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Discover Maruia Hot Springs in New Zealand

Discover Beautiful Maruia Hot Springs in New Zealand

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Located within the Lewis Pass National Reserve and surrounded by protective forest and mountains, Maruia Hot Springs allows you to connect with nature as you bathe in mineral hot springs and take in the breathtaking vistas.

The experience

You can truly immerse yourself in the ultimate outdoor healing experience at Maruia Hot Springs. Connect with nature as you enjoy a sauna experience or bathe in mineral hot springs and take in the views of the river and surrounding mountains. Stay and indulge in the middle of this picturesque national reserve and explore the area through a number of hiking trails around the property.

In winter, guests can expect a fresh blanket of snow across the bathing area and to be surrounded by snow-capped mountains, making for a truly magical experience. The wonderfully remote location has plenty of hidden walks and trails for guests to explore.

Accommodation at Maruia Hot Springs is peaceful, comfortable and relaxing. Options range from newly renovated rooms to an on-site campground catering for couples, families and groups.

The newly renovated rooms offer 24-hour access to the indoor and outdoor natural hot springs, saunas and steam room. Rooms available include classic, classic family, deluxe and superior.

Take up the unique experience of camping in the middle of the Lewis Pass National Reserve while surrounding yourself with pure nature. Picture yourself waking up and enjoying a cup of coffee as you look out at the view of the Maruia River and forests. Maruia Hot Springs offers a spacious self-contained campground located in the perfect location just three hours from Christchurch and one hour from Hanmer Springs turnoff. With stunning views, food options on-site, thermal bathing and hiking activities all wrapped into one location, it is an experience not to be missed on your next travel adventures.

Treatments and services


Connect with nature and bathe in New Zealand’s pure geothermal hot springs. With outdoor pools filled with water that flows naturally and is heated by the earth’s core, your body and mind will begin to slow down and relax. Experience the indoor bathhouse, inspired by Japan’s traditional onsens, and take time to stop and slow your mind. Other available experiences include geothermal showers and footbaths.

Water has long been harnessed to encourage physical and emotional wellbeing. Benefits of hot spring bathing include detoxification, improved blood circulation, oxygenated cells, improved digestion, normalised endocrine glands and an invigorated autonomic nervous system.

To contrast your hot springs bathing experience, a cold-plunge pool provides cooling relief. Heated to just eight degrees Celsius, the cold-plunge pool helps boost immune function, reduce inflammation and pain, increase your metabolism and improve lymphatic drainage.


Feel the heat from the three different saunas and detox your body from the inside out. The infrared sauna provides detoxification, pain relief, improves cardiovascular and skin health, promotes weight loss and provides ultimate relaxation. The rock sauna reduces stress, relaxes muscles, soothes aches and pains, promotes detoxification, cleanses skin and supports deep sleep. Experience the steam room, which deeply cleanses the skin and boosts circulation while relaxing the muscles and relieving tension. It is the perfect all-over experience for detoxifying, revitalising and renewing the body’s natural state.


Escape from the chaos of everyday life and take time to find your balance with a Wellness Retreat at Maruia Hot Springs. The healing powers of natural geothermal spring water will help you unwind and connect to your flow and your true self while taking you on a journey of wellness that equips you with practical tools for living well.

The three-day immersions will open you to increased levels of energy and vitality and leave you feeling hydrated, relaxed and transformed.

Daily schedules include mindfulness and movement workshops, healthy meals, on-site treatments and bathing.

The food

Guest will enjoy a fresh, healthy and delicious dining experience when visiting Maruia Hot Springs.

The cafe serves a selection of light meals, refreshing drinks and freshly ground coffee for you to enjoy throughout your day of bathing or even just for a quick stop on your travels. The simple, fresh dishes can be enjoyed in the cafe space, which looks out over the stunning views of the Maruia River. During cooler months, dine or enjoy a coffee next to the old stone fireplace — a little cafe with a lot of warmth and charm.

Overlooking the Maruia River and surrounding forest, the Riverstone Restaurant serves nourishing food with complete table service and is fully licensed. Here, chefs serve wholesome, fusion cuisine in a beautiful setting. Relax and enjoy nourishing food for breakfast, lunch or dinner, which can be shared with a loved one or friends. Riverstone Restaurant prepares delicious meals using produce sourced on-site, including eggs freshly laid by Maruia’s own chickens as well as produce from the wider local region.

Things to remember

Accommodation bookings are highly recommended, especially during holiday periods. Guests are encouraged to connect with the natural outdoor environment and “switch off”, therefore mobile phone reception is limited and televisions are not provided.

Getting there

Maruia Hot Springs is located a scenic three-hour drive from Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island.

Connect with Maruia Hot Springs

W: maruiahotsprings.nz

P: 03 523 8840 (New Zealand), +64 (0)3 523 8840 (international)

E: info@maruiahotsprings.nz

A:  Maruia Hot Springs, State Highway 7, Lewis Pass 7895, New Zealand