What to do

There is a wide choice of actives Golfing, Skiing, Fly fishing, hunting and tramping.


When it comes to Golf we are blessed with not one but two outstanding courses. Besides Terrace downs there is the fabulous Botanical Gardens course just 30 minutes (32km) away at Methven, this Course has over 100 different types of trees and is just the place to be when the wind blows down the Rakaia Valley, it is well protected from the wind and has it’s own set of stunning views.


In the southern hemisphere there are very few places that offer luxury accommodation like our villa home and a variety of skiing choices. You can drive yourself to Mt Hutt (22km), Mt Olympus or Porters Heights Ski Area, to name just some of the nearby mountains.

Or you can have Mt Hutt Helicopters pick you and take you to Mt Hutt the easy way.

For good skiers there is Wilderness Heliskiing and the chance to ride the Big Mountains with an Alpine Guide. Methven Heliskiing features 3 mountain ranges, over 1000 km2 of terrain and 250+ named runs.


The Rakaia River is considered one of New Zealand’s best salmon fishing rivers and Lake Coleridge which is about 30 minute drive from Terrace Downs has trout and salmon just waiting for you.