Lochmara Lodge - Day Trips

Marlborough Sounds

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Open Hours: 08.00 - 5.00pm

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...


Discover a unique corner of the Marlborough Sounds with our half day or full day visit to Lochmara.

Get off the beaten path and explore our bushwalks and self-guided ecotour, feed the native kakariki parakeets, native eels, and kune kune pigs, visit the bird and gecko enclosures, discover art galleries and the hidden sculpture trail, play in the kayaks and on the beach, relax in a hammock, walk the Queen Charlotte Track or indulge in the th house or cafe?? ??? it is up to you!

UNDERWATER OBSERVATORY. The vessel is permanently moored at Lochmara Lodge and we will be running guided tours down below the vessel. You will be well informed and entertained by our passionate wildlife guides. Guided tours are approx 30-40 mins. $20 per adult. $10 per school age child. Book at Lochmara.

Day trips depart from Picton daily at 9am, 12.15pm and 3.15pm.
Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fresh daily baking, snacks and coffee is served all day.
Lochmara is not a picnic destination.

Depart Lochmara back to Picton daily at 11.00am, 2.45pm and 4pm April, May and September and changes to 5pm in October for the summer season.
Please note minimum numbers apply, but also group rates(6 or more adults) also apply. Timetable may change due to weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. Charter bookings available for larger groups.

Map & Directions

Lochmara Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough. NZ, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand 7220


Lochmara is located 20 minutes by water taxi from Picton

Cancellation Policy

If Cancelled less than or equal to 48 hours notice prior to booking start date 100 percent loss of the total booking amount.

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