Lochmara Lodge Marlborough Sounds Wildlife Recovery Centre, Picton

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#3 of 10 in Wildlife in Picton
The whole family will find plenty to do at Lochmara Lodge Marlborough Sounds Wildlife Recovery Centre, dedicated to conserving the area's plant and animal life. Check out the endangered bird and gecko breeding enclosures, and take a self-guided tour through native forests to spot wildlife. Grab a kayak to explore the bay, and then cool off by jumping into the clear water. Stop into the art exhibit spaces to see the permanent collection of New Zealand art as well as temporary shows. Have a soak in the bath house or schedule a massage (reservations required for both). The attraction offers accommodations and a restaurant as well. If you stay a few days or longer, opt for a day or half-day tour that includes a boat cruise around the area. Note the attraction cannot be reached by car; water taxis from Picton are your best bet, but you can also come by kayak, floatplane, or the Queen Charlotte trail for walkers and mountain-bikers. To visit Lochmara Lodge Marlborough Sounds Wildlife Recovery Centre on your holiday in Picton, and find out what else Picton has to offer, use our Picton trip itinerary planning website .
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  • best quick stop in the sounds. shame you now charge for the walk up the hill. way to expensive with toddlers but shame they miss out .  more »
  • Did a family day trip to Lochmara from Picton. We really enjoyed ourselves - the highlight being hand feeding the stingrays. Nice cafe and Kayaks to use from the beach. Would recommend as a day trip f...  more »
  • Unfortunately I wasn't overly impressed with lockmara after two nights at much nicer places along the track, the staff were not quite as attentive and housekeeping non existent. The bar staff were nic...  more »

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The greatest variety of accommodations in Picton clusters at the western end of Waikawa Road, all within easy reach of the ferry termil and waterfront. Options include hotels, motels, hostels, and apartments, designed to suit the tastes of the multitude of people arriving from North Island, or heading there. Farther east along the coast of the sheltered inlet you'll find camping areas and expansive resorts, while motels offer lodgings along the roads that lead out of Picton.
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