There are a few ways to get to Glenorchy and Kinloch including buses, boat rides and of course, your own car. Here's how:
By CarGlenorchy is a 48 kilometre scenic drive from Queenstown, allow 45 minutes driving time. Kinloch is a further 26 kilometres. The road is sealed for the 17kms to the Dart Bridge, the last 9 kms is unsealed though well graded for a normal car or van. If you would prefer not to drive all the way to Kinloch, you can leave your vehicle at the carpark by Glenorchy marina and take the boat to Kinloch (times below); we would always recommend bringing your vehicle if you have one for freedom of movement.
Our office in GlenorchyWe have a base in Glenorchy called The Trading Post, please come and see us for any assistance or to get a map so you don't miss any of the local sights.
By Vehicle Transfer
Several companies offer transfers from Queenstown to Glenorchy and/or Kinloch. All transfers must be pre-booked and have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Minimum numbers apply.
Prices from the airport are similar to the below from Queenstown plus around $20 extra, minimum 2 people. Please let us know the time you need a transfer and we can advise availability and prices.
Times in bold will bring you to Kinloch for $20 extra each, guests may change buses in Glenorchy after a 30 minute stopover.Times in green are for the walking season only.
*Available for high season only
By Boat TransferKinloch boat transfers are available Monday through Saturday for $15pp each way, minimum 2 people. If you are staying with us we offer the boat at $10pp. You can add the transfers to your booking, click here to book separately or email us. During May to Oct the boat is subject to driver availability, please email or call 034424900 to book.
*Term time weekdays onlyTimes in bold - minimum 1 person for guests staying at Kinloch Lodge
Boat services are subject to weather and need to be re-confirmed an hour prior to departure on 03 4424900. In the case of adverse weather conditions, we will try to accommodate you as best we can by alternative services at the same or similar price, though this is not guaranteed and is subject to driver and vehicle availability.
Kinloch Free Boat - Direct Bookings onlyWe have one free boat per day that departs Kinloch at 12:15pm for Glenorchy and Glenorchy at 12:30pm for Kinloch, Monday through Saturday during summer months. The best way to connect with this from Queenstown is to use Glenorchy Journeys 11:30am departure from Queenstown. You can book online or email us. No minimum numbers.