Lochmara Lodge - Day Trips

Marlborough Sounds

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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, stingrays and chicken and 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 day spa or café – 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 7220, New Zealand

Cancellation Policy

Bookit’s Amendments and Cancellations

Cancellation policies are specific to each supplier and are detailed on the payment confirmation page prior to final booking confirmation.

Bookit's non-refundable fee of NZD20.00 also applies to all cancellations regardless of the supplier’s cancellation policy.

Where you are entitled to a refund the refund will be made to the same credit card that you used to confirm the booking.

For amendments of bookings additional charges or a refund may apply depending on the nature of the booking amendment.

If you make a booking using a discount code you will not be able to use that discount code on any subsequent booking amendment. Amendments will be made using the normal price of the product being amended.

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