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Lochmara Lodge Marlborough Sounds Wildlife Recovery Centre

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Lochmara Bay | Marlborough Sounds, Picton 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-573 4554
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This unique centre provides an opportunity for nature-lovers to interact with, learn about and appreciate the unique flora and fauna of the Marlborough Sounds. The centre includes wild bird recovery, endangered bird and gecko breeding enclosures, and a self guided ecotour among native bush. Day/half-day trips include a boat cruise from Picton (Lochmara can easily arrange boat transport for you) on the stunning Queen Charlotte Sound, and an optional walk on the Queen Charlotte Track.
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Lochmara Bay | Marlborough Sounds, Picton 7201, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Favorite place to stay in New Zealand. Ever. I cannot describe the beauty of the environment enough, Angelic,exquisite,bewitching and I could go on. In my humble opinion every Kiwi should get a voucher to stay here when they get born to appreciate the beauty...More

Thank Kristjan_Iceman
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

We had an amazing day visiting Lochmara even in the rain. Being met at Picton wharf and taken across Queen Charlotte Sound by boat to Lochmara was fantastic. Then met at the wharf by our guide and wandering around the property before the start of...More

Thank SueW2000
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Visited this place with a group of 15 people. Such a lovely place that provides a little something for everyone. Really enjoyed our day trip and will definitely be coming back here again!

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Room was spotlessly clean and had a lovely view over the bay. Staff were helpful and friendly (o.k. Lochie the Dog was a bit grumpy, but we've got one who has bad days too). Lots of quirky things to see and do.

Thank TheHoundandI
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

What a find. Our little group kayaked over from Picton as part of our New Zealand Trails tour. Only stayed one night but wish it were more. Located in an inlet with a little rough beach and boathouse, accessible from the lovely Queen Charlotte Track...More

Thank giaff
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

This place is an absolute dream! I was astonished with the kindness of the skipper waiting for a couple to board the boat, giving them directions via the phone. The incredible dolphins he spotted on the way made for a truly remarkable experience. Dining at...More

Thank Lee-Ann M
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

this is an interesting place for children - plenty to see and do. But can get busy and boisterous with day trippers from Picton just wanting a fun/boozy day out. We stayed there whilst doing the QC Track but not the best of recommendations -...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

What a great place - last minute decision to go here but was so worth it. It felt like being on an island retreat - the stingray feeding was awesome and underwater observatory very interesting, great conservation. We loved wandering the tracks with the punga...More

Thank Jane J
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

We stayed here on our last night of the Queen Charlotte track and were disappointed by the experience. Most people choose to stay the last night in Portage, and after our experience at Lochmara we can say this lodge is not worth the extra time...More

Thank Gem9294
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Plenty to do from lazing on the beach with a book - even have a book library swap your old for a different one when finished, through too all sorts of activities from kayaks to strolling through their gardens to the hammock haven. Fantastic food,...More

Thank DJandR
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