Lochmara Wildlife Recovery & Arts Centre

The Magic of the Marlborough Sounds, captured in an outstanding day trip. Cruise from Picton and discover our hidden world; gorgeous views, conservation projects, Underwater Observatory, nature walks, art, fantastic food at our waterfront cafe.

$60.00 - $70.00
$25.00 - $30.00

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Lochmara day trips capture the magic of the Sounds: nature, scenery, New Zealand art, and classic kiwi experiences.

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Begin with a scenic cruise from Picton, add a Queen Charlotte Track lookout walk, or take time to discover Lochmara’s unique art, nature and animal experiences and the Underwater Observatory-go down below the sea and see the marine life...all without getting wet.

You’ll find stunning views, native bush walks, wildlife encounters and New Zealand art. Relax and explore with free kayaks, hammocks, and a safe beach. Feed the native birds, stingrays and eels and learn about the native species.


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Physical address

Lochmara Wildlife Recovery & Arts Centre, Lochmara Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough Sounds, Picton, Marlborough, 7220, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
8am - 9pm
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $60.00 - $70.00
(15 year(s) and under)
$25.00 - $30.00
Other charges:
Underwater Observatory - guided and includes stingray feeding $15 per adult.

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