Join us on a deeply restorative journey over 4 days and 3 nights at Maruia River Retreat — a luxurious and intimate space nestled alongside the clear flowing waters of the Maruia river and anchored by the grounding energy of the Beechwood forest.
Visualise your mornings opening to birdsong and mindful movement, with days flowing gently and intuitively from there. Nature walks, river swims, and guided meditation. Natural hot springs, relaxing sauna, and restorative massage. Nouri
Guided by our intention of holding this retreat, we'll explore our inner terrain through the insights that are mirrored back to us through mother nature herself, initiating the move towards a more harmonious state of being. Honouring your own innate awareness of what it is you need in the moment, this is an opportunity to truly relax and reset.
Numbers for this retreat will be kept intimate (a maximum of 12 people) allowing individual attention while embracing the
We'll walk to where the water kisses the land, and like the river, flow.
The Maruia River Retreat is an easy 2-hour scenic drive south from Nelson, or 3 hours from Christchurch — truly in the middle of nowhere, yet in the centre of everything wonderful that Aotearoa has to offer. The 500-acre estate is home to seven beautifully appointed villas with super King-sized beds (or King singles if preferred), luxury linens, designer marble bathrooms & Italian kitchenettes, plus a main lodge with restaurant, yoga shala and spa, all nestled in the native bush alongside the Maruia River. A private resident chef showcases the best of New Zealand dining, creatively using produce grown on the property and local seasonal delicacies, as well as serving up local wines, craft beers, and a selection of cocktails.
Accommodation for 3 nights
Daily yoga classes with all mats & props provided
All meals including continental breakfasts, packed gourmet lunches & dinners. Alcoholic beverages are available at an additional cost.
... and of course, all the magic we'll be weaving into our time together.
As a group we have exclusive access to this entire space and full use of facilities which include an outdoor riverside hot tub, Finnish sauna, infrared chroma therapy sauna, fire pit, games room, and indoor + outdoor lounge areas.
Finding your way to Maruia River Retreat is not included in the price and we encourage you to think of this as an opportunity to explore a side of Aotearoa you may not have experienced before, considering the journey to meet here part of the adventure. We will connect the group with each other closer to the retreat date should you wish to arrange any travel together.
Rooms + rates
We have six villas available to book — four studio style villas (35m²) and two larger one-bedroom villas with spa baths (60m²). Options are to grab a friend (twin share), or enjoy a room all to yourself (single). Two payment options are available with flexible payment terms for both.
A $500 deposit is required to secure your reservation with the balance to be paid in by the end of November 2020.
Any payments made are able to be refunded should the event need to be cancelled due to Covid-19, but not for change of mind. Please note that if you have paid by credit card and a refund needs to be made, that you will receive the payment amount less the amount of the credit card fees.
We are taking bookings now. Simply email to reserve your space or reach out with any questions you may have.
Images above courtesy of Maruia River Retreat.
... and let me share the magic of plants with you x