Dunalistair is available to rent all year round for discerning travellers looking for a luxury home from which to rest, enjoy and savour the surrounds of Kinloch and the greater Taupo area.
For the luxury traveller, it is a must stay property for anyone looking at some time in the region.
The village of Kinloch, on the northern shores of Lake Taupo, offers ample of activity options. With fishing, golf, mountain biking and walking all in abundance in the area, Kinloch is fast becoming recognised as a secret hideaway and magical destination to holiday. With its central location (being only 15 minutes from Taupo, 1 hour from Rotorua and 3 hours from Auckland, there is no doubt that Kinloch offers a fantastic opportunity to experience some of fantastic geothermal, cultural and adventure activities that the region has to offer as well. Popular for guests at Dunalistair House are the Huka Falls Jet, Bravado 3 fishing experience, Chris Jolly Biking experience of the Kawakawa Bay Track, Orakei Korako, The Luge in Rotorua as well as The Tongariro Crossing with private guided walks the prefered method.
Here is owner Alistair Tod's Top 10 to do list in and around Kinloch and Taupo whilst staying at Dunalistair House:
1. A round of golf - On the doorstep - The Kinloch Club
2. Walk or mountain bike the W2K track from Whaikaipo Bay to Kinloch.
3. Visit the majestic Huka Falls.
4. Visit the Geothermal fields of Orakei Korako.
5. Go fishing! Whether it be trout fishing on the Lake from Kinloch, or wilderness fishing in some of the back-country waters of the Taupo region, the area has some of the worlds best flyfishing.
6. Fish and Chips on the beach at Kinloch ! One of past guests favourites!
7. A private visit Graham Moellers Art Gallery in Taupo - one of New Zealand's greatest oil artists.
8. Visit some natural Hot Pools either at DeBretts or take the kids to the AC Baths.
9. Take a day trip to Rotorua and witness Wingspan, a trip on the luge, gondola or visit the agrodome. Rotorua is only a 1 hour drive from Dunalistair House. (Transfers can be arranged with Taupo Private Transfers)
10. Take a Helipro scenic Volcanic Safari Flight. This 90 minutes flying offers some of the most dramatic volcanic scenery you'll ever see.
The Kinloch Golf Club is the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in New Zealand and its most proud accolade is the ranking in the Top 100 in the world from Golf Course Architecture Magazine. Dunalistair House was opened on 29th February 2008, the same day that Jack Nicklaus visited Kinloch to open the full 18 holes of the golf course.
The owner of Dunalistair House, Alistair Tod is happy to arrange a concierge service for guests staying so that they may discover the many incredible activities available in the region, from jet-boating, walking, biking, trout fishing (lake and river), to heli-sightseeing.
With the Wairakei International Golf Course and The Kinloch Golf Club, there are two world class 5 star golf facilities in the region which offer golf enthusiasts an exceptional opportunity. Within the local area there is also the Taupo Golf Club, Rotorua Golf Club and the Taumaranui Golf Club all offering excellent club golf courses with friendly members and social clubs.
We recommend 5 golf courses in the local vicinity of Dunalistair House - Taupo Centennial Golf Club, The Kinloch Club, Wairakei International Golf Course, Turangi Golf Club and our hidden gem about a 1 hour 5 minute drive away, Taumaranui Golf Club.
Dunalistair House offers guests with a location to treat as their home from home. A unique type of holiday
experience will be experienced here, and as more and more travellers are requiring privacy and relaxation as their primary requirements when they wish to travel, it was with this in mind that Dunalistair House
is such an exceptional location. Ideal as a wedding venue as well (with the stunning views towards the Kinloch hills and Lake Taupo in the distance), you are assured of a
stunning setting. 4 ensuite bedrooms, large entertaining areas, 2 televisions, a media center, wireless broadband throughout and a BBQ all add up to ensure complete comfort for any configuration of 8 guests to stay.
The kitchen specs are of the highest standard, allowing for ease of use, whether by you or by our on call executive chef. Take advantage also of the concierge service provided by the owners of Dunalistair House, Alistair & Kirsty Tod, who only live 2 minutes away in the village of Kinloch.
The village of Kinloch is a quaint
and peaceful location on the north shore of Lake Taupo. Only 15
from Taupo town itself, Kinloch enjoys the quieter calm of a village
with enviable character and charm.
