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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  • 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 »
  • We spent three nights at Lochmara and in hindsight should have stayed for only two nights as we only walked the Queen Charlotte track on one day and ran out of things to do around the resort. Our acco...  more »
  • Heaps for all to do from bathing ing the sun, tramping, feeding ears and stingrays or the endangered birds they are breeding. I even experienced a zip line!! Good food also and nicely appointed rooms.