Lochmara Lodge Marlborough Sounds Wildlife Recovery Centre, Picton
(4/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
The whole family will find plenty to do at Lochmara Lodge Marlborough Sounds Wildlife Recovery Centre, dedicated to conserving the area's plant and animal life. Check out the endangered bird and gecko breeding enclosures, and take a self-guided tour through native forests to spot wildlife. Grab a kayak to explore the bay, and then cool off by jumping into the clear water. Stop into the art exhibit spaces to see the permanent collection of New Zealand art as well as temporary shows. Have a soak in the bath house or schedule a massage (reservations required for both). The attraction offers accommodations and a restaurant as well. If you stay a few days or longer, opt for a day or half-day tour that includes a boat cruise around the area. Note the attraction cannot be reached by car; water taxis from Picton are your best bet, but you can also come by kayak, floatplane, or the Queen Charlotte trail for walkers and mountain-bikers. Arrange to visit Lochmara Lodge Marlborough Sounds Wildlife Recovery Centre and other attractions in Picton using our Picton family vacation planner.
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  • Spent two idyllic nights at Lochmara in the middle of our 4 week New Zealand trip. A great break from out North Island Travels and before our trip round the South Island. Comfortable room with balcony...  more »
  • Owing to blisters and bad weather, we skipped the 23km section of the Queen Charlotte Track and boated it across from Mahana Lodge to Lochmara Lodge. We arrived 2 ½ hours early and were not expecting ...  more »
  • Lochmara Lodge was it worth the extra 3km from the track after a long walk from Punga Cove – YES. That last 45 mins from the track is a nice walk and suddenly just when you are about to collapse the e...  more »