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From Taupo to Queenstown and across the Tasman to Western Australia’s Kimberley region, tonight’s episode of Lap of Luxury introduces a collection of luxurious local lodges that can provide privileged access to untracked ski runs, manicured golfing greens and rugged outback landscapes. As diverse as they are inviting, each one provides a personalised welcome, indulgent modern comforts and a true sense of place.

New Zealanders: Join us 8pm tonight on TVNZ 1 (or catch up with TVNZ OnDemand) to be inspired - and for your chance to win a luxury New Zealand getaway for two.

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Matakauri Lodge Kinloch Manor & Villas El Questro
Thank you @sharonstephenson, great to have you stay at Kinloch Manor & Villas.

Looking for a weekend away? ...

Sharon shares some beauties in Taupo in the Sunday Star Times and NZ House & Garden.

#lovetaupo #taupo #dosomethingnewnz #nzluxurylodges #luxurylodgesnz
Kinloch Manor & Villas - beautiful wedding venue ...
Graduate Story
Maggie Allan.
Workplace Trainer Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia in Yulara

Growing up in her family’s hospitality business, Maggie has always had hospitality in her blood. Since she was nine, she used to spend her spare time in the different departments trying to learn more while giving a helping hand.

With a love of travel and working with people, a career within the tourism and hospitality industry was a perfect fit.

Maggie was a student at Waikato Diocesan School for Girls and QRC had always been on her radar since attending Experience QRC.

With the assistance of our Internship Team, Maggie undertook her Industry Placement at the luxurious One&Only Hayman Island in the Whitsundays, Australia where she worked as a Food & Beverage Attendant.

We asked her about the biggest take away she got from her internship in Australia which was:

“The amount of effort that you put into it is what you will get out of it.”

After graduating from QRC, like many graduates, she returned to the place she undertook her internship, One&Only Hayman Island this time as a Butler. After a cyclone forced the closure of the island, she returned home to NZ for a break. Shortly after she was snapped up by Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley as a Guest Services Agent, however, due to her training and customer centric philosophy, within 6 months she was promoted to a Team Leader position. After eighteen months she returned to NZ where she joined Treetops Lodge Rotorua & Kinloch Manor & Villas in Taupo as their Reservations Manager due to an earlier connection at Wolgan Valley.

Covid hit which gave her time to reflect and she soon realised how much she appreciated working in the Hospitality Industry.

Next another opportunity came up back in Australia. This time at Ayers Rock Resort, for Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia where she is now a member of the Learning and Development Team, as the Workplace Trainer. The resort comprises of five hotels, one campground and nine food and beverage outlets.

Her role involves carrying out and overseeing workplace training throughout the resort. Not only in the hotels, but also in other departments including maintenance, tech services, freight services, activities, and the supermarket.

And what does she enjoy the most about her current role?

“The diversity, not only in the responsibilities of my role, but getting to work with people from all over the world. We strive to change lives through cultural tourism.”

We will finish off with her words of wisdom:

“Take every opportunity you can to get experience and build connections. The hospitality industry is incredibly small, and you will be surprised who knows who. Don’t sit around and wait for people to offer you opportunities, put yourself out there and show people that you want it. Work hard and good things will follow.”

We look forward to following this QRC rising star as her career progresses.

Read more about Maggie and her journey since leaving QRC at the link below.
Kinloch Manor & Villas
Family road trip inspiration, destination; Kinloch Manor & Villas
A perfect design match for the Aston Martin DBX super SUV
Giltrap Group #roadtrip #partnerships #driveprogramme #astonmartin #luxurylodgesnz #luxurylodgesnewzealand #lodgelife #luxurylifestyle
We are excited to announce our next chef for this year’s event, Norka Mella Munoz, Head Chef of Kinloch Manor & Villas and an ambassador for both Ora King Salmon plus Beef and Lamb New Zealand.

