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Lochmara Bay, Marlborough, New Zealand
59 Onahau Road Onahau Bay Marlborough 7282 NZ
03 573 4554 03 573 4554
0800 562 4620800 562 462

If you’re looking for that extra something, Lochmara Lodge Wildlife Recovery and Arts Centre is a must. Perfect for rest days and day trips, Lochmara offers activities from indulgence to family fun. Discover bush walks on our self-guided ecotour, visit native bird and gecko breeding enclosures, feed the kakariki parakeets, hunt for hidden secrets on our sculpture trail or relax in our galleries and enjoy great coffee in our licensed café and restaurant. Centre visitors can use our free kayaks and rope swings, chill out in one of 40+ hammocks, or for the ultimate in indulgence, book a therapeutic massage and relaxing bath treatment in the Bath House, enjoying a cold drink and stunning views over the bay from the decadent twin baths.

Join us under the sea in our exciting new underwater observatory, feed the fascinating stingrays and be delighted by NZ marine life in our seaside touch tank.

Accessible by water or via a well-maintained side track, you can choose to bike, kayak, or walk in, or join us for a cruise-and-walk trip from Picton, Anakiwa, or Mistletoe Bay. For details visit

Shayne Olsen & Louise Bright