Bay in Queen Charlotte Track

Also an excellent lodge, Lochmara can be visited as a day trip by water taxi from Picton. Activities include kayaking, cruising, walking and a forest-clad flying fox, and it's possible to learn about the various wildlife protection and conservation projects at the lodge. Highlights include hand-feeding stingrays, eels and endangered kakariki parakeets, and checking out Lochmara's new underwater observatory.