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About | Lochmara Lodge

Welcome to Marlborough’s most unique attraction and accommodation experience.

Lochmara is a locally owned and operated small waterfront resort with your hosts Niki and Chris ready to welcome you all. Lochmara Lodge is a resort with no road access, located in Lochmara Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton, New Zealand. Lochmara has 14 rooms, a waterfront cafe, and is set on 11 acres of land with plenty of activities to keep all our guests entertained.

Arrive at the Lodge via a well-maintained side track or by water. Once here, discover bush walks on our character filled 11-acre property, endangered species breeding programmes, information panels on the native flora and fauna of the Marlborough Sounds, Underwater Observatory and sculpture trail and art gallery.

Relax in a hammock, indulge in a spa or massage and enjoy the best of Marlborough’s food and wine at our licensed restaurant. Return to the track, or pick up a kayak for the final stage to Anakiwa. Day visitors are also welcome to explore our property or enjoy a meal at our café.

Cruise-and-walk day trip options are available from Mistletoe Bay or Picton. “Once discovered… never forgotten…”

Contact Details

Niki Penberthy and Chris Bensemann

  • Licensed Café and Restaurant
  • Shop and Information Desk
  • Guest laundry
  • Kayaks and SUPs 
  • Water Taxi
  • Payments - Eftpos, Mastercard and Visa

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Walk the Track

You can walk the track in 3-5 days, set your own pace.
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Bike The Track

The Charlotte Track is one of New Zealand's Great Rides with 72km of continuous single track.
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Activities & Packages

Walk, kayak, bike, cruise or enjoy a guided eco tour, take your pick.
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Enjoy all the Queen Charlotte Track has to offer

Walk or bike the real New Zealand, in the heart of the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, where the mountains meet the sea.