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Lochmara Lodge - Wildlife Recovery and Arts Centre

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Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried really hard to find something wrong with this place. Couldn't 😁 Loved every minute. The kayaking was great, the food was amazing, the people friendly, the room very comfortable, the view stunning, etc etc etc... If your doing the Queen Charlotte track and need a rest day, have it here. Very glad we did.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in Piction to pouring rain, so took the later water taxi at 3pm to the lodge. We were greeted with umberella's and taken to our rooms where were basic but adequate. Spent the rest of the day infront of the wood burner on settees, reading - very relaxing and cosy. We booked dinner in the retaurant which was...

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Thank NewtonS71
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited today as we were walking the Queen Charlotte Track. The cafe was okay but the gardens and various exhibits were very disappointing. Most were quite rundown and simply untidy. The place needs a good spruce up.

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Thank John A
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here while walking Queen Charlotte track - enjoyed our coffee in the cafe but found the rest of the place a bit underwhelming- of the 'attractions' the vegetable garden was very overgrown, the beehive was in a smelly chicken house and there were bits of rubbish around the place - we did enjoy the labyrinth and mosaic chair...

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Thank JudyO4
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Valentines Day dinner. Totally blown away by the quality of the food. We had the venison and salmon for our mains. The chef deserves a hat! The staff were attentive and friendly. The walk through the rain forest to QC track and the Ponga People was brilliant. Feeding and petting the stingrays with the marine biologist was another highlight. We...

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Reviewed February 13, 2017

Marlborough Wine & Food Festival Weekend Group of friends sojourn to Lochmara LOCHMARA WATER TAXI transferred us to the Lodge jetty where we disembarked and headed straight to the RESTAURANT: for lunch. Service was friendly enough but a bit slow. I ordered the Caesar Salad $19. It was fresh, on the small side and ordinary - I make an amazing...

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Thank kerrikiwi
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely delightful. Unfortunately we could only stay for a day. Beautiful scenery and very sensitive to nature development.Isolated hammocks abound. Wildlife galore including interesting beehive exhibit and newly installed underwater marine observation station. Lunch was delicious.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed February 5, 2017

You know something is up when every staff member expresses surprise that you are staying for more than a couple of nights. Maybe that's because there are only 4 (expensive) options on the dinner menu? It's a 'gotcha' moment. Only a couple of staff members showed any interest in us while we were there - a complete contrast to our...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed January 26, 2017

I am very impressed with the staff at Lochmara lodge! We recently stayed there and I had accidentally left behind my pendant that has a great sentimental value to me. They found it and helped return it back to me so I'd like to thank them for all their amazing help! :) Plus the Tui chalet we stayed in was...

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Thank aliwinters22
Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

What a brilliant experience for the whole family. The marine biologist who took the tour was fantastic , so informative & friendly. We all came away with something new we had learned. The sting ray feeding & touching was so different & gave us a completely different perspective on these creatures! The underwater observatory was enjoyed by all, loved the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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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: Lochmara Bay | Marlborough Sounds, Lochmara Bay 7201, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Lochmara Bay
Price Range: $59 - $248 (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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“Go for a room with a view, but take earplugs.”
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“Amazing views, very clean, delicious food and fantastic service!”
 of 5 bubbles aliwinters22, Jan 26, 2017 | Read review
“Bluebird room didn't have sea view but 2 steps from the door and all before you. Bed quite firm.”
 of 5 bubbles Flinger64, Apr 23, 2016 | Read review
“The Waki Chalet is the way to go !”
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“The best rooms are 12&14 bright and more quiet then the lower area. Rooms 8.9.10.11 are also great .”
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