Open yourself to the magic of the Marlborough Sounds at Lochmara. Set on the tranquil shores of the Queen Charlotte Sound, Lochmara captures the spirit and character of the Sounds: beautiful scenery, a passion for the natural environment and the unique lifestyle.
Spend the day at Lochmara reconnecting with the kids. Explore our trails, or come and enjoy a meal at our café. There is always the option to stay a few days, subject to availability. Our day trip rates include Lochmara return water transport from Picton, free use of the kayaks and paddle boards, viewing of the land-based feedings of the native Kakariki's, pigs and eels and more...
Lochmara Lodge is a family owned and operated getaway nestled in the Queen Charlotte Sound, only accessible by water or by a few hours of hiking. Skip the sweating and the heavy backpacks with this short cruise from Picton across the Sound to Lochmara. Once there, you’re free to explore the Lodge and its 11 acres of Art and Nature at your own pace – there’s no itinerary. Walk through the native bush, use our free kayaks or paddle boards in Lochmara Bay, enjoy lunch in the waterfront cafe or book a tour to see the fish at the Underwater Observatory .