Imagine the beautiful rolling hills of New Zealand’s high country, stretching into the distance under the purple sunrise shadow of towering Mount Hutt, and you will picture the scene at Terrace Downs. This fabulous resort, along the banks of the graceful Rakaia River sweeps you away to a pristine land under sunny skies. Luxuriate in a guest suite or chalet, and enjoy an elegant home away from home. Wake in plush beds and step out into spacious living areas, warmed by the gentle heat of a fireplace. Complete modern entertainment amenities are yours to enjoy from the comfort of relaxed yet stylish furnishings. All accommodations feature full contemporary kitchens, crafted with rich woods and sparkling countertops, providing style and sophistication in addition to convenience.
Delightful aromas greet you with the sunrise, as a hearty breakfast at Tilley’s Bar & Brasserie prepares you for a wonderful day in the great outdoors. Head out for a morning tee time at the award-winning Terrace Downs Golf Course, playing 18 holes over the lush parkland and link-style course, with majestic views of the mountains and river in the distance. In the afternoon, take an exciting jet boat tour on the Rakaia River, stopping for sightseeing and to explore tiny secluded islands. Venture into glorious mountain trails on a horseback riding tour from the on-site Sandow Riding School, and safari along the landscape. Take a relaxing day to fish for salmon on the river, and trout in the nearby creeks and lakes, or even take an exciting heli-fishing trip and travel to remote glacial lakes. In the winter, seven nearby skiing locations are perfect for a day trip, where you can ski or snowboard down fresh powder runs from morning until night. Those who prefer to escape in a pampering environment will relish in the resort’s boutique full-service spa, which offers unique Asian-style therapies and treatments designed to truly rejuvenate mind, body and soul. After exhilarating days, take pleasure in a gourmet dining experience at Avoca Fione Dining, where fresh Rakaia River salmon, tender lamb, and New Zealand venison are paired with the finest local wines. At Terrace Downs, life in the high country of New Zealand is this amazing each and every day.
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