Norka calls herself a ‘Chiwi’ and her cooking style reflects that, with a fusion of ‘kiwi’ local produce and her native Chilean flair. She grew up in Santiago with fond memories of her mum’s delicious cooking. She enrolled in chef school and studied for three years, while also working at various catering jobs and events in Santiago.

Norka then undertook a six-month apprenticeship in a five-star hotel working with several renowned chefs from France and Italy, followed by a move to Patagonia winning various gold culinary awards working for hotels such as the Intercontinental, Hotel Las Torres and the Explora Patagonia.

In 2003 she moved to New Zealand without being able to speak English but with the knowledge that food being a universal language would be enough to get herself a job. She started work with an Auckland catering company and soon became head chef. She moved on to tutoring new chefs at the Auckland Hotel and Chef Training School in Auckland and then moved to Hawkes Bay where she continued working as a tutor and then moved to luxury Hawkes Bay lodge Mangapapa.Recently this year, Norka has taken up a new challenge and moved her family to Kinloch on the shores of Lake Taupo where she heads up the kitchen team at the luxurious Kinloch Manor & Villas.

Norka says she has noticed a shift in feedback from guests wanting to try local produce, and to know exactly where their food has come from. This is where Kinloch Manors ‘Estate to Plate’ food philosophy comes into play. Guests are encouraged to try Kinloch’s own garden produce, being able to respectfully pick what they wish to taste.

@KinlochManor @chefnorkamella @nzbeeflambchefs @beeflambnz @orakingsalmon
The truffle harvest is underway in New Zealand and these delicious little treasures have been sniffed out and dug up by Te Puke Truffles and delivered to Kinloch Manor & Villas. Reserve yourself a spot at the dinner table and taste these fancy fungi on the 17th July at “All About the Truffle” with Chef Norka Mella
#luxurylodgesnz #truffles #trufflemenu #lovetauponz #virtuoso #lodgechefs #lodgelife #gastronomy
Join us for the 2023 New Zealand & Australia #PerryGolfCruise.

• 16 Nights on board Azamara Quest
• 6 Rounds including The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, The Kinloch Manor & Villas & The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
• Cruise dates: January 21 - February 6, 2023
• Post Cruise Option: Sydney including Golf at The Lakes & New South Wales Golf
Did you know Taupō is home to some of the best golf courses in the country? Kinloch Manor & Villas 18-hole course was designed by golfing legend Jack Nicklaus, and Kiwi golfing great Sir Bob Charles even quotes that it's THE top course in NZ 🥇
Whether you're a Bogey Billy, an Eagle Elliot, a Birdie Blair or a Caddy Casey, you're guaranteed a teeriffic round in Taupō ⛳️

#LoveTaupo #DoSomethingNewNZ #GoNZ #GolfNZ
Welcome to the newest Head Chef in the Luxury Lodges of New Zealand collection and introducing a new style of cuisine; Norka Mella Manoz at Kinloch Manor & Villas. Calling herself a 'chiwi' Norka's cooking reflects her fusion of 'kiwi' local produce and her Chilean flair together with the organic & pesticide free "estate to plate" food philosophy of the lodge

#luxurylodgesnz #estatetoplate #lodgechefs #gastronomy
Ambassador Chef Norka Mella Munoz, from Kinloch Manor & Villas, shares the story of when she first learned about New Zealand - and using mint sauce on lamb.

🌿 You can check out her favourite mint jelly recipe:

🐑 Learn more about National Lamb Day:

#NationalLambDay #NZLambDay

Above the shores of Lake Taupo center of this adventure and wilderness playground is Kinloch Manor & Villas. New Zealand’s only Jack Nicklaus Signature 18 hole Links Golf Course, spa, organic food philosophy, Tongariro Crossing, Fly fishing and more.

Perfectly placed on a 254ha spectacular setting above the shores of Lake Taupo New Zealand, heart of an adventure and wilderness playground, is one of the countries newest and most design awarded luxury lodges, Kinloch Manor & Villas. Winner of the New Zealand Architecture Award 2017, the lodge features New Zealand’s only Jack Nicklaus Signature 18-hole Links Golf Course which has been voted #1 c

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🧡 A spa treatment or a long luxurious weekend at Kinloch, any Mum would be happy to be treated with either (just saying ... 💁🏻 like, not really hinting at anything).

