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Welcome to Kinloch Marina

The beautiful village of Kinloch is located 20 kms North West of Taupo on the shores of Whangamata Bay, Lake Taupo.

There, as its centre piece, is our modern 142 berth Marina.  The Marina is owned by Kinloch Marina Limited being made up of share and unit title holders.  A Manager runs the Marina on behalf of the Board of Directors.

Although a private Marina it is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC who pay a fee to use the facility.

All boaties are welcome, for our Marina truly is ‘the gateway to the Western Bays’ – the home of some of the best trout fishing in the world, and breath taking scenery.

Come visit us and make use of this great facility.

As of 2nd of October, Kinloch Marina will be moving to an online payment system for payment for casual boat ramp usage using number plate recognition cameras on the ramps. The move will enable users to use their mobile phones to pay for ramp passes at the time of launching or prior to launch  online. Click this link  INPARK or scan the QR code 


Kinloch Marina has many facilities to offer:

  • 142 marina berths

  • 6 lane boat ramp

  • Power & water

  • Fuel

  • Berth rental (subject to availability)

  • Pump-out sewage

  • Car parking

  • Park Over for NZMCA Members

Marina Rules

The authority to enforce these rules is vested in the Marina Manager

  • Ramp passes are to be purchased before launching.
  • Ramp passes are per not transferrable.
  • Annual ramp passes are to be fixed to the port side screen.
  • Power loading vessels onto trailers (propelling) is not permitted as this causes erosion at the end of the concrete ramps.

Boat Ramp Etiquette


Using boat ramps at busy times can be a stressful experience, being organised and ready to put in on arrival at the ramp will help speed up the flow of traffic and avoid unnecessary congestion.



The History and Re-development of Kinloch Marina

In 1953 Ian Gibbs purchased the area of land fronting Whangamata Bay on the shores of Lake Taupo (now known as Kinloch) from NZ Forest products, and in partnership with T N Gibbs and K J Holyoake, undertook to develop the land as a farm. This partnership subsequently constructed Kinloch Boat Harbour (now known as Kinloch Marina) which was officially opened in March 1962.

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