We are a small, intimate, eco-friendly motel ideally suited to the fly-fisher, to those interested in the huge range of other outdoor pursuits available, or to those who wish to enjoy a quiet holiday in peaceful surroundings.

Maruia Motels is located halfway between Christchurch and Picton and approximately half way between Christchurch and Nelson. It is the perfect stop-over spot to break your journey. We are also the ideal destination for a great getaway for you and your family. Stay for a weekend, or a week, and explore all the attractions within the surrounding regions.

Listen to the sounds of the tui, kaka and bellbird as you experience the peace and tranquility of our beautiful valley. Why not walk next door to the Maruia River or Station Creek and fish for, or just observe, our magnificent brown trout in their pristine habitat.

Relax in your home from home in our comfortable self contained units and watch Freeview TV.  You can snuggle up with a good book or magazine or play one of our board games.

From your unit, nestled amongst a backdrop of our finest beech forests, you can take in the stunning mountain views of the Victoria Ranges.

We offer guests a selection of beautifully home-cooked snacks and meals which can be delivered to your door. You can even add a glass (or bottle) of wine to your order to enjoy while you kick back.

Swimming pool

During the summer months, guests have access to an indoor (unheated) pool. Gold coin donations welcome to go towards its upkeep and our local primary school.

Sandfly repellant

Amber makes her very own sandfly repellant called ‘Punky Proof’ and sells bottles to guests for $10 each (50mls). This product has been tried and tested here in the Maruia valley and really works! It smells amazing too!

Find us

1948 State Highway 65, Maruia, 7895

Get In Touch

(03) 5238898