Lochview is just 15 minutes from Taupō in the North Island.

This spacious luxury tent is the perfect choice for couples, groups of friends, or families looking to relax, reconnect - and enjoy the glorious lake views and sunsets.

The interior of the tent includes an open plan area with a kitchen, lounge, and queen-sized bed. A separate bedroom containing three additional beds is perfect for the kids, while an internal bathroom is the ultimate glamping luxury.

Fully powered, with a heat pump to keep things cosy, this tent is the perfect family adventure, winter or summer. After a busy day exploring all the area has to offer, enjoy bonding in the wood-fired hot tub or feasting on s'mores around the outdoor brazier.

You feel miles from anywhere at this peaceful rural spot, but just a short drive takes you to the cafes and buzz of Kinloch and Taupō. 

FROM $395 p/n

Children aged 5+ only

  • Sleeps 4
            Children welcome
      Children welcome

A $50 Single Night Surcharge applies on top of the nightly rate when booking a single night. You will need to add this charge during the booking process. The calendar below will specify where one-night bookings are allowed.


659 Whangamata Road, Kinloch 3377


Lochview is just 15 minutes from Taupō in the North Island.

Follow the Google Maps directions to the address.

You will receive a pre-arrival email with detailed arrival instructions and your host's details 5-days prior to your stay.

Note: If you have booked within 5 days and haven't received a pre-arrival email shortly after booking, please email us at [email protected].


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  • eating and drinking

    Lochview is self-catering. Just bring your own food, and cook meals using the microwave oven in the kitchen and BBQ.

    If you want a break from cooking at any stage, Vine Eatery and Dixie Browns are two restaurants in Taupō recommended by your hosts.

    The nearest store for stocking up on food and supplies is the Kinloch Store, 3 minutes away, or the supermarkets in Taupō, 15 minutes away.

  • things to do

    Relax at the accommodation in the hot tub, or play a few games of Pentague or Croquet on the lawn. Stretch your legs and take a stroll around the lifestyle block that Lochview is set upon.

    There are plenty of local walks to check out including Kawakawa Bay, Whakaipo Bay, Waihāhā (all mountain bike friendly).

    Kinloch, only a few minutes away, has the world-class golf course designed by legendary Jack Nicklaus. There’s a course-side cafe available to everyone - not just the golfers! 

    If you have a boat and want to get out on the water, you can launch at Kinloch.

  • your hosts

    Your hosts at Lochview are Grant and Gina Symes.

    Grant and Gina, along with their children Ben, Hugh and Annabel, have lived on their lifestyle property since 2020. The views, lake and local people are part of what makes the area so special to them. Grant has many fond memories of spending family holidays in Kinloch in the 70s and 80s.

    Lochview is one of Grant's recent projects. He loves the idea of providing an alternative form of accommodation - and looks forward to sending his guests away as 'happy glampers'!

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