The Kinloch Club
Taupo, New Zealand
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Award-Winning Luxury at Lake Taupo

Always wanted to stay in a fairytale castle, but never had the chance? Luxury Escapes is taking you to the awe-inspiring, uber-luxury The Lodge at Kinloch Club, a modern-day vision of Scotland's Kinloch Castle. Spend three remarkable nights at this luxurious lodge - designed by multi-award-winning architect Andrew Patterson - on the shores of Lake Taupo, and enjoy two rounds of golf at New Zealand's number one golf course, The Kinloch Club - a Jack Nicklaus signature club, daily breakfast, free-flow canapés, pre-dinner drinks and nightly dinners.

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Spend a few days in nature's ultimate playground - the picturesque Lake Taupo region. There are plenty of activities and things to do around Australasia's largest lake, and The Lodge at Kinloch Club takes you right in the middle of this natural beauty - in pure class. Embark on scenic cruises around the lake, swim in mineral hot pools, indulge in world-class dining or simply lay back and admire the jaw-dropping beauty of the North Island, the scenic hub of New Zealand.

What You’ll Love

The Lodge – An architectural gem evoking Scottish castles

Designed by the creative mind of Andrew Patterson - perhaps New Zealand's best-known architect - and inspired by Scotland's Kinloch castle, The Lodge at Kinloch club is a masterpiece of design and architecture where everything has been thought of, down to the tiniest detail. Built from local schist stone and standing proud on the lake's shores in an exclusive location, boasting dramatic views over the natural beauty of Lake Taupo - the bespoke interiors of the lodge ooze luxury with lush velvet, brass and copper - making it a glamorous 21st-century retreat.

The Room – Opulence in a dreamy natural landscape

Stay in one of the magnificent Junior Suites, overlooking Lake Taupo and the perfectly maintained golf course. Your spacious (35sqm), luxurious suite features fine oak floors, a lush king bed and a beautiful stand-alone bathtub – positioned right beneath the window, so you can take in the incredible views while soaking away your cares.

Seeking more space? Upgrade to one of the sumptuous One Bedroom Villas. With spectacular vistas of the rolling fairways and beyond to Lake Taupo, and featuring a king bed, a romantic carbon-neutral fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen and a stunning private terrace, the One Bedroom Villas were made for a tranquil escape.

The Food – Foodies will delight in the delicious daily breakfasts, canapés & pre-dinner drinks followed by incredible gourmet dining

Indulge in a lavish a la carte breakfast every morning, with a selection of gourmet offerings including Smoked Salmon & Spring Onion Scramble, Black Pudding Croquette, American-Style Pancakes with caramelised banana, bacon and maple syrup and more, served in the Club Lodge with stunning views over Lake Taupo. In-room dining is also available for guests staying in the villas.

Unwind after a long day amongst nature with nightly canapés and pre-dinner drinks served from 6.30 - 7.30pm in the Lounge Bar or Great Room. With delicious light bites on offer and beverage options including organic Rockferry Wines and bubbles, you can meet your fellow golfers and discuss scores and tricky pars you have encountered.

Your indulgent nightly dinners are then served in the spectacular main dining area, where fine-dining gourmet creations await, using produce reared from the private owners' estate next door, which adheres to the ‘Estate to Plate’ organic philosophy wherever possible. Just a sample of the world-class cuisine on offer includes: seared duck breast with miso kumara, grilled asparagus, radish and star anise jus and pan-fried scallops with pumpkin puree, roasted cauliflower, tea-soaked raisins, parmesan tuile and parsley brown butter - all matched with New Zealand's - and indeed the world's - best wines. For a bit more romance, you can request a private dining experience in your luxury lodge suite or villa.

The Golf Course - New Zealand’s most prestigious golf course

The only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in New Zealand, golf at the Kinloch Club is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Voted the number one golf course in New Zealand, and rated in the top 100 golf courses outside of America by Golf Digest Magazine, this world-class course offers 18 holes of outstanding quality, where you will be able to test your skills and at the same time enjoy the fresh air of Lake Taupo. With two rounds of golf included in your package, the only thing left to do is pack your clubs and take it on.

