Lochmara is a locally owned and operated small resort, since the beginning of Lochmara Lodge 22 years ago with only 14 rooms and a waterfront cafe set right on the waters edge and on 11 acres of land 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 accommodation, day 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"
We loved the guided tour of the Underwater Observatory we took with Janelle our guide. She was very knowledgable and highly recommend this when you visit Lochmara.
The cafe was an awesome spot to sit and enjoy the waterviews while dining. We will be back.
We enjoyed our stay with you so much that we have recommended it to both my brother and sister who are also planning a holiday to New Zealand within the next year.Loved using the free kayaks to explore the bay. Thoroughly enjoyed the glow-worms and phosphorescence at night
We had a wonderful stay at Lochmara in December. The rooms was comfortable with a lovely view of the bay. The restaurant/cafe were fantastic... we'd walked the Queen Charlotte Track and were desperate for excellent coffee and food !!!
We had a fantastic time at your Lodge... the danger is that we might just quit our job here in Belgium and leave for New-Zealand
The café is a triumph. The breakfast menu this season is superb.Very tasty and so many choices