To Holiday in the Taupo region is ideal for couples and families, and now with the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, is becoming a stay and play destination for golf enthusiasts around the world. There are amble accommodation options available with holiday homes aplenty in the Kinloch village and on the golf course.
Kinloch is situated in the centre of The North Island of New Zealand enroute between Auckland and Wellington. The village is a 3 hour drive from Auckland and a 4 hour drive from Wellington. The village is also only 15 minutes from Taupo, and a 50 minute drive to Rotorua.
The Kinloch Club, Wairakei International and Cape Kidnappers are all within easy reach of Dunalistair House. New Zealand's only Jack Nicklaus signature
golf course, The Kinloch Club was rated top new course outside North America, by Travel and Leisure Golf Magazine, 2007.
In Taupo you will also find Wairakei International which is New Zealand's most established international golf course. A classic parkland layout and always exceptionally maintained, Wairakei offers all levels of golfer a truly enjoyable experience.
Cape Kidnappers is ranked in the Top 50 of the world by Golf Magazine, making it a truly exceptional golfing experience. A full day trip by road, or a 35 minute helicopter ride, this Tom Doak course warrants the helicopter journey just for the mind blowing aerial views! Helicopter transfers can be as little as the round of golf itself, so well worth enquiring to arrive and depart this way.
Of course golf is the ultimate reason why to stay at Dunalistair House. With The Kinloch Golf Club and Wairakei International only 15 minutes away, Dunalistair House is an ideal golfers retreat. Kinloch is a Jack Nicklaus Signature course and one of only 3 in Australasia, and the only one in New Zealand. Jack Nicklaus himself spent a considerable amount of time overseeing the development of Kinloch and was extremely impressed with the golf course on its completion. Wairakei International is also an outstanding golf experience, being a park-like design set amongst attractive pine trees, lakes and streams.
The Taupo region is famous for the Tongariro Crossing - known as one of the best one day walks in the world. The National Park (a World Heritage Site) that the crossing is within, is rich in cultural identity and dramatic scenery. The crossing is 18.5 Kilometres in length, offering varying terrain that is challenging in places, yet truly rewarding, giving all those who have completed the crossing an unforgettable experience.
Helipro Scenic Flights
The Taupo branch of Helipro is our preferred supplier of helicopter transport. Operated by Toby Clark, a commercial pilot with over 25 years of experience, Helipro together with Dunalistair House have put together a wide range of packages to take guests on trips including Mount Ruapehu, Tarawera, White Island, and also winery tours. Helipro will even pick you up from the front lawn of the accommodation.
Biking, Hiking, Team Building, Whitewater Rafting
Dunalistair House has an ongoing relationship with Multiday Adventures, a Rotorua based company providing Adventure Tours, Educational Tours, Team Building, whitewater rafting adventures, mountain biking excursions, hiking and rock climbing. A professionally endorsed Qualmark tour operating company, any adventure can be custom made if required.
River or Lake Trout Fishing
Dunalistair House has access to private trout fishing waters near Taupo where you will experience some of the best dry fly and nymph fishing in the world. Rainbow & Brown Trout average 5-7lb and trophy fish of 10lb+ are not uncommon.
Lake fishing charters are also available, with local launching from the Kinloch marina, only 2 minutes from Dunalistair House.
Some 2 minutes from Dunalistair House is the beach! A pumice beach, stretching for over 1 kilometre, the Kinloch Beach is a fantastic spot to enjoy the crystal clear waters of Lake Taupo, without the worries of fine sand, dangerous rips, and saltwater making it a much safer option for children.
Maori Culture and Custom
15 minutes drive from Dunalistair House is the Wairakei Terraces, where an opportunity exists to experience the cornerstone of Maori custom and culture. An evening includes being formerly welcomed onto the marae, and so beginning a journey into the unique and mysterious world of the Maori people.
Dunalister House is available for up to 8 golf guests at a time.
Our Tariff includes exclusive use of the Dunalistair House Accommodation, and is subject to change
A deposit of 15% of total cost of stay is required to confirm your booking. This deposit is refundable outwith 21 days of arrival. Cancellation between 21 and 7 days before arrival results in loss of deposit. Cancellations within 7 days of arrival will result in 100% of total cost of your accommodation booking. Booking requests can be made through Globalavailability where secure credit card payments of booking costs can be made.
Address: 44 The Fairways, The Kinloch Club, Lake Taupo