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.terracedowns.co.nz 623 Coleridge Road, Windwhistle, Canterbury, NZ P +64 (0)3 318 6943 NZ Freecall: 0800 GOLF RESORT E: email@example.com