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Terrace Downs Resort
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Terrace Downs Resort offers in-house and casual visitors a unique one-stop New Zealand getaway destination located just twenty minutes from the Mt Hutt access road and within an easy hour's scenic drive of Christchurch International Airport.

Perched on the edge of the spectacular Rakaia River, the Resort boasts stunning views up to Mt Hutt and is within close proximity to various ski fields. Catering to guests of all ages the resort features deluxe one-to-four bedroom accommodation, three on-site dining options and together with a selection of resort-operated leisure and adventure activities to choose from, Terrace Downs makes for an exciting and memorable day trip in to Canterbury's High Country; an all-seasons leisure weekend retreat, and offers the ultimate conference, team building and wedding venue.

Resort activities include an 18-hole championship golf course, spa treatments in The Spa, jet boating, on-site horse treks, clay pigeon shooting course, archery range through to salmon and trout fishing off our beautiful river shores!

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Hotel Facilities & Guest Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Tennis court
  • Fitness centre
  • Golf course
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Souvenirs/gift shop
  • Bicycle rental
  • Tour desk
  • WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
  • Wired internet is available in the hotel rooms - charges are applicable.
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Family rooms
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage


Restaurant & Bar Facilities

Hunter's Steak House
The Resort's Signature Restaurant, known for a range of delectable entrees, mains and desserts and a service level to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

Tilley's Bar & Brasserie/Cafe
Serves a wide range of meals in a casual environment, ranging from antipasto platters and soup to larger grilled meals and pastas.

The Grill
Is an exciting addition to Terrace Downs Resort, specialising in outdoor cuisine complete with a specialised Wood fired oven.


Terrace Downs offers a choice of two deluxe accommodation options.

Terrace Villa Suites are self-contained units with luxurious beds, a delightful raised spa bath and spacious open-plan living areas. There are 8 Villa Suites ranging from one to three bedroom suites.

Fairway Chalets are separate architecturally designed three to four bedroom houses spread out amongst the front nine holes of the golf course. These beautiful chalets boast all modern conveniences and great indoor-outdoor living areas with stunning views over the golf course to Mt Hutt.

The Terrace Villa Suites
Provide the option of one, two and three bedroom apartments and are designed to complement the regional landscape. All suites provide an open plan lounge and dining area, gas fire, fully equipped kitchen and private balcony or patio to enjoy the incomparable views across the beautifully manicured golf course and up to the Southern Alps.

The Villa Suites boast luxurious California king-split beds, feather bedding and a raised double spa bath in the main en-suite bathroom. The two and three bedroom villas each have a second bathroom with a spacious shower.


Fairway Chalets
Located along the front nine fairways of the Terrace Downs Golf Course, these spacious three to four bedroom homes sleep six to eight guests, offer a minimum of two full bathrooms and are fully furnished with all modern conveniences. Each architecturally designed house features an open plan lounge and dining room with a gas fire, along with a fully equipped kitchen, laundry and double garage.

The Chalets offer the ultimate luxury hideaway and make the most of the unique setting with indoor/outdoor living areas and panoramic views of the golf course and surrounding mountains

The Chalets include:
Luxurious California king-split beds, feather bedding, DVD player, Sky television, CD stereo system, mini-bar, and direct dial telephones with in-dial facility.

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GPS: -43.487428,171.660948

This accommodation is available as part of on of our Custom Itineraries or holidays, please visit our home page to learn more about how we can help you with your holiday.

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