Kinloch Wilderness Retreat

We offer a relaxed space for you to enjoy stunning wilderness, which many people miss on their travels as the road ends 12kms down from us (you can drive to us). There are mountains everywhere you look and we're right by Lake Whakatipu. We have lots of staff and volunteers for you to buddy up and adventure with in the summer, winter is our quiet time, and plenty of down time for you.

We're a busy family with many businesses to run. Where we can find time to socialise with volunteers we do so, however you are part of a business rather than a family home. We do expect a certain standard of work for your 20hrs a week, then the rest of the day is for you to explore or relax.


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Getting to stay at Kinloch was overall a wonderful experience - I got to fully connect with nature and experience life in a breathtakingly beautiful and remote part of the world. Everyone I worked and lived with was kind and welcoming, and I'm very grateful for the time I got to spend there.
I do think this experience is better for short-term travelers rather than those looking for long-term commitments, since the 20 hours worked in exchange for accommodation do feel like a bit much considering what the other workers I lived with paid for their own rent.
Overall, I loved my stay at Kinloch!

2 meses atrás

Estados Unidos


Kinloch lodge rests at the top of the lake and is quite isolated but if that’s what you’re looking for you’ll find no better place to be amongst the mountains and nature. There are sandflies so be prepared, however the staff are very welcoming and happy to help with any needs you may have.

mais de 3 anos atrás

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