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Things to do

Things to do

There is something for everyone at Lochmara, with spaces to explore, play, and relax.

  • View the marine life below the surface in our Underwater Observatory - guided daily tours at set times and includes stingray feeding. Charges apply. 
  • Hand-feed the Kakariki parakeets, NZ native eels, pigs, and chickens.
  • Free use of the stand-up paddle boards and kayaks
  • Hike to the Queen Charlotte Track - 2 hour return walk
  • Explore the bushwalks around our property
  • Star-gazing at night. A fantastic place to view the NZ starry skies
  • Play on the beach which is also safe for swimming
  • Have a game of quoits or petanque
  • Relax in one of more than 40 hammocks at Lochmara
  • Soak or treat yourself to a massage in the wonderful Bath House
  • Walk through the glow worm grotto (night only)
  • Go swimming in the phosphorescence (night only)
  • Spot native birdlife
  • Relax in front of the fire in our lounge area, with a book from the in-house library
  • Visit the art exhibition spaces and learn about New Zealand art
  • See how life used to be in the rustic Crumpy’s Camp and replica Whare.

Lochmara Lodge Marlborough Sounds

Lodge, Wildlife Recovery & Arts Center

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

Day Trips or Accommodation or Underwater Observatory