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Kinloch Campsite - DOC

star rating of 4.5

by Chris Gaelic

Kinloch Rd, Kinloch, Otago

Phone: 03 442 7935

rvexplorer id: 18274

Lat-Long: -44.84248, 168.3504

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Historic Cafe at Kinloch


Going Fishing



The DOC Campsite at Kinloch is at the northern tip of Lake Whakatipu and is next to the Kinloch Cafe and the Youth Hostel.


Access is down 9 km of gravel road, but the half-hour drive is worth it. Not only is the campsite parkng right on the lake shoreline, there is an excellent cafe in an historic building where you can take a break from meal preparation.


It's peaceful and about as far away from civilisation as you can get, and still be next door to a restaurant!


We had driven all the way up the lake, looking out for lakeside parking where we could stay overnight, without any success, until we arrived in Kinloch. It was a DOC Campsite, but we had the location to ourselves for most of the time.


We watched a couple head off in a boat to go fishing, had a nice lunch by the lake, and then headed back down the lake to Queenstown.



Lake Whakatipu at Kinloch




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