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Marlborough Sounds Day Visit to Lochmara


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Spend the day or a few hours at Lochmara in the Queen Charlotte Sound. Enjoy a 15 minute cruise over to Lochmara and choose from an array of activities, including a self guided walk around our 11 acre property with interpretation panels on the native flora and fauna, for those fit walkers we have a 3.5 km access track to the Queen Charlotte track, participate in the daily hand-feeding on animals including the Kakariki (native parakeet) and join a guided tour (additional fee applies) of the "Underwater Observatory - see below the sea without getting wet" The only one of its kind in the top of the South Island.

What You'll Get

Depart from the Picton waterfront at 9am or 12.15pm onboard the Lochmara vessel. Enjoy a 15 minute cruise through the breathtaking Queen Charlotte Sound. We may even encounter some marine life so keep an eye out.The skipper will slow down if we encounter dolphins, seals, little blue penguin and more...... Once at Lochmara you are free to explore the 11 acre character filled grounds, take a kayak or paddleboard out on the water, book a guided tour (charges apply) on our permanently moored "Underwater Observatory," join the guided animal feeding starting at 1.45pm. Enjoy lunch or a drink from our waterfront cafe.

Depart Lochmara at 2.45pm or 5pm (off peak season depart at 4pm).

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks

Departure Point
Lochmara booking office, 4 London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand

Departure Time
9:00 AM

5 to 8 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Lochmara in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.