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Terrace Downs

Coleridge Road
Windwhistle 7572
New Zealand
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+64 3 318 6943
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Venue Facilities
  • Accommodation
  • Activities
  • Additional Meeting Rooms
  • On-site Catering
  • Parking
  • WiFi
Layout Options
  • Banquet 100
  • Boardroom 30
  • Classroom 60
  • Cocktail 180
  • Theatre 100

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.

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.

With 550 acres of unique New Zealand High Country, guests can find 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 within 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 a wealth of on and off-site leisure options beckon when business concludes.

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


At Terrace Downs you can do as much as you want 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 3 commercial ski fields and 4 club fields and just 3 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!

Available Rooms:

  • The Hunter's Room

    Floor area: 120m²

    Layout Options:

    • Banquet 100
    • Boardroom 30
    • Classroom 60
    • Cocktail 100
    • Theatre 100
  • High Peak

    Floor area: 31m²

    Layout Options:

    • Banquet 18
    • Boardroom 18
  • The Snug

    Floor area: 24m²

    Layout Options:

    • Banquet 15
    • Boardroom 18
    • Cocktail 25
    • Theatre 15
  • The Snowdon Room

    Floor area: 56m²

    Layout Options:

    • Cabaret 18
    • Boardroom 18
    • Classroom 25
    • Cocktail 80
    • Theatre 40
  • Tilley's Bar and Brasserie

    Floor area: 84m²

    Layout Options:

    • Cabaret 60
    • Cocktail 180
  • The Grill

    Floor area: 45m²

    Layout Options:

    • Banquet 45