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Lochmara Lodge Marlborough Sounds Wildlife Recovery Centre

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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...more
Lochmara Bay | Marlborough Sounds, Picton 7201, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in a budget twin room. The room was ok for a night's sleep. It was underneath the reception room and faced a dark underground area - not beautiful. The window let sunlight in, but gave passers by a good look into the room...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most amazing day trip, from booking our trip with the very helpful Bo, the boat ride out with Shane, the underwater marine reserve tour and the great guide, telling us all the information on local sea life with such enthusiasm. The restaurant...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great day here! Lots to do at Lochmara. Lots to see, enjoyed the walk (was a good strenuous walk with a view). Enjoyed watching the animal feeding & having the birds feed out of your hands & sit on you was exciting too....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fionac308
Reviewed December 13, 2018

Spent the day at Lochmara. Beautiful location. Great place for families with lots for children to do. Food good, Loved soak in bath in the trees after 4 hour walk to lookout on Queen Charlotte Track. Kayaks and Paddle Boards available to use.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

I took this tour on my own and had a great time. We saw lots of dolphins under and around our boat on the way out. Wish the guide had allowed us to stay in that area of the water longer. Lodge was full of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

My favourite place to show of the sounds so close to Picton but a world away in beauty and scenery. Always guaranteed a great visit

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

Spent 2 nights here and enjoyed it. We got good value for money and lots of activities to do. Friendly staff. We will return some day :)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank zeroliger
Reviewed October 12, 2018

The prospect of having a salmon lunch at its restaurant made the crossing by water taxi from Picton to Lochmara Bay even more interesting! The waiting time at this popular restaurant, specialising in organic foods, gave me the opportunity to take a few pictures of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank John v
Reviewed August 31, 2018

We saw placards and posters all around Picton, including a huge placard right on the sea front in the main tourist booking office area, advertising this place. We were very excited to visit this place however it is actually closed for maintenance until September 18th....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

My Favorite place to stay in New Zealand. Ever. I cannot describe the beauty of the environment enough, Angelic,exquisite,bewitching and I could go on. In my humble opinion every Kiwi should get a voucher to stay here when they get born to appreciate the beauty...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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