Maruia River Retreat
2314 Shenandoah Highway
State Highway 65
Closest town is Murchison (32km from Maruia River Retreat)
The retreat is a stunning two-hour drive from Nelson and three-and-a-half hours from Christchurch. Many of our drive-in guests will opt to arrive at one and depart from the other. Blenheim, the Lakes District, Westport and the West Coast are all within a two-hour drive or less, giving multiple options for continuing your discovery of the South Island.
Private air charters are available from Christchurch, Nelson, and any of the many local airports in the top of the South Island. The Retreat’s airstrip is a well-maintained grass runway measuring 480 meters, sufficient for most light aircraft. You can also choose to arrive by helicopter.
Pilots! Keep yourself updated as we roll out various promotions and packages for visiting pilots. We are also planning an annual fly-in week specifically for the aviation community.