Lochmara Lodge - Wildlife Recovery and Arts Centre
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- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Room service
- Refrigerator in room
- Microwave in room
- Hot tub
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... What a great way to see wildlife. So quiet & calm. The surrounding scenery of the Malborough hills was stunning. Will have us a continuing commentary on the local history & wildlife. We pulled into the shore near the whitebait fishermen where Will produced a lovely picnic of egg, bacon & avocado sandwiches & freshly baked goodies washed down with hot tea. ...
... br> We left Nelson and drove back into the mountains, stopping at Peloros Bridge. A nice, if rustic, campsite set beside a river. The lady at the office had several fluffy bats hung up from the ceiling (soft toys, not real ones!). It transpires that bats reside around here too. A good thing as apparently the sandflies are biting this evening. We set up for the night in the camper, willing the bats to hang around our camper to munch on the vampirish ...
A short drive off the ferry in Picton, on the South Island, finds us in the heart of the famed Marlborough Wine Country, Sauvignon Blanc/Pinot Noir heaven! Fortunately, our 8 am BlueBridge ferry trip over was uneventful, being a smooth 3 1/2 hour crossing through Cook Straits (we've heard it can be quite the ride!), where I snoozed for much of it, having taken two Stugeron seasick pills (not needed in the end, whew!). We drove off ...
... looking down towards Nelson and acres of mesh covered apple orchards, and right above the source of the Riwaka River where we had been the night before. Then a few hundred metres further along from the Lookout were the Ngarua Caves. David and Jeremy did the $15 tour which they declared was well worth the money and very interesting and informative. Erin and I aren't big on caves and prepared the Motueka Bakery pies for lunch – very delicious.