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Lochmara Lodge - Wildlife Recovery and Arts Centre

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 April 2014

We arrived on kayaks as part of a two day tour. After a day of (very tiring) kayaking we were beyond pleased to round the last bend and enter the lochmara lodge bay. Our serene entry was only partially marred by a rowdy party which was well underway at the lodge - they departed soon after and the lodge returned...

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

We were really looking forward to our trip to Lochmara with some friends on their boat. We were disappointed. The service was slow and unprofessional . The food left a lot to be desired. It is generally looking run down and unloved. We had such a good time three years ago it is sad how it is now.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 29 March 2014

We lucked out with excellent weather the 3 days we stayed, which I'm sure made a big difference to our stay, and were charmed by ambiance and quirky (in a good way) personality of this wildlife and recovery center. We made use of the complimentary kayaks available to us, and thoroughly enjoyed feeding the kakarikis, eels and our leisurely nature...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Lochmara lodge is suitable for everyone because this is all-in-one place such as zoo for children (Kerikeri, eels, chickens, bees and pigs), suite rooms for couple and art gallery for people who are interesting in arts. Along the way to Lochmara Lodge, you will see the beautiful scenery of Marlborough sounds.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 March 2014

A beautiful spot, and lovely place to visit. Wonderful to sit on the deck in the sun with a wine, friendly parrot to sit on our shoulders, steal the sugar sachets and entertain the kids. Exhilirating rope swing for the more daring bigger kids, exotic sculpture park to wander through as well as intersting animals and information to view. Have...

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Buderim, Australia
Reviewed 7 March 2014

What a wonderful place to stay. Staff were amazing, accommodation wonderful with stunning views. The restaurant was delicious and wait staff were friendly. Best packed lunch on Queen Charlotte Track. The animal feedings were great fun! Would love to go back soon.

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 February 2014

A nice relaxing place to be if you want to call in for a meal or just a coffee. Service is top notch and the food is beautiful...loved the mussels. The dedication to the preservation of wildlife is apparent as you take a walk throughout the grounds. There are lots of hidden things to be discovered. We went at night...

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Leek, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

We have just stayed at Lochmara Lodge for 2 nights in a Tui chalet, and are a family of 4 with 2 young children. I must say that from the moment we boarded the Lochmara water taxi in Picton until the moment we checked out, we felt we were lucky to be part of a very special place in New...

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aliandfreddy
Reviewed 15 February 2014

Had a awesome evening tonight, boat over to Lochmara and the meal was fantastic!! Booked at i site, so easy! Got boat over from wharf in 15 mins. All round fantastic experience. Well done to the staff .

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 January 2014

Great sheltered wee bay not far from Picton with very nice accommodation. The lodge allows 'day trippers' and has it's own water taxi for this. Very safe, sandy beach for kids (and Poms) and a licensed cafe, with indoor or alfresco options and great view into the sounds.Queen Charlotte walk, Wildlife commitment plan, fish feeding and arts centre are a...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family 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: Lochmara Bay | Marlborough Sounds, Lochmara Bay 7201, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Lochmara Bay
Price Range: ₹ 3,874 - ₹ 16,232 (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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