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