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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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Relaxing day out

What a great place - last minute decision to go here but was so worth it. It felt like being on an... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jane J
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Poor Accommodation if doing Queen Charlotte

We stayed here on our last night of the Queen Charlotte track and were disappointed by the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gem9294
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Auckland, New Zealand
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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.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Lochmara Bay | Marlborough Sounds, Picton 7201, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great place - last minute decision to go here but was so worth it. It felt like being on an island retreat - the stingray feeding was awesome and underwater observatory very interesting, great conservation. We loved wandering the tracks with the punga...More

Thank Jane J
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed here on our last night of the Queen Charlotte track and were disappointed by the experience. Most people choose to stay the last night in Portage, and after our experience at Lochmara we can say this lodge is not worth the extra time...More

Thank Gem9294
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Plenty to do from lazing on the beach with a book - even have a book library swap your old for a different one when finished, through too all sorts of activities from kayaks to strolling through their gardens to the hammock haven. Fantastic food,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this resort type accommodation on the night before our last day on the Queen Charlotte Track It had been organised by the company that organised our walk.the room was adequate clean and had a glimpse like view of the nearby sound,but the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Access only by boat to this local gem. Full restaurant and accommodation offered. Underwater museum and forest walk nearby. Service leaves a little to be desired; “It’s best if you order at the counter.” “I’d be happy with second best.” I replied but to no...More

Thank David T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review is for outdoor activities, and not for accommodation/restaurant. The area is small and very "touristy". Most of typical NZ attractions (feeding eels, glow worms, etc.) are possibly better represented elsewhere, but at Lochmara everything is close together and can be done in one...More

Thank masherita
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our air bnb hosts raved about Lochmara, so with our one day in Picton we decided to head on over. Cost for 4 of us was $240 for return boat trip and a day at Lochmara. Very pricey! Don’t believe the brochures - this place...More

Thank Graybeardswife
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Amazing views with nice rooms . Great outdoor activities with manta ray feeding areas and in the back of the lodge there is a bird breeding cage where you get to feed the birds . Kids loved it! Further up you will find a little...More

Thank Eric H
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Day trips, family trips, dinner trips, all can be arranged and at the lodge there is swimming and kayaking options as well as excellent food and drink. The new underwater reef is a great addition to the eco theme and the children enjoy walking the...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Found this for the first time . Enjoyed lunch and other attractions. The ticket is clipped for most add ons but cost reasonable .

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