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Lochmara Lodge - A secluded retreat in Marlborough Sounds

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Couples & Families

This unique hideaway is the perfect place to disconnect and soak up the breathtaking natural beauty of the region.

A celebration of New Zealand’s native flora, fauna and art, Lochmara Lodge offers a magical insight into the heart of the Marlborough Sounds.

Surrounded by pristine bushland, Lochmara Lodge has no road access, with guests arriving via the private Lochmara Bay on a 15 minute boat ride from Picton. You can also hike or cycle in through the Queen Charlotte Track.

You’ll arrive to spacious, comfortable units that are perfect for families, while couples can retreat to the romantic chalets with balconies overlooking the stunning bay.

A scenic playground, Lochmara Lodge offers a vast range of complementary and additional activities. There truly is something for everyone.

Soak up the private beach with complimentary kayaks and paddleboards, and go hiking on some of the most spectacular trails in New Zealand.

Relax in a hammock, unwind in the jacuzzi, indulge in a sumptuous spa treatment, and go stargazing by night.

Art lovers can take on the sculpture trail, a 10 acre ‘living gallery’ brimming with fantastic pieces, while The Art Shop and Exhibition area showcase beautiful works by local artists.

There’s plenty of wonderful wildlife activities, from nature walks and glowworm grotto tours, to getting up close to the marine life in the fascinating Underwater Observatory.

The retreat even organises a range of day trips, including adventurous cruise boat tours and blissful pamper days.

Call us on +44 117 313 3300 to start planning your holiday, we’re looking forward to hearing from you


The lodge

Lochmara Lodge is a secluded property with no road access and no televisions, but it is packed with exceptional onsite facilities. Relax in the luxurious Bath House and Massage Suite, complete with romantic twin baths overlooking the bay, or work your way through the stack of complementary activities, including kayaking, paddleboarding and a private beach. Choose from 14 rooms, with a selection of units and chalets to suit couples and family holidays. The spacious family units are comfortably furnished and equipped with kitchenettes, with courtyard access and bay views. The romantic chalets are perfect for couples, with balconies opening onto stunning views of the bay and an outdoor setting that’s ideal for soaking up the morning sun.

The onsite cafe and restaurant is focused on sustainability, with a menu featuring local, organic and seasonal produce, regional Marlborough wines and boutique beers. You’ll enjoy freshly baked treats every morning, fresh fruit from the orchard and herbs from the garden, and free range eggs from the happy Lochmara chickens. In summer you can sit out on the deck and enjoy the glistening bay views, while in winter you can rug up by the cosy log fire.


The retreat offers something for everyone with a spa, massage suite, jacuzzi, private beach, water sports, hiking, wildlife activities, art exhibitions and adventurous day trips around the region.


The cafe and restaurant at Lochmara Lodge offers a special taste of the Marlborough region, with the menu featuring local, homemade produce often pulled straight from the lodge’s own garden. 

Why Wayfairer

Locally owned and operated, Lochmara Lodge is an eco-friendly retreat dedicated to sustainability and wildlife conservation. For the past 12 years they have operated a Mainland Island predator control program and widespread habitat planting.  They have a number of Wildlife Recovery programs in place, working with injured wildlife, Kakariki, Weka, and the Marlborough Green Gecko, as well as providing nesting boxes for the Blue Penguin and the Tree Weta. Their onsite cafe and restaurant features local produce, with many items on their menu coming from their own orchard and garden.

Call us on +44 117 313 3300 to start planning your holiday, we’re looking forward to hearing from you


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