The KCA Mother's Day biking, walking or driving Garden Tour of Kinloch takes place on the 8th of May from 11 - 3 pm. A selection of Kinloch Gardens can be viewed from the pavement/walking or road/biking or driving.This year it includes three Hidden Secret Gardens open for an hour or two for the community to enter and view.Find a clue in the gardens, fill out the quiz and be in to win a prize

  • Download and print (or get techie and use one device for the questions and another to record your Answers!) 
  • Email your Answers to - all answers must be received on the 8th May before 9pm.  
  • Please include your name, contact phone number and address (so that if you win we can drop off your prize!)  
  • First In with the right answers, first served with the prizes.Winners will be contacted on Monday 9th May.
  • First Prize is a Garden Consultation with Joss from Just Botanica (valued @ $136)
  • Second Prize is a $50 gift voucher from Mitre 10
  • Plus more prizes on the day

A big thank you to the generosity of Just Botanica,  Mitre 10 and the Kinloch Store for the support of the KCA Mothers Day Garden TourGalleries and Shops open Mothers Day:Jettys 

  • Floral Hut/Gifts at 5 Flaxen Way.
  • Jo Rankin Gallery at 8 Seagers Close
  • Rustic Stuff Lyn Lealand at 7 Tohe Cul (Have a peep at the Garden too)


Just 20 minutes from Taupo town, a picturesque village set in the northernmost cove of Lake Taupo, Kinloch is an in-the-know hideaway, particularly for keen cyclists, golfers and fishermen.

Kinloch is well known for the Whangamata Stream trail. This is a relaxing and refreshing walk or cycle of 7km alongside a beautiful running stream. Being of mostly flat contour, it can be enjoyed by families with buggies and small people on bikes . Access is on the lake front along from the Kinloch Store or many points along the route towards Whangamata road where there is some road parking and two DOC entries.

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Public asked to consider rural spaces for horse riding

December 21, 2021
Horse riding has been popular in Kinloch for many years, but there have recently been a lot of questions about where horses can be ridden in the lakeside settlement. Kinloch has seen a large growth in population recently, as well as a sharp increase in housing development across the community. This ...
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Cycling & Walking Trails

When it comes to cycling and walking Kinloch has it all. From the extensive Great Lake Trail to the more casual Whangamata Stream Track. If you explore the streets of Kinloch you will find many hidden tracks.

Trout Fishing

If trout fishing is your thing Kinloch is the place to do it. We have a great marina to launch your boat or you can organise a fishing tour with one of our local fisher people and head over to the Western Bays.


Kinloch boasts one of the world famous Jack Niclaus golf course for all you serious golfers or you can play at our local 10 hole golf course which is situated on both sides of Kinloch Road at the beginning of Kinloch at the round about.

Rock Climbing

Kinloch is the gateway to one of New Zealand’s most popular rock climbing destinations as well as a small learners rock climbing area.

Art and Culture

Kinloch isn’t just all about sports we also have a number of talented artists right here in the village. With studios you can visit a look at the artwork.

What’s on in Kinloch

Kinloch hosts a number of events over the year from international triathlons, half marathons and ultra marathons to kids fun days and cocktail parties.

Our Community

Kinloch is made up of 800 permanent residents. This number swells to over 1200 when holiday season is here. Kinloch is known for it’s easy going pace where kids can roam free safely.

Kinloch Community Playgroup

This is a child led community playgroup based in the Kinloch Community Hall on Mondays, 9.30 – 11.30am during school term time.  We are a very relaxed group of caregivers who welcome all new families to Kinloch.

Central Kids Kinloch Kindergarten

Operating hours:
Monday - 11.00am - 3.30pm
Tuesday - 11.30am - 3.30pm
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday - 8.30am - 12.30pm
Friday - 8.30am - 2.30pm

Open throughout the School Holidays


Kinloch has all sorts of accommodation available from Bed and Breakfasts to the 5 star Kinloch Club

Join the Kinloch Community Association

The Kinloch Community Association (KCA) has a volunteer committee that works to help connect Kinloch’s community and communicate what’s happening in Kinloch.

Family Membership $30 (inc $5 to ERV support)/ Individual membership $20


If you have any questions for the Kinloch Community Association please inquire here.

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