Welcome to Lochmara
"Once Discovered... Never Forgotten"
Lochmara is a locally owned and operated resort set right on the waters edge in the Marlborough Sounds in Lochmara Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand.
More than just a place to stay
Lochmara is a locally owned and operated small waterfront resort with your hosts Niki and Chris ready to welcome you all. Lochmara Lodge is a resort with no road access, located in Lochmara Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton, New Zealand. Lochmara has 14 rooms, a waterfront cafe, and is set on 11 acres of land with plenty of activities to keep all our guests entertained.
Come and enjoy a way of life, noting there is no road access, although we can easily arrange water transport for you from Picton on the Lochmara Water Taxi (charges apply). Lochmara also has a scenic 3.5km walking track to the world-famous Queen Charlotte Track. We offer exceptional accommodation, day trips, and you can add an Underwater Observatory tour to your day, which is one of only two in New Zealand.
Join us for a day, a meal, or a longer stay and you’ll soon realise Lochmara truly is..."Once Discovered... Never Forgotten".
Notes & Annoucements
Lochmara is open!
It's time to visit Lochmara again!
After our winter renovations we are so excited to see you all again.
Come and join us for the best experience in the Marlborough Sounds.
Plan Your Visit
We are currently closed for our annual winter maintenance programme.
Our 2023-2024 season is from 13 September 2023 until 3 June 2024.
We are open every day during our season except for day guests on Christmas Day and year-round for email enquiries.