Located midway between Christchurch and Nelson in the beautiful Maruia River Valley, we offer you a truly tranquil setting to break your journey or, if you choose to stay longer, you can take in some of the outstanding local attractions such as :

  • Trout Fishing – Maruia River, Upper Gray River, Lake Daniels and the Matakitaki River to name just a few

  • Tramping –  Lewis Pass National Reserve, Victoria Forest Park incorporating The St James Walkway, Lake Daniels and many more.


  • Kayaking and rafting – the Maruia River, Buller River.
  • Mountain Biking – there are some excellent trails within a short driving distance of the motels.


  • Buller Gorge Swing Bridge – New Zealand’s longest swing bridge.
  • Maruia Falls – spectacularly created by the 1929 Murchison earthquake.


Maruia Falls near Maruia Motels

  • Maruia Thermal Hot Springs just up the road.


  • Day trips – use the motels as a base for day trips to : Westport, Greymouth, Punakaiki, Cape Foulwind, Hanmer Springs, Reefton, Murchison, Blenheim.


  • Hunting for deer, pigs, goats, possums, ducks


  • Four wheel driving through many purpose built tracks.