The Lodge at Kinloch

Designed by Andrew Patterson this stunning Lake Taupo location is amongst the newest luxury properties in New Zealand and located next to the famed Nicklaus designed course

Among the newest luxury properties in New Zealand is The Lodge at Kinloch. Designed by award-winning Kiwi architect Andrew Patterson, perhaps the most famous in the country (the clubhouse at The Hills, Cape Kidnappers, Christchurch Botanic Garden Center), his inspiration for The Lodge came from a modern integration of Kinloch Castle in Scotland. The building sits high on the hill as one approaches, and looks quite stately.

The interior design is courtesy of Virginia Fisher (Huka Lodge, Matakauri Lodge) and is a mix of textures. Fox fur, velvet, brass, copper, leather, wood and soft fabrics to create a lush modern feeling in accordance with her signature style. Think reclaimed industrial warehouse meets luxury Kiwi lodge. Lights and mirrors throughout create additional patterns on whitewashed walls and ceilings, while warm accents like blanket throws are combined with earth tones to provide interest while avoiding eye fatigue. This is not maximalist but more of an upscale masculine club feel.

These one and two-bedroom villas opened officially in early 2016 and are located a short walk from the lodge. Each villa has a commanding elevated view to the golf course below. As in the main lodge, you will find an expansive and open layout for all spaces, large fireplaces, textured walls and windows with large vista views to course and surrounding mountains.

"My vision was a baronial feel of lush textures – velvet, fox fur, brass and copper but upon a modern calm of whitewash, light and airy..." - Virginia Fisher

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Customer reviews

It was a trip of a lifetime with truly unique beauty not found anywhere else. A New Zealand trip requires a specialist who knows the lay of the land the unique challenges of traveling and sight-seeing there.

The country looks a lot smaller than it really is, and travel times are longer than one can assume.

The route chosen by Cristina helped us maximize our time there. I’m usually a do it yourself traveler, but for this trip I’m sure glad I had Cristina at Best of New Zealand.

—Dawn P., Highland Ranch, CO

Highlights Of The Trip: Getting off the plane in Queenstown – overwhelmed with the beauty. The boat ride in Queenstown to experience the expansiveness.

The drive from Queenstown to Franz Joseph - the mountains and glacier lakes that went on forever. Our lunch spot that day at a campsite on a lake. Abel Tasman: this is where I want to return and spend a week to hike the entire trail. Spent the day biking in Napier to wineries.

—Mary Jean S., Chapel Hill, NC