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Cruise & Explore 9am

Cruise & Explore 9am

Cruise & Explore 9am

Grab a seat and pick your own path with our most popular trip. 

  • Boat cruise to Lochmara on the Lochmara water transport. Cruise is approx 15-20 mins.
  • Marine mammal and sea birds (little blue penguins) viewing enroute to Lochmara
  • Explore our 11 acres of native bush trails and conservation projects
  • Free use of the kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and a safe swimming beach
  • See the native kakariki parakeets, eels and kunekune pigs being fed
  • Waterfront cafe art gallery and sculpture trail 
  • Queen Charlotte Track Panoramic Lookout hike (3 hours return, Track pass required $12.00pp) or walk on our own tracks at no extra cost
  • Depart Picton at 9am. Choose from a 2.45pm or a 5pm departure. Other times may apply and will show when making a booking. 
  • AUTUMN - Adults $50.00 Children 5-15 years $25.00 Toddlers/babies no charge.
  • Lochmara is not a picnic destination.
 Add on Activity 
  • Underwater Observatory. Join our fully guided tours of approx 40 minutes aboard the Underwater Observatory where you will be well informed and entertained by our passionate fully qualified guides. Includes stingray feeding and seaside touch tank. $20 per person. $10 per child. Family group 2A + up to 3 children $60.00. Observatory tour times 10.10am, 11.00am, 12.50pm and 2.45pm. Subject to availability.                                                                                                                                     
  • Bath-house. Indulge in a blissful soak in our bath-house for two adults. More info here.                                                                                                                                                                       The above options can be booked online as an add-on, when you have book your day trip.

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