For a few hours or a full day, experience the magic of the Sounds.

Cruise from Picton and discover a world of nature, art and hidden surprises. Explore Lochmara, play in our kayaks and beach, or just enjoy the views from our waterfront café.


Lochmara Art Centre is a unique facility where artists can create and exhibit work, with a gallery, art studio and sculpture trail set in native bush.

Art workshops & events are offered throughout the season.



Accommodation at Lochmara is perfect for nature lovers, hikers, couples and families.

Escape, relax and play with views over the bay, a sandy beach and excellent facilities all surrounded by the beautiful bush clad hills of the Marlborough Sounds.



Education, enhancement, and conservation are the goals of the Wildlife Recovery Centre.

Visit captive Kakariki and gecko breeding programmes & learn about native flora and fauna on the self-guided nature walks.



Winter Closure
Lochmara is closed for the winter season. We take online and email bookings over this time.  We open again on 24th September 2014. See you then!

Kids go free!
Children stay and play for free in the September School Holidays. Plan your spring escape now.

Free Wifi
Stay connected: all our rooms come with a free wifi allocation

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