Transport Options

Public Transport

East West Bus Service calls into Maruia Springs on a daliy basis. The buses departs from Westport and Christchurch.

For hikers this service can also drop you off and pick you up at the entrance of St James walkway.

For further information please contact the bus company.

Visit East West Bus Services
Phone : +64 3 789 6251 / 0800 142 622

Hanmer Tours & Shuttle can provide transport for those who are starting or finishing their hiking on the Lewis Pass and also proivide a daily service directly to Maruia Hot Springs (one hour trip from Hanmer Springs).

For hikers Hanmer Tours & Shuttle can take you to the start or pick you up from the end of the St James Walkway, the end of the Harpers Pass (Windy Point) or anywhere along the Lewis Pass by arrangement.

There is a late afternoon Maruia Springs tour option leaving Hanmer Springs daily at 16:30 PM returning at around 9 PM. The tours include a few spectacular short optional walks including The Tarn Walk (5 min) & The Alpine Nature Walk (20 min) as well as plenty of time for relaxing in the thermal mineral springs and dinner at the Springs if you like. Min 2 people.  See details at: Maruia Tour

Please contact Hanmer Tours & Shuttle with your requirements and to discuss your options.

Visit Hanmer Tours & Shuttle
Phone : +64-(0)3 - 315 7418

Car Rentals from Christchurch Airport

There are many rental car companies with outlets at Christchurch airport, here are a few links:






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