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Lochmara Lodge - Wildlife Recovery and Arts Centre

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We stayed as a family of 4 (two young boys) for 3 nights - it's a fantastic lodge in a very special environment. We were reasonably occupied even with the relatively long stay and the fact that we didn't take any water taxi outings or long walks from the bay. The "hammock culture" is a lovely idea, and the punga... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic hidden away lodge. Beautiful location and the staff are super friendly and helpful! We had a room facing the water. Not a lot to do in the evening so even a small TV would be useful. The food in the restaurant is delicious however quite pricey. The stingrays are a true highlight!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at the Lochmare Lodge. Gorgeous setting and stunning views. The charge per night is very competitive BUT that's where it ends. The restaurant is very expensive, and menu limited to say the least. (Most times our first options were not available, such as French toast, pulled pork burger and mushroom pork main) We arrived Sunday night,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

This lodge is in a gorgeous spot right on the sounds. There is plenty to do for a family and activities will fill a day nicely. it is best to shop around for water taxi prices as the lochmara lodge water taxi is very expensive at $60 return for a 10 minute trip. They charge for children too so this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Spent 2 nights at this wonderful location. From the moment when you are arrived you are made to feel welcome. The views are stunning, food top notch with young happy staff that are friendly and warm. There are great walks around the bay, art finds, animals and resting spots with hammocks and deck chairs. Not to mention the bath house... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Nice place on route - of the track. Great animal fun and glow worms. Room was functional and comfy - view is unsurpassed. Nice little porch. really tucked away and private. Gorgeous morning hike out. Will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

While in Picton we took a day trip to Lochmara Lodge conservation area. It started off with a very enjoyable 20 minute boat ride down the Queen Charlotte Sound. We were guided thru the natural environment learning about the native flora and fauna exploring the art trails area, hand feeding native parakeets and eels. The highlight for me was to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

SO much to do at this place ! My brother & I were here for 2 days after our stay in Picton (you DO NEED to hire a WATER TAXI to get here or walk in from Queen Charlotte Track- no car/road access) & were blown away by the beauty of the place (weather was perfect).

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

We had our best Valentine's Day ever at this Gem of A place just a short taxi ride away from Picton. We enjoyed hiking up to the Queen Charlotte track (about a 3 hour out and back hike). Had lunch at their pleasant café, And took a huge nap in the Hamocville! (A bunch of Hamic's right next to the... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 nights at Lochmara Lodge last month. We enjoyed great service, great food and lots to do and look at. While we felt that the beds could have been slightly more comfortable, this is a very minor complaint and one that would not stop me returning.

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  • Wheelchair access
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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: $61 - $202 (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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