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Take a 15 minute cruise from Picton waterfront to Lochmara lodge, where a whole bunch of family activity options await! Use the kayaks or paddleboards at your leisure, swim in the pristine waters, or explore the surrounding native bush. There is an on site café with a children’s menu available too! For a little extra, you can opt to join a tour with Lochmara’s underwater observatory including stingray feeding & a seaside touch tank!

This family experience includes:

  • Boat Cruise to Lochmara Lodge with possible Marine mammal and sea birds (little blue penguins) viewing enroute
  • Free use of the kayaks and stand-up paddle boards
  • Safe swimming beach with play equipment
  • See the native Kakariki’s, pigs and chickens being fed
  • Explore Lochmaras 11 acres of art and nature trails

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Alex from Chuffed was fortunate enough to have a family Bach in the Marlborough Sounds growing up, just a few bays around from Lochmara Lodge. When we were adding South Island partners in 2021, his memories of exploring the Bush & water around the lodge made adding these guys a no brainer! A hugely popular option for couples, friends & families, Lochmara is super special & needs to be experienced to be fully appreciated!

Lochmara Lodge Family Day Out *uncategorised as no longer a supplier*

3 Hours

$179 NZD

Cruise to Lochmara Lodge in the Marlborough Sounds

Experience provided by

Lochmara Lodge

Important Information
  • Cafe provides a range of food and childrens menu is available.
  • Book your departure from Lochmara at 2.45pm or 5.00pm. Other times may apply and will show when making a booking.
  • Lochmara is not a picnic destination

Add on Activities available:

  • Queen Charlotte Track: You can also choose to enjoy the Queen Charlotte Track (QCT) panoramic lookout hike. It is 3 hours return from Lochmara. A QCT pass is required at $12.00pp from the Lochmara office.
  • Underwater Observatory. Join our fully guided tours of approx 40 minutes aboard the Underwater Observatory where you will be well informed and entertained by our passionate fully qualified guides. Includes stingray feeding and seaside touch tank. $20 per person. $10 per child. Family group 2A + up to 3 children $60.00.
  • Observatory tour times 12.50pm and 2.45pm. Subject to availability.

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