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Lochmara Lodge - Wildlife Recovery and Arts Centre

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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.
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Picton Aerodrome14 km
Blenheim Airport34 km
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Stayed here to break up the “Track” walk and wished it had been a major stop. A fantastic mix of birds, eels, animals coupled with comfortable rooms and very caring staff.

A jetty, small beach and canoes were there for use but the weather turned foul and we opted out. Likewise
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We had a really delightful night at Lochmara with our family of five. The three kids fitted into the bunks in the bedroom, while we slept with the great water view. The cafe was decent - although some healthier kids food options would be great. Watertaxi and reception service was
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Leaving Picton a short panorama boat trip brought us to Lochmara and the beautiful bird sounds.
Free kayaks, paddleboards, hammocks. Very relaxing way to go. We went on a guided tour to see the animals being fed. Great for children. Eels, kuni kuni pigs (so tame) fed by hand
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I am a solo traveler and stayed in a twin room for five nights. The room was immaculate and thoroughly serviced daily. Housekeeping promptly accommodated my request for a different blend of tea in the room and made sure I knew how to use the more than adequate heating as I am fro
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Lochmara lodge is a great family holiday destination. It had lots of wildlife and activities. The food, especially breakfast was delicious. The hammocks were a highlight and great for star watching. The rooms were slightly small and but overall had a nice touch to them. Girls wer
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Tui Chalet
Hi We have provisionally booked a chalet for the night of the 6th/7th January. We have a family of five (2 adults, 3 kids) and wanted to make sure the room is suitable in size and has a nice view. Can you confirm the Tui Chalet is suitable? Thanks Nial
"Unfit or mobility challenged people should request a room close to cafe/restaurant as walking path slopes are steep."
"The rooms higher up has better views and are quieter"
"Spring for the veiw if you can although our room suited our budget."
"Go for a room with a view, but take earplugs."
"Amazing views, very clean, delicious food and fantastic service!"
US$64 - US$195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
lochmara lodge - wildlife recovery and arts centre hotel picton
New ZealandSouth IslandMarlborough RegionLochmara Bay
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