Why you NEED to check out these hot springs!
Situated in the Lewis Pass National Reserve in New Zealand, Maruia Hot Springs is the perfect getaway to rejuvenate and relax. Surrounded by native forests and extraordinary mountains, this location has been used as a place to heal for centuries. In New Zealand’s native Maori language, ‘Maruia’ directly translates to “shelter, haven or comfortable place”.
Maruia Hot Springs offers a range of relaxation opportunities and with bathing, sauna, spa, and accommodation options available, there’s something for everyone no matter your budget. If you’re looking to spend some time exploring the region, Maruia has camp grounds, glamping pods and hotel rooms available.
With home-brewed kombucha, an inspired and delicious menu, daily yoga classes, guided nature walks and homemade face masks, Maruia Hot Springs is the perfect location to self-reflect and nurture yourself. On top of these wellness activities there is a waterfall hike that explores the water story of the hot springs, a circuit trail that guides you through the picturesque forest and a river trail that takes you through the Maruia river bed and crystal clear water.
There are indoor and outdoor bathing options available that draw on the natural beauty and minerals of these magical surroundings to ensure the experience is as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible. The naturally heated springs are high in magnesium, iron, bicarbonate and sulphur – enhancing blood circulation, the body’s oxygenation levels and its ability to detoxify and digest.
While Maruia Hot Springs is situated just 2.5 hours’ drive from Christchurch, the experience of arriving and staying in this special place takes you on a deep, restorative dive into the heart of nature. With so many ways to find calm and connection, Maruia Hot Springs is a hidden gem well worth investigating!
By Zoe Moffatt