Whats on your agenda?

Country Lodge Kinloch is ideally located to take advantage of the many special attractions of the Lake Taupo District. From what has been described as one of the best trout fishing destinations in the world to New Zealand’s largest ski area of Mt Ruapehu, just two hours away, you will never be short of things to do when staying at Country Lodge Kinloch.

We are happy to make arrangements for you in advance, so that on arrival, all you have to do is jump straight in!

ABOUT TAUPO (Photo courtesy of Destination Lake Taupo)

The Lake Taupo region is a breathtaking area in the central North Island. Lake Taupo is NZ’s largest lake and is surrounded by mountains & pristine rivers including the Tongariro National Park. The region is brimming with an abundance of activities for the adventurous traveler as well as great options for those who want to take it easy and unwind. Taupo is a great base for exploring New Zealand’s central plateau.

FISHING IN THE LAKE REGION (Photo courtesy of Destination Lake Taupo)

Taupo is New Zealand’s leading freshwater fishing destination. Taupo provides world class fishing all year-round in the form of boat fishing in summer and fly fishing in winter. There are plenty of local Trout & Fly Fishing guides to help land that catch but if you decide to set forth without a local expert to help, don’t forget to buy a fishing license and be water wise.


BIKING (Photo courtesy of Destination Lake Taupo)

The Lake Taupo region boasts some of the best mountain biking trails in the country and also hosts some major annual biking events including NZ’s largest cycling event the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge. Taupo offers many cycling options whether you are a road or mountain biker or simply want to take the family out for a ride. Two great trails start from Kinloch Village (W2K & K2K), just a few minutes away from Country Lodge Kinloch.

FOR THE ADVENTUROUS (Photo courtesy of Destination Lake Taupo)

Lake Taupo is famous for a range of exciting adventure activities in the great outdoors, some of which are not for the faint hearted! Activities available in the region include skydiving, jet boating, white water rafting and bungy jumping. Snowboarding and skiing are just over an hour away at Mt Ruapehu and there are an abundance of arts, culture and geothermal attractions in the region.



Toes over the edge, you’re about to leap from New Zealand’s only cliff-top bungy. The cantilever platform positions you high out and over the crystal clear waters of the Waikato River – where you can jump solo or tandem with a friend. Whether you choose to get dunked or stay dry, this is an adrenalin-fueled thrill you’ll never forget.


Explore a volcanic world of gushing geysers, hot springs, bubbling mud pools and some of the largest and most amazing silica terraces in the world.  Wander through the Hidden Valley and visit the thermal Ruatapu Cave which extends more than 36m down into volcanic tuff to the ‘Waiwhakaata’ or ‘Pool of Mirrors’ hot pool at the bottom.

Orakei Korako boasts the most active geysers of any geothermal park in New Zealand. Up to 23 active natural geysers play freely through the area, which is constantly changing. Marvel at the number of boiling hot springs and the vibrant colours all around you, or take a native bushwalk through this untouched geothermal paradise