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Lochmara Lodge - Wildlife Recovery and Arts Centre

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New Zealand
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Decided to spend my "significant birthday" here with my husband, rather than having a party at home. Stayed two nights, and had 3 friends join us for dinner on the Sat night, on the dinner/cruise trip. Really enjoyed ourselves, glad the rain stopped on Sat morning, but did make it a bit damp underfoot for our roam around the property....

Thank penguinlover28
Reviewed 27 May 2014

I was so disappointed after hearing reports and reading Trip Advisor but we were very unhappy with our overnight stay. We had walked the Queen Charlotte Track and stayed at a number of lodges which were all just great and then we arrived at Lochmara which was over $100 more expensive per night than the most expensive to that point....

1Thank SueStephensAus
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Another overnight trip and each time it just gets better. Firstly, avoid visiting weekends. It is busy with day trippers and local boaties dropping in. But during the week it is quieter and serene. The weather was beautiful - calm, sunny days. The water was like glass. We loved the new kayaks and kayaked all around the bay, accompanied by...

Thank nzp0ppy
Picton, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 May 2014

We enjoyed two relaxing nights at Lochmara Lodge. Superb hospitality, best meals & service we experienced on our Queen Charlotte cycle trip. Inspiring ecological restoration. Very clean facilities. We felt welcome and relaxed. Loved our bath soak. Highly recommend this lodge to others

Thank Keldafi
Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

Arriving here on the boat from picton is amazing. The views on the way are fab and there's lots of wildlife to be seen on the way. We spotted penguins and seals. The rooms here are basic. No TVs but there is lots to do. You can kayak go on the long treks, feed the animals and try out the...

Thank Nilante
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...

Thank Libenew
Reviewed 15 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.

Thank Harriet W
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 28 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...

Thank 887Peggy
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.

1Thank thaitraveller3087
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...

Thank Kirsten D

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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: €55 - €254 (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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