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Lochmara Lodge Wildlife Recovery and Arts Centre

Lochmara Lodge Wildlife Recovery and Arts Centre
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Lochmara Bay, , Marlborough Sounds
Tel: 03 573 4554
http://www.lochmaralodge.co.nz
Lochmara Lodge Wildlife Recovery and Arts Centre is an eco- and art- retreat set on the tranquil shores of the Marlborough Sounds. Built by locals Shayne Olsen and Louise Bright, the Lodge has been operating since 1997. One aspect that has remained constant over that time is our continued dedication towards conservation, art, and education. We aim to provide a destination where day visitors and overnight guests can come learn, interact and appreciate New Zealand’s flora, fauna and art, while still offering a superb accommodation and dining experience. The Lodge offers chalet and unit accommodation, a fully licensed cafe/restaurant, and day tours, just a 15 minute water taxi ride from Picton. Free WiFi in all rooms of the lodge.
For the more adventurous souls there are cruise, walk, and bike options via the Queen Charlotte Track. Once here you'll discover bush walks on our character filled 11-acre predator-free property, breeding programmes with endangered species, native birds, glow-worms, a self-guided eco tour, safe swimming beach, kayaks, and a sculpture trail and art galleries. Treat yourself to a spa, massage and the best of Marlborough's local food and wine at our licensed restaurant. "Once discovered... never forgotten..."

Organic Meals

Organic, local, and wild produce used as available in our cafe/restaurant for all meals. Some produce grown on-site in our garden.

Facilities

7 Chalets and 7 Units sleeping up to six. Details: 2 x Twin En-suite - Two single beds, en-suite, and no water views. 2 x Bay view En-suite - Queen bed, en-suite, private porch with table and chairs in shared courtyard with beautiful views of the bay. 1 x Studio unit - Queen bed, single bed, couch (bed settee), coffee table, kitchenette (no cooking facilities), en-suite, private porch with table and chairs in shared courtyard with beautiful views of the bay. 2 x Family Units - Two bedrooms, back room has two single beds front room has queen bed, couch (bed settee), coffee table, kitchenette (no cooking facilities), en-suite, private porch with table and chairs in shared courtyard with beautiful views of the bay. 2 x Family Chalet - Queen bed, two single beds, tea and coffee making facilities, en-suite, adjoining balconies with table, chairs and stunning views of the bay. 2 x Regular chalet - Queen bed, one single bed, couch (bed settee), coffee table, tea and coffee making facilities, en-suite, adjoining balconies with table, chairs and stunning views of the bay. 3 x Luxury chalet - Queen bed, couch (bed settee), coffee table, tea and coffee making facilities, en-suite, private balcony with table, chairs and stunning views of the bay.

Electronics

Phone & WIFI

Activities

Hiking (Queen Charlotte Track), bush walk, eco-tour, sea-kayaking and row boat, swimming, rope swing, feeding birds and fish, mountain biking (Queen Charlotte Track), spa, art workshops, art galleries. Also access to range of Marlborough activities, including dolphin and bird watching, wine touring etc, Aviation Heritage Centre etc.

Tariff Includes

Double Occupancy, all linen, tea and coffee making facilities.

Directions

Access to Lochmara Lodge is by water or via Queen Charlotte Track. We provide our own water-transfer service from Picton. We will arrange water transfer on booking, if required. Access from Queen Charlotte Track is via well-graded path from the Track (1 hr walking). A limited number of moorings are available for those with their own boats. Helicopter and floatplane also available.
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