History tells us that Kinloch’s name comes from the Scottish Gaelic name Ceann Loch meaning ‘head of the loch’. Originally a sheep station, Kinloch later developed into a holiday destination with kiwi baches being built next to the lake. The settlement owes its inception to the then Prime
Minister of New Zealand – Sir Keith Holyoake.
DISCOVERY OF KINLOCH BY IAN GIBBS AND SIR KEITH HOLYOAKE.
Kinloch Station was jointly purchased in 1953 by yachtsman Ian Gibbs and Sir Keith Holyoake. The two men had a vision of how the township would evolve into the truly beautiful village it has become today.
LAND DIVIDED AMONG THE HOLYOAKE CHILDREN
Sir Keith had four children who upon his death were offered to have the choice of which block of land they wanted. Dianne Comber (nee Holyoake) chose the 34 hectare block up on the plateau on the far Western side.
TODAY AND MOVING FORWARD
A premier development team will now bring new life to this piece of paradise. Proximity to the beach, abundant native bush and birds and breathtaking views of the lake and the mountains. This is the Seven Oaks project.