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

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'!


  • "

    Couldn't ask for a better host than Grant. Responsive, helpful, and friendly. Beautiful setting for a long weekend getaway.


    Claudia Serra - 19 Jun 2024

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  • "

    Worth every dollar!!


    Brad Smith - 12 Jun 2024

    2 / 12

  • "

    Stunning location, everything had been thought of. Sitting in the hot tub watching the stars was the highlight of our stay. Perfect little getaway in Kinloch.


    Sam Bain - 14 May 2024

    3 / 12

  • "

    Our stay at Lochview was amazing from the first sight of the incredible views over the golf course out to the lake, the wonderful sunsets. We could not have been more delighted with the experience and quality of Lochview.


    Ron Murray - 14 May 2024

    4 / 12

  • "

    Grant and Gina have created a very special place. We had an amazing family getaway and would highly recommend!


    - 30 Apr 2024

    5 / 12

  • "

    Amazing views, stylish comfortable accommodation and excellent facilities. A memorable experience we hope to repeat!


    - 16 Apr 2024

    6 / 12

  • "

    Our family had a great time staying at Loch View for the Easter holiday. Great outdoor hot tub, great view, happy and relaxing holidays.


    - 09 Apr 2024

    7 / 12

  • "

    What a spot! Our family of four absolutely loved our two nights at Lochview. The hot tub, lawn games, comfortable beds, beautiful view, and I could go on, were just perfect to relax and enjoy spending time together.


    - 12 Mar 2024

    8 / 12

  • "

    This place is perfect for those who might be trying glamping for the first time or are unsure about it: a beautiful setting but close to town. As usual, the spectacular New Zealand scenery simply can't be beaten.


    - 12 Mar 2024

    9 / 12

  • "

    This is a fantastic location with beautiful views, and the tent is superbly equipped and designed. The hot tub was a great way to end the day, soaking up the views and watching the stars!


    - 27 Feb 2024

    10 / 12

  • "

    The stay at Lochview was just amazing. The location was beautiful, the views breathtaking, and the tent luxurious. The facilities were clean and tidy, well-equipped, and Grant could not have been more helpful. A time and place to be together and make some very special memories.


    - 20 Feb 2024

    11 / 12

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    Amazing stay.


    - 27 Jan 2024

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