Location and Directions
MS is located on Highway 7 in the Lewis Pass National Park on one of only three mountain highways through the Southern Alps that link the East-coast to the West coast of the South Island. This highway also links Christchurch the South Island's largest city to Nelson, the South Island's 4th largest city that is also one of the South Island's most popular holiday destinations.
Maruia Hot Springs is located 2hr 32min (192km) drive from Christchurch Airport along the same road used to access the popular Hanmer Springs Thermal Resort, which is 1hr 48 min (133km) drive from Christchurch Airport.
Maruia Hot Springs is a picturesque 1hr (78km) drive from Hanmer Springs or 45min (69km) further along the highway from the turn-off to Hanmer Springs when travelling from Christchurch.
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