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Lochmara Lodge Marlborough Sounds Wildlife Recovery Centre

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Lochmara Bay | Marlborough Sounds, Picton 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-573 4554
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Great day trip.

Did a family day trip to Lochmara from Picton. We really enjoyed ourselves - the highlight being... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Wellington, New Zealand
Two nights

Unfortunately I wasn't overly impressed with lockmara after two nights at much nicer places along... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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This unique centre provides an opportunity for nature-lovers to interact with, learn about and appreciate the unique flora and fauna of the Marlborough Sounds. The centre includes wild bird recovery, endangered bird and gecko breeding enclosures, and a self guided ecotour among native bush. Day/half-day trips include a boat cruise from Picton (Lochmara can easily arrange boat transport for you) on the stunning Queen Charlotte Sound, and an optional walk on the Queen Charlotte Track.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Lochmara Bay | Marlborough Sounds, Picton 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-573 4554
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Did a family day trip to Lochmara from Picton. We really enjoyed ourselves - the highlight being hand feeding the stingrays. Nice cafe and Kayaks to use from the beach. Would recommend as a day trip for families - we saw seals on boat trip...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately I wasn't overly impressed with lockmara after two nights at much nicer places along the track, the staff were not quite as attentive and housekeeping non existent. The bar staff were nice but obviously overworked or in trouble as it was obvious something had...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little piece of heaven where I was fortunate enough to spend two glorious days. I was walking the Queen Charlotte Track unguided and solo. I was also fortunate enough to fluke it that I was the only one staying there the first night –...More

Thank Joy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love visiting lochmara lodge when we're in the Marlborough Sounds. Staff are always welcoming and helpful when we're looking for a mooring for the night. Lochy the dog is often there to greet you on the wharf and The farm park animals and recreational...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed September 6, 2017

We pop across from Picton in our small trailer-sailer, when ever we can in summer. Great views, great weather, great food and lots to do. Children love the beach games, the rope swing, the nature walk, the kayaks and child friendly menu. We meet friends...More

Thank AIP751
Reviewed May 22, 2017

We spent a day at Lochmara Lodge in Jan 17. It is such a tranquil place with interesting trails and some wildlife information tours. Our kids were entertained by the kayaks and flying fox. They fed the local pigs and birds as well. The lunch...More

Thank aussieabroad2017
Reviewed May 7, 2017

We went there for a day, to recover from our intense first week of NZ road trippin'. It's a very relaxing place; you can wander around, book some massage, kayak for a while (and see dolphins if you're lucky). We had a very sunny day...More

Thank MathieuPriem
Reviewed May 3, 2017

Enjoyed a beautiful sunny autumn day at Lochmara lodge. I saw animals I had never seen in the wild before, seals, blue penguins and stingray! Loved feeding the parrots and looking at all the art work and sculptures. Especially liked Crumpys Camp and the compost...More

Thank Vikki C
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

We kayaked here with the Marlborough Adventure Company (see separate review) First up- overall we had a great time. The lodge is perched over a stunning view of the sounds. The staff are well coordinated and it is a great experience. There is plenty to...More

Thank Steven L
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful place to stay. 5 star food. Really comfortable accomodation. Beautiful artwork throughout the place. Thankyou to Shane and his staff for making our stay very memorable.

Thank Glenys H
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