Melt your stress away

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Are you look­ing for an es­cape from the ev­ery­day? Are you plan­ning to en­joy the win­ter sports on the stunning Mt Hutt? Do you need a break of in­dul­gence and pam­per­ing?

Ter­race Downs Re­sort is a lux­u­ri­ous golf re­sort, thought­fully po­si­tioned in the val­ley be­hind the South­ern Alps in Can­ter­bury. With views of Mt Hutt that are sim­ply sec­ond to none and only a one hour drive from the Christchurch In­ter­na­tional Air­port, this is the ul­ti­mate gate­way to the South Is­land.

The all-im­por­tant ac­com­mo­da­tion leaves noth­ing want­ing. The range of one to three bed­room vil­las are ter­raced to al­low sweep­ing views from ev­ery bal­cony and are de­signed to be fully self con­tained with open plan living ar­eas. Each villa has a mas­ter en­suite with a di­vine spa bath, just wait­ing to melt your stresses away. For those need­ing a lit­tle more stretch­ing room the Chalets are on of­fer. Th­ese ar­chi­tec­turally de­signed beau­ties are dot­ted around the edge of the golf course to al­low for stunning views. With a range of four bed­rooms up to seven, th­ese Chalets are pure luxury and per­fect for those trav­el­ing with fam­ily or in a larger group.

Those look­ing to stay for a while can be sure of en­joy­ing plenty of ac­tiv­i­ties even while away from the city. No re­sort would be com­plete with­out a Spa of course, and no re­spectable New Zealand Spa would be com­plete with­out ranges of or­ganic and zero im­pact skin­care. The Spa of­fers a tran­quil and peace­ful sanc­tu­ary for you to es­cape the daily stresses of ur­ban life and sur­ren­der to an ex­pe­ri­ence de­signed to truly re­lax and re­ju­ve­nate mind, body and soul. Soak up the am­bi­ence and un­wind with a com­bi­na­tion of re­lax­ing mas­sage ther­apy with sooth­ing aro­mather­apy oils and the finest skin prod­ucts.

Guests who en­joy a more ac­tive hol­i­day can take ad­van­tage of the ar­ray of ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer: horse-rid­ing, clay shoot­ing, archery, jet boat­ing, scenic he­li­copter flights, trout and salmon fish­ing and heli-ski­ing. Imag­ine be­ing picked up from the club­house by he­li­copter and dropped on the top of Mt Hutt, all ready to en­joy a day of ski­ing. If trav­el­ing by ve­hi­cle there is only a short twenty minute drive t o the Ac­cess Road of Mt Hutt.

Stay­ing in a lux­u­ri­ous re­sort may be a great ex­cuse for tak­ing time off from your rou­tines, but be­ing on va­ca­tion doesn’t have to mean let­ting your fit­ness suf­fer! Our newly-fur­nished gym means your work­out has never had bet­ter views to ad­mire, no mat­ter the weather, while the ten­nis court at Ter­race Downs must surely be one of the most scenic in New Zealand. En­joy a match or just a ca­sual hit around with friends. Pack your own racket and balls to play with friends and fam­ily, or travel light and hire equip­ment from the Re­cep­tion. Moun­tain bikes are a fab­u­lous way to en­joy the scenery too and make for some great photography op­por­tu­ni­ties. Cap­ture the grandeur of Mt Hutt, the splen­dour of the Rakaia Gorge, and the seren­ity of Lake Co­leridge while cy­cling around the foothills of the South­ern Alps.

For the golf lovers among us, the Course is sure to be a high­light of your trip. Ter­race Downs Golf Course has been rated by the New Zealand Golf mag­a­zine as one of the top three cour­ses in the coun­try and it is ob­vi­ous why. The 18 hole, par 72, cham­pi­onship course in­cludes 11 lakes and 70 bunkers, all di­rectly be­low the ma­jes­tic Mt Hutt. The Club­house it­self is a rustic work of beauty. The famed “Ladies Pow­der Room” down­stairs of gold and French in­spired de­sign is a must see and is of­ten sought out for wed­ding photography. The Hun­ters Restau­rant can pro­vide ei­ther a buf­fet or a lovely menu in keep­ing with the high coun­try sur­rounds. The Café with all it’s culi­nary and drink de­lights is su­perb whether pop­ping in for a re­fresh­ment stop dur­ing a drive or grab­bing the per­fect cuppa whilst on your stay. You can choose to en­joy the scenery from the outer bal­cony or sit in­side and stay toasty next with the warmth of the log fire. Of course, we would be re­miss if we didn’t men­tion the wrap-around win­dows, thought­fully pro­vided to al­low en­joy­ment of the golf course and Mt Hutt no mat­ter what the weather.

When trav­el­ling into the sweep­ing drive­way of Ter­race Downs Re­sort for the first time guests can­not help but catch their breath. Af­ter pass­ing Chalets and see­ing signs for the Spa one can ex­pect some­thing spe­cial com­ing over the ridge but noth­ing can pre­pare you for the view. There, sit­ting un­ex­pect­edly in the val­ley is the Club­house that is Ter­race Downs Re­sort – the per­fect oa­sis in the coun­try­side.

www.ter­race­ 623 Co­leridge Road, Wind­whis­tle, Can­ter­bury, NZ P +64 (0)3 318 6943 NZ Freecall: 0800 GOLF RE­SORT E: info@ter­race­

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