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Upper South Island and the West Coast Sights

Lochmara Lodge Wildlife Recovery & Arts Centre

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  • Picton
  • Local Interest–Sight

Updated 02/24/2014

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Take the short boat ride out to Lochmara Lodge to explore this delightful enclave on the shore of Lochmara Bay. Follow the bushwalks to see the creatures such as the native gecko and the kakariki (a native parrot) being nurtured here as part of the Lodge's wildlife recovery program. There's a pampering spa room and bathhouse above the beach, galleries of locally produced art, and a sculpture trail. There are often artists-in-residence working here and regular art workshops,

and events are held throughout the year. There's also a good selection of chalets and units suitable for couples and families, plus a bar and restaurant if you plan to stay longer.

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Lochmara Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton, 7282, New Zealand

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  • Day trips start from NZ$60, includes boat trip from Picton

Updated 02/24/2014


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