There are a number of dining options when you stay at Glenorchy Lake House
Choose between travelling across the water to Kinloch for a beautiful dinner at Kinloch Wilderness Retreat (winner of the Tripadvisor Excellence Award 2011-20), or take in some local flavour with casual dining in Glenorchy town.
Kinloch by boat
Weather permitting, the Kinloch Wilderness Retreat boat will collect Glenorchy Lake House guests for dinner at 6pm from Glenorchy wharf. The trip across the lake is short but sweet with mountains towering above the lake, and the braided Dart and Rees rivers flowing into the head, starting their journey to the sea.
Price: $55 for up to 4 people, one way on the boat, food prices vary. To ensure we have a boat driver available, this option must be booked by 3pm on the day of arrival.
If another party books for the same trip we will refund the difference to each party.
Boat option not available from April – October
Dining out in Glenorchy
Glenorchy is much quieter in the evenings and a gentle stroll up the road brings you to either Bold Peak lodge or Glenorchy Hotel. Dine early to avoid disappointment. Our staff at the Trading Post would be more than happy to make reservations for you. On a Saturday night there are great pizzas available at the GYC cafe. All these businesses are locally owned by people passionate about our ‘Head of the Lake’.
Our Cafe in Glenorchy
The Trading Post is a small cafe and gift shop located just behind the Glenorchy Lake House. Full fruit smoothies, organic fairtrade coffee and locally imported teas are on offer as well as baked items and, depending on the season, savoury options.
Try delicious ice cream from our Patagonia Ice cream van specialising in Queenstown made sorbets, and gelato.