When arguably the worlds greatest living golfer, Jack Nicklaus, announced in 2004 that he was to design his only Signature golf course in New Zealand at Kinloch, it was all Alistair Tod, a native Scotsman and avid golfer needed to embark on a dream. That dream was to build a luxurious and unique holiday home overlooking the very golf course designed by his childhood hero!
Four years later, the dream was complete, and the doors of Dunalistair House opened, introducing a stunning piece of sophisticated and contemporary architecture. Numerous awards followed for designer Brendon Gordon of Tauranga, and soon after, Dunalistair House obtained the regions top official grading status as the only 5* Holiday Home from Qualmark.
10 years later and Dunalistair House has welcomed hundreds of distinguished guests from around the world. And those who visit continue to be blown away by the timeless design of the home. In renting Dunalistair House, Alistair will be your point of contact from initial enquiry right through to your day of arrival. He is incredibly proud of the home that bares part of his name (ask him to tell you the story), and he will take huge delight and pleasure in sharing his extensive hospitality and tourism experience with you, to ensure you maximise your time while staying.
Whether you are looking for a family holiday escape, private weekend retreat for a special occasion, or an intimate wedding venue or golfers package, Alistair will be able to assist you with as little or as much additional detailing as you require.
Dunalistair House is located in the heart of the North Island of New Zealand. The village of Kinloch is a quaint village on the Northern shore of Lake Taupo and is growing to become one of New Zealand's premium holiday locations for New Zealanders and International visitors alike.
Kinloch is a 15 minute drive to Taupo town, 50 minutes to Rotorua, Auckland (3 hours), Wellington (4 hours) or Napier (2 hours).
If you require helicopter co-ordinates, there is a helipad nearby - please let us know and we can happily supply them.