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Lochmara Lodge - Wildlife Recovery and Arts Centre

4.0 of 5 Marlborough Sounds | Marlborough Sounds, Lochmara Bay 7201, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Allora, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed with friends for one night only as we were walking the track. Met at the jetty and taken to our rooms that had views of the sound. Rooms were very clean and well equipped. Staff were friendly. Restaurant was very slow the next morning for breakfast, 30 minutes for toast and check was even slower as they did not... More

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Cleveland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a two-day stay as part of our week-long trip to Wellington. Took InterIslander ferry from wellington to Picton. Had lunch in Picton on arrival. Easily found launch for Boat Taxi--little office labeled LochMara at marina. $75 return/round trip pp for boat taxi to lodge. We missed first shuttle, next trip was not for 2 hours, they offered to... More

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This place is amazing! We heard about this from locals in Picton and it exceeded our expectations. Friendly staff, lovely location, great animals (Lockie the dog is fantastic!!) and very nice food. Would recommend for day trips and will definitely be back to stay overnight. Also Hammocks of dreams everywhere!

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 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.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 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.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 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... More

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Picton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

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... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 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... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 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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Address: Marlborough Sounds | Marlborough Sounds, Lochmara Bay 7201, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Lochmara Bay
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Hotel Class:4 star — Lochmara Lodge - Wildlife Recovery and Arts Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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