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Underwater Observatory

Go below the surface and observe the marine life down below the water.

Lochmara Lodge Marlborough Sounds

Lodge, Wildlife Recovery & Arts Center

Day Trips or Accommodation

Set on the tranquil shores of the Queen Charlotte Sound in the Marlborough Sounds of New Zealand.


 About Us

Lochmara is a locally owned and operated resort set right on the waters edge 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 accommodationday 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"

Winter 2019 end of season - Lochmara will close for the winter on Sunday May 27th at 4pm and we will reopen September 20th 2019.

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