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Join us for the last weekend of our season. Open from 9am Thursday May 23rd until late afternoon on Sunday May 26th.

Underwater Observatory

Go below the surface and observe the marine life down below the water.

Lochmara Lodge Marlborough Sounds

Lodge, Wildlife Recovery & Arts Center

Day Trips or Accommodation

Set on the tranquil shores of the Queen Charlotte Sound in the Marlborough Sounds of New Zealand.


 About Us

Lochmara is a locally owned and operated resort set right on the waters edge in the Marlborough Sounds in Lochmara Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton. Come and experience a way of life with NO roads, although we can easily arrange water transport for you from Picton (charges apply). Lochmara also has a 3.5km walking track to the world famous Queen Charlotte Track.

We offer exceptional accommodationday tours and an Underwater Observatory for visitors looking for unique and memorable kiwi experiences. We provide a destination where national and international visitors can come learn about, interact with and appreciate New Zealand’s native flora, fauna and art while enjoying a magical Marlborough Sounds escape.

Join us for a day, a meal, or a longer stay and you’ll soon realise Lochmara truly is...  "Once Discovered... Never Forgotten"

Winter 2019 end of season - Lochmara will close for the winter on Sunday May 26th at 4pm and we will reopen September 26th 2019.

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