About us

Travel deep into the heart of the Southern Alps to the parklands of the Lewis Pass, where snowcapped mountains surround and steam billows from natural hot spring pools, and discover a natural thermal wonderland that begs to be explored. For here on the banks of the Maruia River, in a sheltered valley in the Lewis Pass, is Maruia Springs , a unique tourist mountain hideaway with a more than a little touch of Japan.

Set beside the Maruia River, each thermal pool is a perfectly formed tarn, built from the smoothest of river rocks. For extra privacy, individual spas and hot pools overlooking the river, mountains and rock strewn valley, are available, while a traditional Japanese bathhouse provides segregated public bathing, to relax and unwind.

19 alpine lodge style guestrooms offer panoramic mountain vistas. At the main building, Shuzan – an Asian fusion restaurant – and a comfortable guest lounge with Wireless internet Café/Bar. Breakfast, Light lunch, Dinner and snacks are available throughout the day.

Maruia Springs is located in natural, tranquil surroundings. It provides a special place to escape the crowds and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit in healing, mineral-laden hot thermal pools, whilst enjoying the natural outdoors beauty of the Lewis Pass National Reserve.