Perfect for luxury lovers and sophisticated golfers

Lovers of design and luxury will admire every single detail of this modern fairytale castle, and golfers will be able to experience another level of game on a one-of-a-kind course.

Valid for travel until 31 October 2018 (bookings must be made before 31 August 2018).

Blackout Dates: Not valid for travel on

8 - 10, 21 June 2018

20 - 21 August 2018

2 - 29 September 2018

26 - 27 October 2018

Check Availability: To confirm your dates of stay at purchase, click on 'Check Availability' and select your preferred package. Use the calendar to browse and select available dates. Dates with a surcharge are identified.

Buy Now Book Later: If you want to secure this offer and don't know when you want to travel please select 'Buy Now & Book Later'. This will secure your package and give you the flexibility to choose your travel dates - within the book by and validity period and subject to availability. To select dates post purchase, simply select 'My Escapes' under the 'My Account' tab and follow the prompts.

7-Day Change of Mind ‘No Questions Asked’ Refund Guarantee: Things don’t always work out. Our 7-day Change of Mind Guarantee is there to help. Within 7 days of purchase we’ll happily provide a full refund on cancellation of your escape (so long as you don’t have a confirmed booking/stay in the next 14 days).

Packages are valid for two people.

Junior Suite

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two people. No other guests can be accomodated.

One Bedroom Villas

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults and two children or three adults.

See the 'Extra Guest Policy' below:

Extra Guest Policy: An additional guest (aged 12 and over) may stay for a surcharge of NZ$415 per night, sleeping on a sleeper couch with daily breakfast included. Payable directly to the hotel/resort.

Child Policy: Up to two children (aged 12 and under) may stay for a surcharge of NZ$363 per child, per night, sleeping on a sleeper couch with daily breakfast included. Payable directly to the hotel/resort.

Baby Policy: One infant (aged two years and under) may stay free of charge and will count towards maximum room occupancy. A cot can be provided free of charge on request.

Connecting rooms are not available.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply - refer to LuxuryEscapes.com/terms

  • Concierge service
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge applies)
  • Golf course (within 3 km)(additional charge applies)
  • Tennis court
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Sun terrace
  • Spa

Flights to Auckland are available from major Australian cities (one stop may be required from some cities en route). Direct flights from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne are available with Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar.

Flights to Wellington are available from major Australian cities (one stop may be required from some cities en route). Direct flights are available from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast with seasonal flights from Perth, available with Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Qantas, Emirates, China Airlines and Jetstar.

The lodge is reachable by car via State Highways from both Auckland (three hours) or Wellington (four hours).

Direct Flights (departing Australia only): Booking your flight with us is a quick, easy process. First, confirm your travel dates with the hotel, then head to our new online booking page to book your flights here.

Multi-Stop Trips: If you require a stopover en route or are travelling to multiple destinations, simply call 1300 88 99 00.

The Kinloch Club
261 Kinloch Road, Taupo
Spectacular setting with sweeping views from every vantage point; excellent service and attention to detail; a culinary delight; challenging and rewarding golf experience; and all around one for the memory books! Can't wait to get back!
- TripAdvisor
We recently stayed at The Kinloch Club as a group of 12 for our annual Strategic Retreat. It was nothing short of amazing! Everything from the Lodge, to the accommodation, to the FOOD! Ken and his team did a great job, and everything flowed seamlessly. I would return in a heartbeat. The interior design of the Villa's and the Lodge is second to none... Just go!
- TripAdvisor
The Kinloch Club is unbelievable! The building is designed by Andrew Patterson and is yet another of his incredible designs. The building sits majestically above the golf course affording breathtaking views over the edge of Lake Taupo and the volcanoes beyond. The service is amazing, delicious breakfasts and exceptional quality dinners making the best of fresh local produce, is it the best meal you will ever eat, perhaps not, but it will be one of the most pleasant. Dinner starts with drinks and canapés served on the terrace affording one an opportunity to meet other guests - which whilst no my thing, is a nice gesture. Service is attentive and friendly and whilst they are still getting started, it has all the makings of a world class destination. We will be back!
- TripAdvisor

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