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Terrace Downs

Terrace Downs is a unique New Zealand destination perched on the edge of the spectacular Rakaia River and within close proximity to various ski fields, boasting stunning views up to Mount Hutt.

With deluxe 1-4 bedroom accommodation, award winning cuisine and a selection of resort-operated leisure and adventure activities, Terrace Downs makes for an exciting and memorable all-seasons leisure, conference, incentive, wedding and honeymoon destination.

Its size and seclusion make Terrace Downs the perfect retreat for executive meetings, small and satellite conferences, incentive travel and team building programs through to pre / post event and partner programmes.

The resort's 550 acres of unique New Zealand High Country provide peace and seclusion within just an hour's drive from Christchurch International Airport. The resort has fantastic facilities, high quality accommodation and an 18-hole championship golf course, all nestled in a pristine and unique landscape.

The fine and casual dining restaurants offer spectacular views and signature High Country cuisine. The Hunter's Room provides various flexible meeting areas catering for groups of up to 100 delegates, while the High Peak room and The Snug have something special to offer smaller groups. Additional meetings, incentive and team building programmes can be individualised to suit specific needs and when business concludes a wealth of on and off-site leisure options beckon.


At Terrace Downs you can do as much or as little as you want - the choice is entirely yours. The ever-changing landscape acts as the perfect playground for visitors of all ages and fitness levels, and makes for a captivating year-round conference and incentive destination for thrill-seekers and for those who enjoy more genteel pursuits.

Resort-operated activities include:

  • 18-hole championship golf course
  • Day spa
  • Jet boating on the Rakaia River
  • Horse trekking
  • Blokarts (land yachts)
  • Segway tours
  • Nature walks
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Archery
  • Salmon and trout fishing

Terrace Downs is within close proximity of three commercial ski fields and four club fields and just three minutes to Mount Hutt Ski Area by helicopter - so come the winter season, who says you can't conference, play golf and ski in a day!

Accommodation Room Types

  • Twin share
  • Twin share en suite
  • King
  • King en suite
  • Family room


  • Tennis courts
  • Mountain bikes
  • Nature walks
  • Golf course
  • Team building activities


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