Best Wilderness Retreats In The World: Kinloch Lodge, Glenorchy

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Name: Kinloch Lodge

Location: New Zealand

Just 45 minutes from Queenstown, Kinloch Lodge is a wilderness retreat nestled in Glenorchy on the northern shores of Lake Wakatipu & is the gateway to hiking trails and Middle-earth magic.

The small settlement of Glenorchy is engulfed by the sort of soaring snow-clad peaks and green valleys that have come to be seen as quintessential New Zealand scenery. In fact, the surrounding area enjoyed a starring role in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films. You can think of Glenorchy as a smaller, calmer low-key alternative to nearby adrenaline capital Queenstown. It also makes a particularly good base for walkers heading out on the trails in Mount Aspiring National Park.

Stay at Kinloch Lodge. This retreat in the wilderness is just 5 minutes by boat from Glenorchy town, or a 26 km scenic drive through ancient Beech forests and lush alpine valleys and the perfect base to experience this Middle-earth world.

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Kinloch Lodge

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