Reconnect with nature at Maruia River Retreat

1 Day

From NZD 1250 per person

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Getaway Summary

  • Location: Shenandoah Highway (SH65), Tasman
  • 2 nights/3 days
  • Accommodation in a boutique retreat
  • Daily 3-course dinner, daily breakfast
  • Hot tub, pool and sauna, daily morning yoga (on weekends), guided walks

Do you fly into Christchurch and need a rental car to drive to Maruia River Retreat (approx. 3h)? Let us know in the form, we’re happy to book a car with your package!

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Staying at Maruia River Reatreat makes for a perfect weekend trip from Christchurch or Nelson, no matter if you’re looking for a romantic escape or a relaxing trip with your besties.

Maruia River Retreat is a nature paradise that offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, making it an ideal South Island weekend getaway. You can reach this beautiful sanctuary by driving for two hours from Nelson or three hours from Christchurch. Alternatively, you fly to Maruia River Retreat with a private chartered flight that lands on the estate’s private 500-metre airstrip with a hangar, or arrive by helicopter for a truly unique experience.

Your accommodation at Maruia River Retreat

The Luxe Villas provide a private and intimate apartment experience amid nature. The retreat boasts seven beautifully furnished villas, each with a breathtaking view of the native beech forest and the stunning Maruia River. The Master Villas feature one bedroom, a separate living room, a dining area, a spacious deck, a spa jacuzzi bath, and a separate walk-in shower.

Maruia River Retreat’s 8-metre magnesium pool and outdoor Stoked hot tub are set amidst the serene beauty of the beech forest, creating a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. You can also indulge in their infra-red sauna, which is perfect for detoxing and rejuvenating your body. The retreat’s wellness centre also boasts a premium yoga shala and a massage treatment room where you can unwind and let our expert therapists take care of you.

Maruia River Retreat believes in the power of mindfulness and offers complimentary yoga and meditation classes daily. Their forest bathing experience is a healing practice inspired by the Japanese immersion therapy “shinrin yoku,” which translates to “taking in the atmosphere of the forest.” Immerse yourself in nature and experience the healing power of the forest.

At the end of the day, relax in the main lodge with a glass of wine and soak up the serene atmosphere. The retreat’s chef creates delicious meals using ingredients and produce from the organic kitchen garden and the region’s best sources.

Maruia River Retreat is surrounded by 500 acres of breathtaking native beech forests, rugged mountain ranges, gardens and terraces, and 11kms of nature trails and mountain biking tracks for you to explore.

Please note: Maruia River Retreat is closed on the following dates:
14 May 2024 to 18 September 2024
16 December 2024 to 8 January 2025


  • 2 nights at Maruia River Retreat in a Luxe Villa
  • Daily continental breakfast and 3-course dinner
  • Unlimited coffee, tea, spring and soda water
  • Morning yoga (8am Fri - Sun)
  • Finnish Sauna and cold showers
  • Hot tub session
  • Guided walks
  • Use of premium massage chair
  • Library with books and board games

Not included

  • Other drinks or meals
  • Other activities

Weekend Getaways NZ
Pricing is based on 2 people. Please send an enquiry for the price if you’re more people.

Payment for our packaged getaway is due at the time of confirmation / invoice. Payments by credit card is possible but incurs a 3% surcharge.

Cancellations & amendments to bookings must be made 72h prior to travel dates. Any cancellations after this date will be non-refundable. Please note that some operators may have stricter rules that need to be obeyed.

Maruia River Retreat
30 days and up to 14 days of arrival – 50% cancellation fee
14-0 days of arrival: 100% cancellation fee
No Show: 100% total booking
Bookings are transferable and re-bookable to a later date subject to availability or rate differential

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