Maruia River Retreat
Nurture your body, mind & soul at this intimate & luxurious retreat
New Zealand’s Nature and Wellbeing Destination – relaxed luxury accommodation nestled between Nelson, the West Coast and Christchurch.
Set in a stunning river valley, amongst 200 hectares of pristine native Beech forest alongside the Maruia River, The Retreat offers seven luxury villas and can accommodate a maximum of 14 guests.
With only 7 luxury villas guests are welcomed with a sense of being away from the busyness of everyday life, and invited to rest, relax and recharge in a peaceful, serene and intimate setting within a natural forest.
Maruia River Retreat’s Wellness facilities an outdoor hot tub, a Finnish sauna, and a massage treatment room to unwind and detox. You can choose to enjoy a spa massage or attend complimentary yoga and meditation classes, which are held daily.
Located as the perfect base to explore the surrounds with white water rafting, Bullet Jet boats, nature walks, mountain bike tracks and interesting towns within easy driving distance across the West Coast, the Nelson Lakes District and Lewis Pass. Offsite tracks such as Braeburn and Lyell tracks are accessible as well as the the Maruia Falls and the Buller Gorge. Our local hosts can recommend and arrange any activities you wish to book during your stay.
Trek through 11kms of the Retreat’s native beech forest, The Maruia River is renowned for its trout fishing with many of the best fishing spots located directly in front of the property.
As evening falls head to the Main Lodge; the contemporary lounge is a welcome spot to sample local wines, craft beers and the best spirits the region has to offer. Our Cuisine is a highlight, prepared in the gourmet kitchen from local ingredients, mostly from our gardens. Enjoy 3-course dinners with spectacular views at our Restaurant, or the 4-Season outdoor room – to nourish, relax and linger in such picturesque surroundings.
There are many ways to arrive. Land by helicopter or a private plane on the property’s 500-metre private airstrip ot take a gorgeous scenic drive from the West Coast and Nelson (2-hours) or Kaikoura and Christchurch (3.5 hours). Luxury vehicles and executive drivers are available for transfers or guided tours to or from the estate.