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Lochmara Lodge

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Business Type: Eco Lodge


Welcome to Lochmara. We are a Wildlife Recovery and Arts Centre and Lodge in New Zealand. Discover our hidden world in the magical Marlborough Sounds: conservation projects, nature trails, hidden sculpture, art galleries.

Address: Lochmara Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton 7250, New Zealand Picton, Marlborough

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Lochmara Lodge was built in 1997 by Marlborough locals, Shayne Olsen and Louise Bright.

"In only a short time we have achieved national and international recognition as being one of the best places to stay in New Zealand.

"One aspect that has remained constant over the past decade is our continued dedication towards art, conservation and education as part of sustainable and responsible tourism. In 2007 we established the Marlborough Sounds Wildlife Recovery Centre and Arts Centre. These centres allow us to continue our work in protecting our native environment and providing opportunities for visitors to experience New Zealand art by offering environmental tours. The art and conservation activities undertaken by the Centres are now an integral part of the Lodge which visitors can see by visiting our New Zealand art galleries, bird and gecko enclosures for New Zealand bird watching, and exploring the Lodge and bushwalks.

"In the same year, we opened the Lochmara Café with a focus on organic and local, offering a new choice of restaurant for Marlborough and Picton. We also opened the new chalet accommodation overlooking the Bay, bringing the total number of units and chalets up to 14. Finally, we developed a facility for conferences and workshops, and established an education programme for school groups.

"Lochmara Lodge is still family owned and operated accommodation, and we have a great team of kiwi and overseas staff who are as passionate and dedicated as we are. We look forward to welcoming you to our place."

Hours of work

Always open


Lochmara Bay, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand, Picton 7220

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