Discover relaxation and nature at the base of the mountains as you immerse yourself in New Zealand’s pure thermal springs and sauna experiences. Maruia Hot Springs connects people with nature as you bathe in mineral water that naturally flows from the ground. Explore the numerous thermal bathing experiences, wellness activities and enjoy all the national reserve has to offer.

natural hot pools

Immerse yourself in our geothermal waters that have naturally risen to the earth’s surface on the site for centuries. Our water is infused with natural minerals and trace elements which detoxify the body and rejuvenate the spirit. The healing powers of hot springs have been used for thousands of years and have been widely accepted in Europe and Japan as natural treatment options for various common ailments.


  • boost blood circulation
  • reduce stress and promote sleep
  • relieve aches & pains
  • heal skin problems

hot rock sauna

Saunas are a great way to unwind, relax, and warm up. They’re also a great chance to relax socially. Among many reputed health benefits, saunas are thought to be able to relieve pain, improve performance in sports, temporarily relieve cold symptoms, and reduce stress. Like many good things, however, it is important to use a sauna in moderation.


  • reduces high blood pressure
  • reduces inflammation improving vascular function
  • improves exercise tolerance
  • relieves aches and pains

Discover the powers of hot & cold (contrast) bathing in our daily “signature sauna infusion”, guided by our resident sauna masters. Sauna infusions are included in all overnight stays and day retreats. An experience not to be missed!

infrared sauna

an infrared sauna is a type of sauna that uses an infrared heater to emit infrared light experienced as radiant heat which is absorbed by the surface of the skin. An infrared sauna heats your body directly like the sun but without the harmful rays and without warming the air around you. 


  • detoxification
  • relaxation
  • muscle pain relief
  • improved circulation
  • cell health, muscle recovery & immunity

steam room

Wet sauna – also known as steam saunas or steam rooms — warm up a small, enclosed room with moist heat until the space reaches from between 37.7°C (100°F) to 45.5°C (114°F). 


  • release of toxins from your skin leaving your skin “glowing”
  • reduce soreness and encourage recovery by relaxing muscles 
  • clears sinuses enabling you to breathe easy

cold plunge pool

4-11 degrees


  • releases endorphins
  • constricts the blood vessels
  • reduces swelling and inflammation
  • stabilizes blood pressure
  • relieves muscle spasms
  • numbs nerve endings for immediate pain relief

foot bath

Enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon snack while soaking your feet in our mineral foot bath. Breathe deeply as you take in the views of Maruia valley.

thermal showers

Our hot and cold thermal massage showers are a treat for sore necks or shoulders.

wellness activities

We invite our guests to switch off from reality and fully relax in nature. To enhance the Maruia experience we offer a set of complimentary wellness activities to all overnight guests.

  • daily yoga classes
  • daily sauna infusions
  • guided nature walks


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