#MothersDay #LoveMum #carersday #Love #Thanks


🐣 So whats on your Easter menu this weekend?
... ours - lamb croquettes, feta, water melon, dry kakamaras, oyster, Ora King Salmon caviar!


Lap of Luxury screens 8pm Tues 19th April and features Kinloch Manor & Villas (us!).
Winner of USA Golf Magazine 'Best Golf Resort in New Zealand 2021', we cant wait to showcase Kinloch Manor as a 'must do' for a superb autumn or winter getaway.
Don’t miss this rare glimpse of some of Australia & New Zealand’s iconic lodges and resorts next Tuesday night or catch up with us and the series with On Demand.
#LuxuryTravel #NewZealand #TravelInspo #BucketListTravel #LapOfLuxury #dosomethingnewnz #LapofLuxury #lovetaupo #luxurylodges


🐣 Easter ...
A Weekend of thrill perfect for ‘Families Licenced for Fun’ ...
A fantastic family experience to explore the wilds, the great outdoors, natural wonders, and stunning landscapes – all right here in Kinloch’s back yard. It’s not too late to secure your family an Easter weekend, our helicopter is at your family's disposal and thrill for the flight of your life 🚁

#Easterbreak #Easterfun #dosomethingnewnz #familybreak #easterholidays





15 years as Director of Golf at The Kinloch Club and Head PGA Professional...Mr Tom Long.

#pga #pgaprofessional #nzpga #nzpgaprofessionals #nzgolf #golfnz #kinloch #nzgolfer #thekinlochclub #kinlochmanor #kinlochmanorandvillas

Photos from Kinloch Manor & Villas's post 17/03/2022

‘Our wedding venue overlooking Lake Taupo was so fabulous’ ... Lauren.

@togetherjournal features Lauren + Alex whose wedding last February we were honoured to host at @thekinlochmanor ❤️

#nzwedding #togetherjournal #weddingsnz #weddingstyle #luxurylodgesnz #luxeweddings #bride #bridetobe #bridemagazine #lovetaupo


Kinloch Manor & Villas head chef @chefnorkamella fabulous smile graces the front cover of our national airline carrier Air New Zealand’s inflight magazine this month ... and for the ‘birdie’ open up the magazine and there is a feature on Kinloch’s own Jack Nicklaus designed Signature course The Kinloch Club.

#lovetaupo #nzluxurylodges #virtuosotravelweek #virtuosolife #mrandmrssmith #dosomethingnewnz #airnewzealand #kiaoramagazine


Relaxing late summer evenings ...


#LATEST: Vaccinated Kiwis from all over the world will be able to skip self-isolation when they arrive home from Friday at 11:59pm - if they can show negative COVID-19 test results.

We look forward to welcoming you home!

🔗 More:

Going beyond the lake in Taupō 24/02/2022

Going beyond the lake in Taupō

Thank you @sharonstephenson, great to have you at the lodge!

Looking for a weekend away? ...

Sharon shares some beauties in Taupo in the Sunday Star Times & NZ House & Garden

#lovetaupo #taupo #dosomethingnewnz #luxurylodges #nzluxurylodges #luxurylodgesnz

Going beyond the lake in Taupō There’s way more to the central North Island township of Taupō than the inviting blue waters of its famous lake.


Not long before these little beauties in our garden are ready to eat 🪴

#gardentoplate #organic #estatetoplate #lovetaupo


Valentines Day falls Monday .... get in just ahead, spend this weekend at Kinloch Manor & Villas ❤️


#valentinesday #valentines #valentine #weekendsaway #dosomethingnewnz #lovetaupo #luxurylodgesnz

Kinloch Manor & Villas 31/01/2022

Kinloch Manor & Villas

BACH LIFE’ ... uber stylish summer holiday villa rentals. Min three night stay self-catering, with included extra’s of full servicing each three-night stay, a bottle of wine with a selection of cheeses and gourmet dips on arrival, and a breakfast hamper for your first morning of stay. Play our Jack Nicklaus 18 hole Signature golf course, endless tennis, fly fish or cycle ... so much to do ❤️Taupo.

