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Lochmara Lodge Marlborough Sounds

Lodge, Wildlife Recovery & Arts Center

New Zealand COVID-19 Protection Framework

To ensure Lochmara can remain open and viable, and to support our staff and guests safety, we will be implementing the My Vaccine Pass requirement on 3 December 2021. 

What does this mean for you as a guest to Lochmara? Whether travelling to us on foot, or by boat, we will require you to please have your My Vaccine Pass ready for scanning. Your pass must be valid to visit Lochmara in any capacity.

We haven't made this decision lightly as it impacts on our staff, guests, and community of supporting businesses. However, we wish to ensure we can remain open without restrictions and know that all our guests, as always will get behind Lochmara in that decision. We will stand behind you in your personal decisions too. If we miss seeing some of our familiar faces due to this decision, we apologise, and we look forward to seeing you again one day soon.

Kia kaha.

2021-2022 Season - we are open and can't wait to see you all over the season!

Our 2021-2022 season is running from 22 September 2021 until 9 June 2022 (close on 9 June 2022). 

The Lochmara Lodge team opened its doors on 22 September for the 2021-2022 season. Under new ownership, we are ready to continue the Lochmara legacy, build on it, and welcome all regular guests as well as our new guests. So make that booking and come and see why Lochmara Lodge is 'once discovered....and never forgotten'.


Day Trips or Accommodation or Underwater Observatory

About Us - more than just a place to stay

Lochmara is a locally owned and operated small resort, (since the beginning of Lochmara Lodge 22 years ago) with 14 rooms, a waterfront cafe set right on the waters edge, a permanetly moored Underwater Observatory and set on 11 acres of land in the Marlborough Sounds. Lochmara Lodge is located in Lochmara Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton.

Come and enjoy a way of life, noting there is no road access, although we can easily arrange water transport for you from Picton (charges apply). Lochmara also has a scenic 3.5km walking track to the world famous Queen Charlotte Track.

We offer exceptional accommodationday tours an Underwater Observatory which is one of 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"

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Bathhouse at Lochmara

Our private bathhouse with twin tubs is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. Nestled in the bush with stunning views of the bay, the twin baths are set in beautiful oak surrounds, with fresh flowers and lit at night with candles. Your bath will be complete with natural bath salts and essential oils to revitalise your body. For an extra special experience you can pre-order a chilled bottle of wine to be waiting for you.

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