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Lochmara Lodge - Wildlife Recovery and Arts Centre

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Marlborough Sounds | Marlborough Sounds, Lochmara Bay 7201, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in the 100 dollar room. Basic room but cheap, clean and everything you needed. Fab location with stunning views across the sounds. Great walks from the lodge. Free kayaks as well. The cafe was the only place to eat and I was worried it might not be up to scratch but it was some of the best food I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did a day trip. Water taxi ride was quick, even with a stop to observe a friendly seal. Spent 3-4 hours walking on Queen Charlotte track - fantastic views from the lookout. Enjoyed a wonerful share platter and fresh tap beer upon our return. A great day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for one night in March. The location is great, easy to get to by water taxi. The rooms are lovely and clean and we had a nice balcony overlooking the water to enjoy a wine at night. The cafe for dinner is a bit pricy but the food is really nice so we didn't... More 

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Bristol, England
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453 helpful votes 453 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lochmara can be visited for the day or to stay in one of the comfortable rooms for one or more nights. It is reached by a 20 minute boat ride from Picton. There are day trip excursions offered on the dockside in Picton harbour or one can use a water taxi, or take advantage of the hotel shuttle boat which... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked the queen Charlotte sound track and this was our last night. The studio room was very basic and small. No seating, fridge, hairdryer, cupboard or washer - expensive for the price. Lounge is comfortable, staff were very friendly, dinner average, breakfast overpriced and our trampers lunch which they provided was inedible with very stale thick bread sandwich -... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely day at Lochmara. We enjoyed the freedom to walk around the property, visiting bird and gecko houses. Too bad the geckos were so shy! Loved the Punga People. Food and ice cream were great! Day visit only. My second time - would go again.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Lochmara is in a stunning location and on a beautiful day would be hard to beat for scenery. It has its own fast water taxi to and from Picton and the fare is supposed to cover the run of the property but we found there was an extra $8 each to visit the other attractions - probably irrelevant in our... More 

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Picton, New Zealand
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We have been living in the Picton area for a year and a visit to Lochmara had been recommended by all our newly found friends since we got here so this day trip for lunch was long overdue. A fantastic weather forecast also helped to motivate us and booking the boat online was quick and easy. In fact, the 15... More 

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Canberra
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181 reviews 181 reviews
101 hotel reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Five stars for comfort, facilities, fabulous kitchen, sheer beauty, super-friendly and helpful staff. AND - there are such fascinating sights all over the block. We had a rest day while walking the Track and enjoyed half-day exploring the wonderful carvings, installations and Lung People - not to mention the birds, the bees, the eels, the cooks and the wonderful muni... More 

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Wokingham
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Just spent two nights at Lochmara Lodge.. The best descrtion of the place is querky but the situation on the edge of Queen Elizabeth Sound is superb. The Lodge can only be accessed by boat or by walking over the Queen Charlotte Track. Our accomodation wad good with a balcony looking over the water. There are no self catering facilities... More 

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