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Lochmara Lodge - Wildlife Recovery and Arts Centre
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lochmara Bay
Certificate of Excellence
North Yorkshire
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“Highlight of our NZ trip!”
Reviewed 29 April 2007

Lochmara Lodge is quite simply heaven on earth.
After stays in various anonymous motels and grubby hostels we were delighted to find that this place far exceeded our expectations - (having picked up an advertising flyer at one of said 'grubby hostels' and read the Lonely Planet review)
Arriving by water taxi, arranged by Lochmara, we were met by one of the young, helpful staff who showed us to our room - a twin bed chalet with the most amazing views over Lochmara Bay. Complete with kitchen area, microwave and hot plate it had everything we needed. A small but perfectly adequate bathroom with shower.
No Tv or radio to distract - just lots of walks on various tracks around the property - free use of kayaks - great fun! Hammocks strung here and there and lots of interesting fellow travellers. As soon as we got here we booked another night straight away - but could quite easily have stayed a week.
Lazy days - and then we would BBQ on the shared deck area every evening. So peaceful at night - early morning there was the most delightful birdsong to wake us up.
All in all a wonderful place if you are looking for peace and quiet and a real break away from it all. As it says on their advert - 'You may never want to leave' - and that was certainly our feeling.

  • Liked — the amazing views from the balcony of our room
  • Disliked — Could be hard to find way back to room at night - without torch
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 July 2005

excellent....we walked in off the queen chalrotte track. can get there by water taxi from picton as well. backpackers and other units, set right on the waters edge. nice hot spa. free kayaks, lots of friendly animals to feed, lots of hammocks....atmosphere plus.

a most do when in the area....do stay longer than 1 night

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Property: Lochmara Lodge - Wildlife Recovery and Arts Centre
Address: Queen Charlotte Sound, Lochmara Bay 7201, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Lochmara Bay
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lochmara Bay
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Hotel Class:4 star — Lochmara Lodge - Wildlife Recovery and Arts Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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 
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