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Lochmara Lodge Arts Centre

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Walking the track.

Decided to take a one night detour while walking the queen charlotte track. Was a really good... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2016
Paul D
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
via mobile
enjoyable meal

we were staying at Lochmara and thought we may have to pay over the odds in the restaurant as... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2015
Stamford, United Kingdom
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3 Jan 2018
“Not wheelchair friendly”
16 Dec 2017
“A piece of Paradise......”
Lochmara Lodge Arts Centre is a unique facility where artists from around New Zealand create and showcase artwork in a variety of mediums. The centre comprises two indoor galleries, an 11-acre sculpture trail amidst native bush, an...more
Lochmara Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound | Lochmara Lodge, Picton 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-573 4554
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We checked the accessibility before we went, via phone and at the Picton office. We were told it was accessible, this was not the case. We are very agile wheelchair users, we couldnt even access the entrance without assistance from staff. The staff were very...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank private2018
Reviewed 16 December 2017

Beautiful establishment in peaceful surroundings only a 20 minute boat ride from Picton. Once there you can swim, walk, kayak, feed visiting stingrays and eels and explore the underwater marine observatory. Whether just visiting for the day or staying in the lovely accommodation you will...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

When the sun is shining and the family want a day to remember, we board our little 22 foot yacht and sail across to Lochmara Bay, tie up on one of the Lodge's many moorings and are ferried across to the jetty. It's a beautiful...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Decided to take a one night detour while walking the queen charlotte track. Was a really good decision. What a fantastic place. Friendly staff. Awesome meals. If your feeling abit weary you have to try there hot tub to relax in with the fantastic view....More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Paul D
Reviewed 20 March 2016

While visiting Lochmara Lodge for the conservation tour we walked around and enjoyed the art displayed through out the property. Our guide told us how people come to Lochmara to help with the conservation and they get free room and board. All they are asked...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Anne H
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

The views were nice, free kayaks good but where is the wildlife? There was one species of bird in the native bird enclosure and after walking around we only saw one pig and a tame parrot that hangs out by the cafe on his perch....More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Jenny L
Reviewed 18 April 2015

we were staying at Lochmara and thought we may have to pay over the odds in the restaurant as obviously once there there is no other option for dining. But, we foung the prices reasonable and the food excellent. Wine by the glass was also...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank andyanne58
Reviewed 8 January 2015

There are numerous installations, and everytime you walk around, you will see some more you previously missed.

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank Bjornsam
Reviewed 6 October 2014

We decided to take the launch across Queen Charlotte Sound to Lochmara Lodge and Arts Centre and found a beautiful village with much to offer. We were immediately in chatty conversations with the owners and their friends and enjoyed a delicious brunch. Strolled around the...More

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Gofindjp1
Reviewed 3 January 2014

Not enough toilets, a long wait along with many others while children changed their wet suits. The food was nice and the views amazing

Date of experience: January 2014
Thank Kathleen E
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