Boutique, Short Breaks for those that like a little luxury
Copyright 2012 Marlborough Escapes is a division of Natural Encounters Walks Limited Links
This is the ideal package for those who want explore the Sounds but also indulge in some pampering and relaxation.
Begin the day by travelling by water taxi from Picton to Mistletoe Bay and get the blood pumping by a two hour walk on the picturesque Queen Charlotte Track to Lochmara Lodge.
Lunch is served in the restaurant and consists of local, seasonal produce such as succulent green lipped mussel's served with fresh, organic salads from the lodge's own gardens.
In the afternoon, indulge in a 30 minute massage each followed by a one hour, private relaxation soak in the bathhouse with stunning views looking out across the bay. Your bath will be ready for your arrival, complete with natural bath salts and essential oils to revitalise your body.
The private bathhouse has two twin tubs and is the ideal location to rejuvenate and relax after a morning walk.
Afterwards take time to have a look around the arts and wildlife centre. A number of self guided tours are available which explore the many trails around the lodge Discover the wide and diverse range of artworks and sculptures hidden in the bush.
In partnership with the Department of Conservation, Lochmara Lodge are captive breeding native endangered species such as Gecko, Kakariki and Weka for education and the enhancement of predator free areas. The large aviaries are the perfect place to view these rare and endangered species up close.
The afternoon water taxi will see you returning back to Picton around 5pm where you will be transferred back to Fernview Cottage.
Water taxi transfers
Queen Charlotte Track pass
Lunch at Lochmara Lodge
30 minute massage
One hour bathhouse soak
Entrance to Arts and Wildlife Centre
The use of day bags and walking poles
Two nights Bed and Breakfast at Fernview Cottage
*Evening restaurant meals at own cost
Cost: October 2012 - April 2013 NZ$370 per person