Available now from $1595 per night, two bedroom villa - until 31st March 2022.


Kinloch Manor & Villas The Luxury Lodge of New, New Zealand

Photos from Kinloch Manor & Villas's post 30/01/2022

QANTAS Travel Insider Magazine featured Kinloch Manor in their latest Design edition. Celebrating Kiwi duo architect @andrewpattersonarchitect and interior design by @virginia_fisher_design.


#qantas # AirBB #lovetaupo #dosomethingnewnz #design #nzarchitecture #nzinteriordesign #nzluxurylodges #virtuosolife #travellerlife #travellermadehotel #akasharora #mathewbroodryk

Ōra King Documentary - Our Story_US Subtitles 17/01/2022

Ōra King Documentary - Our Story_US Subtitles

With our Head Chef Norka Mella Munoz as ambassador for Ora King Salmon New Zealand, Kinloch Manor guests are assured of exceptional and adventurous dining. Kinloch guest’s own catch of Rainbow and Brown trout will always be prepared – and of cause Ora King Salmon is regularly on the menu.

Ōra King Documentary - Our Story_US Subtitles This is "Ōra King Documentary - Our Story_US Subtitles" by on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.


You have to ❤️ waking up to that view...


Our ‘Bach Life’ promo for up to 4 guests at $1595 per night per two bedroom villa is not just for golfers ... Taupo has some of the best cycling trails in New Zealand ... get out there!

#luxurylodgesofnewzealand #lovetsupo #dosomethingnewnz #taupo #cycling


The Kinloch Club

What are you waiting for? Play the multi international awarded Jack Nicklaus designed Golf Course The Kinloch Club, and stay right on course at Kinloch Manor Villas. Our self catering 'Bach Life' offer valid now until 31 January 2022 only.

Two & Three Bedroom Villas from NZ$1595 incl GST per night, up to six guests, and loads of inclusions from welcome wine, cheese and dips platter, a luxury breakfast hamper on your first morning and preferred Golf offerings. Min three night stay.


#lovetaupo #luxurylodgesnz #golf #Taupo #kinloch


🎄 Our team at Kinloch thank you for your support during the year, yes it’s been one out of the box for us all! Our best wishes to you and yours and wish you very Happy Holidays.

We are very pleased to welcome guests over the holiday season on our BACH LIFE summer offer, to explore the wilds of the National Park and all the Taupo region has to offer.

Merry Christmas.

More about BACH LIFE:

Photos from Kinloch Manor & Villas's post 21/12/2021

‘BACH LIFE’ ... uber stylish summer holiday villa rentals. Min three night stay self-catering, with included extra’s of full servicing each three-night stay, a bottle of wine with a selection of cheeses and gourmet dips on arrival, and a breakfast hamper for your first morning of stay. Play our Jack Nicklaus 18 hole Signature golf course, endless tennis, fly fish or cycle ... so much to do ❤️Taupo.

Available now from $1595 per night, two bedroom villa - until 31st January 2022.


Photos from Kinloch Manor & Villas's post 21/12/2021

Introducing ‘BACH LIFE’ at Kinloch Manor, Taupo from $1595 per night for a two bedroom, two bathroom luxury villa.

Limited for stays to 31 January experience epic lake views, unlimited tennis, play our Jack Nicklaus designed 18 hole Signature Golf course with special privileges or explore amazing Taupo.

Theres a min stay of three nights and it’s self-catering. But there are extra’s; the added luxury of full servicing of the villa each three-night stay, a chilled bottle of wine with a selection of cheeses and gourmet dips on arrival, and a breakfast hamper for your first morning of stay, plus a delicious ‘Heat+Eat’ in villa menu if cooking just isn’t your forte.

