We are a small, intimate motel ideally suited to those interested in the huge range of outdoor pursuits available, or to those who wish to enjoy a quiet holiday in a peaceful environment. Located approximately half way between Christchurch and Nelson we are the perfect stop-over spot to break your journey. We are also the ideal destination for a great getaway for you and your family. Stay for a weekend, or a week, and explore all the attractions within the surrounding regions.
“Wow what a great stay at this lovely motel in the tiniest village I've ever been to. We got a very friendly welcome from the young couple that run the motel. It was weekend so we could make use of the school's playground in the village and our todler loved that. We also wandered through the forest to a nice creek, which our little one loved. We decided to order a diner at the motel which was very tasteful! Would absolutely recommend if you're planning a stop from Abel Tasman to Christchurch.”
Welcome to our newly renovated house River Cottage, 16km from Springs Junction. Set on its own section, with mountain views, surrounded by farmland, a short walk to the fantastic Maruia river. The river is ideal for swimming, fishing, kayaking, gold panning. We are located halfway between Christchurch and Nelson, enjoy a relaxing stop off on your journey or bring the family and enjoy a fantastic rural get away. Bike tracks, walks, including the Lake Daniel's day track are in the buller area
“We found River Cottage to be stunning. It is brand new and sparkly clean and the hosts go above and beyond in terms of providing essentials-home grown/made milk, butter and even biscuits. Thank you! Our family of three was spoiled by the amount of space River Cottage has. Our daughter loved the selection of books and games and we all loved white water rafting in nearby Murchison (about an hour away). If you are looking for great accommodation in a peaceful location this is for you!”
Extra cleaning precautions being taken for your safety. Free unlimited WiFi and Netflix Next to a public domain and close to some of New Zealands most beautiful walks. Relax and look out the windows at the mountains and there is a high chance of spotting the many native birds of the area. Particularly wood pigeons and Tui’s. This cozy cottage offers a lovely feeling and uncluttered living. There are two areas to sit and relax inside and some nice sunny spots with a table and chairs.
“Springs Cottage is really helpfully placed half way between Abel Tasman and Christchurch at Springs Junction. The cottage was one of the nicest air b&bs we’ve stayed in during our NZ travels - and there have been quite a few! It was just the two of us but the place is well equipped for 7. Kim was super helpful too as I was struggling with accessing my air b&b account to download itinerary. It was a really wet and windy night when we arrived so having the wood burner to snuggle up in front of was a real treat We absolutely have no hesitation in recommending this great place.”