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Lochmara Lodge - Wildlife Recovery and Arts Centre

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

You need to make bookings by calling to book on the boat for the trip there and back. The boat left on time and it's a nice ride, about 15 mins. The fee for the day to the Island and return boat trip was $60 per adult. Not cheap but you can see there has been a lot of work...

Thank K1W1China
Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We recently spent the weekend at Lochmara Lodge, a great location just a short boat-ride from Picton. The accommodation was great, with a great view out over the water. There is a lot going on at Lochmara, it would be easy to pass an afternoon just wandering the grounds and looking at some of the cool art out there. I...

Thank Gjdavies
Port, Switzerland
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The worst place we have been to new zealand. Not worth going on this island. Stinky and a lot of rubbish - tourists should better take care. We did an excursion with our kids (aged 3.5 and 5). They promised us animal feeding and a nice place for children. Not true at all. Better go to see dolphines then going...

Thank weiss2011
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We took a day trip to lochmara from picton. The short trip across on the boat is a good way of seeing some of the sounds especially with children that may be board on one of the longer boat trips. At the lodge we fed the stingrays from the shore, fed the pigs, eels, chickens and kakariki. There are kayaks...

Thank vjcb
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely accommodation and outstanding food service. Catered for dietary issues happily. Well worth wandering the grounds. Internet allowance was a nice surprise in the back of beyond. If you have time a couple can rent the bathhouse for a romantic soak with a view. I would highly recommend this. Make space for this in your trip. 10km from Portage.

1Thank Leefluff
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We went here today for the ' Lunch in the Sounds' experience. Our weather was a little wet and windy and as we drove through from Nelson to Picton. We then caught the water taxi to the Lodge. The whole time spent on within the Lodge and at the Cafe was very memorable and special for us both. It was...

Thank Shayne J
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 7 May 2016

We stayed as a family of 4 (two young boys) for 3 nights - it's a fantastic lodge in a very special environment. We were reasonably occupied even with the relatively long stay and the fact that we didn't take any water taxi outings or long walks from the bay. The "hammock culture" is a lovely idea, and the punga...

1Thank Tim L
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Fantastic hidden away lodge. Beautiful location and the staff are super friendly and helpful! We had a room facing the water. Not a lot to do in the evening so even a small TV would be useful. The food in the restaurant is delicious however quite pricey. The stingrays are a true highlight!

Thank NZ_Kiwiii
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at the Lochmare Lodge. Gorgeous setting and stunning views. The charge per night is very competitive BUT that's where it ends. The restaurant is very expensive, and menu limited to say the least. (Most times our first options were not available, such as French toast, pulled pork burger and mushroom pork main) We arrived Sunday night,...

Thank Brett R
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

This lodge is in a gorgeous spot right on the sounds. There is plenty to do for a family and activities will fill a day nicely. it is best to shop around for water taxi prices as the lochmara lodge water taxi is very expensive at $60 return for a 10 minute trip. They charge for children too so this...

3Thank Christine M

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Great accommodation in 14 units & bay view chalets set on the tranquil shores of the Marlborough Sounds, a short cruise from Picton in our water taxi (Lochmara can easily arrange this for you, there are no roads to Lochmara). Explore the Wildlife Recovery & Art Centre, nature & sculpture trails, Queen Charlotte Track, art gallery, wildlife, free use of our kayaks, or relax on the beach, hammocks or Bath House spa. Licensed cafe/restaurant serving local and seasonal produce and local wines. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lochmara Lodge - Wildlife Recovery and Arts Centre

Address: Queen Charlotte Sound, Lochmara Bay 7201, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Lochmara Bay
Price Range: ₹ 3,803 - ₹ 10,200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lochmara Lodge - Wildlife Recovery and Arts Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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