☀️ Now that’s summer holidays to remember!

Want to know more? ...

Photos from Kinloch Manor & Villas's post 13/12/2021

‘And just like that’ ... summer is here 🍅

#heirloomtomatoes #summertime #tauponz #nztaupo #nzluxurylodges #dosimethingnewnz #chefnorka #virtuosolife

Photos from Kinloch Manor & Villas's post 12/12/2021

REAL WEDDINGS from @newzealandweddings magazine - A blind date led to a fairytale ending for OLIVIA BLAKENEY-WILLIAMS and STEVEN FLOWER, with a mountaintop proposal and a romantic wedding at @thekinlochmanor.

Read the full love story @newzealandweddings :




🍾 🎉 🏌️‍♀️ The news we’ve been waiting for ... announced today New Zealand is opening up to the world again ... and we can’t wait to welcome you back to our little piece of paradise!

#newzealand #nzluxurylodges #luxurylodgesnz #golf #golfnz #virtuosotravel #virtuoso #virtuosotravelagent

Photos from Kinloch Manor & Villas's post 20/11/2021

🎄 Gather family and friends this festive season to experience the gift of together, whether celebrating as a group, a couple
or purchase as a gift.
Reservations essential ... More:

#Christmas #NewYearsEve #luxurylodgesofnewzealand #mrandmrssmith #Christmas21 #nye21 #Taupo


How proud are we that Norka is our Head Chef ... and a New Zealand Beef + Lamb Ambassador.
🐑... Read more about Norka and her philosophy behind the food she prepares for our guests ...

#nzbeefandlamb #nzchef #chefnz #norkamellamunoz #nzbeefandlambawards #tauponz #nzluxurylodges #nzfood #nzfoodstory #nzfoodie #nzfoodblogger

Kinloch Manor & Villas 04/11/2021

Kinloch Manor & Villas

Due to a cancellation have 15 places available for 'High Tea at Kinloch' for our second sitting at 2pm this Sunday 7th November 2021.

Bookings are essential, $60 incl GST per person includes a shared assortment of sweet and savoury delicacies and your choice teas and coffee.

Reservations are essential via E: [email protected] or P: 07 377 8482

More about High Teas at Kinloch -
#lovetaupo #taupo #kinloch #hightea #laketaupo #lovekinloch

Kinloch Manor & Villas The Luxury Lodge of New, New Zealand

Photos from Kinloch Manor & Villas's post 02/11/2021

Introducing our Manor Residence inclusive Den. Creating a peaceful atmosphere with beautiful oak floors, a carbon-neutral fireplace in both your living room and private den bedroom (for use as your private office or as a 2nd bedroom with a sofa bed), sumptuous handmade New Zealand rugs, and standalone bathtub. Each well-appointed residence includes laundry, a full kitchen and dining area, a furnished private terrace, and a private courtyard for outside dining and views over our Jack Nicklaus designed golf course to Lake Taupo.

#dosomethingnewnz #nzgolf #golfnz #nzluxurylodges #virtuosolifemagazine #mrandmrssmith #virtuoso #nzinteriordesign #nzdesign #villa #villavacations #newzealandluxury #kinloch #laketaupo #lovetaupo


Spend two nights at the iconic wilderness experience Treetops Lodge & Estate, Rotorua plus two nights at Kinloch Manor, Lake Taupo and enjoy an additional fifth night on us at the lodge of your choice. Explore the wilderness of Treetops Estate or enjoy a round of world-class golf overlooking Lake Taupo and combine two iconic experiences. Valid all year*

Learn More:

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The Luxury Lodge of New, New Zealand

Dare to be different.

Pursue an experience as unique as you are. Defy expectations. Challenge assumptions. The possibilities are endless.

Kinloch Manor & Villas is a contemporary expression of New Zealand luxury. Seamlessly blending world-class golf with award-winning architecture and uncompromisingly luxurious lodgings with sustainable estate-to-plate dining, Kinloch Manor & Villas is the luxury lodge of New, New Zealand.

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