IntroductionCamp on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand’s longest lake. Explore the area along the Caples or the Greenstone tramping tracks. Swim, kayak, fish or go boating on the lake, or enjoy the scenery.
- Rivers and lakes
- Boat launching
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
- Wheelchair accessible
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
- Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
- Child (5–17 years): $7.50 per night
- Infant (0–4 years): free
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
Campsite Pass bookings must be booked online before occupying a site. If you do not pre-book, bookings may be made by campground staff (if present) and will incur a $10 service charge.
Bookings are required all year.
A $10 service fee applies to phone and in-person booking. This is a limited service – book online first. An in-person booking is dependent on there being space available.
Your booking will be for a site, which will be allocated or selected on arrival.
From Glenorchy follow the Glenorchy - Paradise Rd, turn left into Priory Rd then right into Glenorchy - Routeburn Rd. Follow to Kinloch Rd. Kinloch Campsite is 27 km from Glenorchy.
Gravel from Dart River bridge. The road and campsite are prone to flooding and can be inaccessible in heavy rain.
Grid reference: NZTM2000, E1232567-N5023919
Latitude: -44.84371667, Longitude: 168.34999424
Boil water for your own protection.
Booking from the campsite might not be possible
Mobile phone coverage is patchy at this campsite. It is recommended to book and paying for the campsite on the DOC booking system before arriving.
Choosing a safe tent site
For your safety we recommend not camping under the trees at this campsite.
Be aware that the head of the lake is a challenging place for swimming and can be dangerous. There are strong currents where the river meets the lake, and the lake is very cold.
Kinloch is in a remote area so if you get into trouble it can take a long time to get help.