Lochmara Fun Festival & Annual Big Swim

Saturday 10 March 2012

  • When: Saturday 10 March 2012
  • Venue: Lochmara Lodge, Queen Charlotte Sound
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  • Tickets: Free entry
  • Pricing: Water transport from Picton $20pp, proceeds to Marlborough Sounds Wildlife Recovery Trust.
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  • Contact Phone: 03 573 4554 or 0800 562 462

It’s an annual celebration of the summer Sounds lifestyle and old fashioned family fun.  Facepainting, storytelling, wine tasting, and events for the family...There is a treasure hunt for the kids, some great performers, and later in the day test your strength and determination in the King of the Beach Tug of War championship. The café will have live music all day, and visitors can still get away from it all exploring the walking tracks, art areas, or on a hammock in the bush. 

The festival incorporates the Lochmara Big Swim at 11.30am, a 750m swimming event across Lochmara Bay.  Enter to win a night for two at Lochmara and the glory of your name on the trophy.

Entry to the events is free, and there is a special Fun Festival special transport price – just $20pp for return cruise from Picton with proceeds going to the Marlborough Sounds Wildlife Recovery Trust.

 Always a great day in the Sounds. Don't miss out! Book on 573 4554.

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Lochmara Bay,
Queen Charlotte Sound