Lochmara Lodge Marlborough Sounds Wildlife Recovery Centre, Picton

(4/5 based on 120+ 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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  • Exotic or hippy? Funky location for sure. You will find you apartment among bushes, an art gallery and different zoos and farms. A river runs thru it. Free kayak to tour the inlet. Astonishing experie...  more »
  • My wife and I visited today as we were walking the Queen Charlotte Track. The cafe was okay but the gardens and various exhibits were very disappointing. Most were quite rundown and simply untidy. The...  more »
  • Shane the owner of Lochmara Lodge is a friendly self effacing man whose accomplishments belie his relaxed exterior. The lodge itself is nestled in a small cove on the shores of Lochmara Bay. Behind is...  more »