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Environmental Policy

Maruia River Lodge care about the impact we have on our environment and the greater ecosystem.

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Maruia River Lodge
State Highway 65, Shenandoah
Murchison, New Zealand

p. +64 3 523 9323  f. +64 3 523 9515



Lodge Walks
A stunning two kilometre bush walk has been created through native Beech forest.  For those just wanting a gentle stretch, this simple 15-minute walk is a must - taking you over waterfalls and quiet glades and  steeply wooded hillside.  You may catch glimpses of wild deer, wild pigs and goats! 
Our native Beech forest is also full of beautiful native birds, the most amazing array of mosses and lichens and in Autumn amazing species of fungi.

For those wanting something a little more strenuous, the full 50 minute walk can be done.

To help you appreciate the beauty of the wilderness, our track map and signage points out different flora within the beech forest and our vast library includes books describing New Zealand’s fauna, birdlife and flora.  

There are no poisonous or dangerous predators in New Zealand so you can enjoy the beauty of the natural environment without fear of being bitten.