Kinloch Lodge is a hotel-hostel. They provide accomodation for backpackers and non-backpackers.
We were staying at the backpacker part in the Double Wilderness Room. Bed is fully made and there is a sink.
The toilet and bathroom is clean, kitchen spacious and complete cooking utensil. The dining room is large. The long dining table served a s a map of glenorchy area, which proved useful to us
We completely love our stay but there is a drawback: Location. There are 2 ways to get there: One by boat, which is faster but expensive option and you need to book first. Second is going by car, 20 km from Glenorchy township via unsealed road... it was the longest drive ever, especially we were driving Starlet. If you're planning to go by car, you'd better drive 4WD :)
For general information on accomodation at Glenorchy, follow this link!
Routeburn track - you can only stay at the Department of Conservation's (DOC) huts or campsites. Although this may sound a bit castrating, it is actually perfectly reasonable as a substantial part of the track takes you through Alpine (=fragile) areas.
For reservations, you have to contact the DOC's website. Do it ahead of time as this path is getting more and more popular!
Staying at the Glenorchy Hotel is the ideal way to relax and enjoy genuine Kiwi hospitality. Enjoy the comforts of homestyle rooms. You can have a room with ensuite facilities (these rooms have spectacular views), or a room with shared facilities.
Enjoy wholesome country cooking in the licensed Restaurant or relax with your favourite beer or wine and soak up the scenery in the sunny garden and terrace bar areas. If you're staying in Glenorchy or on your way to or from one of the many walking tracks, The Glenorchy Hotel offers a range of comfortable accommodation, including old worldly ensuite rooms, shared facility rooms and adjacent 'Backpackers Retreat' cottage accommodation, which is very popular with walkers both young and old.
Situated at the head of Lake Wakatipu, just a short scenic drive from Queenstown.
The Glenorchy Hotel is a classic kiwi country style hotel offering good, old fashioned, relaxed hospitality.
Facilities include: self cater kitchen, laundry, security lockers, luggage storage, internet access, parking, free linen, central heating, bar, lounge, payphones, BBQ, fax machine, games room, spa, restaurant.
If you're hiking one of the many tracks in the area, our 'Backpackers Retreat' cosy cottage accommodation is ideal. Located adjacent to The Glenorchy Hotel, the cottage comes complete with full kitchen facilities, showers, TV lounge, comfortable beds and log fire. Free storage area for bikes, packs, etc is available, along with a washing machine and dryer.
The hotel restaurant is open for country style breakfasts, morning and afternoon teas, plus lunches, bistro, a la carte, stone grill dinner or a cappuccino or espresso.
In the Garden, Terrace and Bar areas, you can sample a full selection of local and international wines and cold beers. They also offer bottle shop facilities.
The Glen-Roydon Outdoor Lodge has accommodation ranging from share facility rooms through to "up market" ensuite rooms, the Lodge can accommodate up to twenty guests.
The complex has a full booking service for all the local activities.
Facilities include: ensuite rooms, lounge, laundry and drying facilities.
Dining is available from the fully licensed Rod and Rucksack Restaurant and café, and the cosy bar is the perfect place to settle in for an evening refreshment.
A small-scale motel with 7 units. Each has full kitchen facilities and private bathrooms and sleep up to 4 people. Beds are king-size with comfy lazyboy chairs and air conditioning. There are telephones and televisions in each room. And separate laundry facilities are available.
There are two separate BBQ areas, and a wood-fired sauna on site.
The hosts have been in Glenorchy for over 10 years and have extensive knowledge about the areas, and can arrange tours and transport to local walking tracks and National Parks.
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