Peninsula Hot Springs has opened Maruia Hot Springs in the South Island of New Zealand.
Peninsula Hot Springs, a co-investor in the venture, is supporting Maruia Hot Springs by sharing knowledge and extensive experience. For 10 years Peninsula Hot Springs has operated a facility that is in harmony with the natural environment, employs 240 staff and receives 440,000+ annual visitors to the Mornington Peninsula.
Maruia Hot Springs, which has been operating since the early 1900’s, was purchased in December last year by New Zealand and Australian partners including the team behind Peninsula Hot Springs.
The new owners will undertake major redevelopment works, promising a ‘total renewal of the Southern Alps bathing experience which fit harmoniously into the surrounding mountains and a world class bathing and wellbeing attraction’.
The upgrades to the baths include turning the Japanese-style bath house into two communal indoor bathing experiences with views over the river valley and mountains. Other upgrades included revitalising the café, painting buildings, extensive tidying of the grounds, a new website to allow customers to conveniently book online as well as employing local staff members. Other eco-resort facilities which will be developed shortly include thermal massaging showers, heated stone beds, new change facilities, blissful relaxation lounges, a sauna, steam room and more indoor relaxation experiences.
Maruia Springs is located on State Highway 7, Lewis Pass Maruia Springs, South Island, New Zealand.