Take the short boat ride out to Lochmara Lodge to explore this delightful enclave on the shore of Lochmara Bay. Follow the bushwalks to see the creatures such as the native gecko and the kakariki (a native parrot) being nurtured here as part of the Lodge's wildlife recovery program. There's a pampering spa room and bathhouse above the beach, galleries of locally produced art, and a sculpture trail. There are often artists-in-residence working here and regular art workshops,
and events are held throughout the year. There's also a good selection of chalets and units suitable for couples and families, plus a bar and restaurant if you plan to stay longer.