nearest point for supplies. All water, waste systems and waste disposal are operated by us locally. We are at the very end of the line for power.
Economic logistics are therefore a challenge and are a large part of the much higher costs associated with operating in a remote location.
If you would like to help capture the carbon from your journey, please click here to donate to the Glenorchy Community Native Plant Nursery – just $3.50 covers a roundtrip from Queenstown to Kinloch in an average car. Thank you in advance to those who choose to help our environment and local community!