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Terrace Downs Resort

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Welcome to New Zealand's high country resort. As the 'Gateway to the South Island', Terrace Downs Resort is perfectly located for the first and last nights of your South Island tour, or to rejuvenate with a week-long stay to really appreciate our wilderness backdrop. Just 50 minutes from Christchurch international airport, Terrace Downs offers luxury accommodation and family friendly villas with a variety of activities available at Terrace Downs and the local area. Boasting New Zealand's only high country golf course and fine cuisine dining, Terrace Downs Resort offers an ideal 'getting away from it all' destination close to Mt Hutt Ski field and Methven. Terrace Downs offers a choice of two deluxe accommodation options. Terrace Villa Suites are self-contained units with luxurious beds, a delightful raised spa bath and spacious open-plan living areas. These range from one to three bedroom villa suites, which include the Patiti Suite the new family villa with children's play room. Fairway Chalets are separate architecturally designed four to seven bedroom houses spread out amongst the resorts incredible surrounds. These beautiful chalets boast all modern conveniences and great indoor-outdoor living areas with stunning views. 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 Terrace Downs a captivating year-round holiday destination for thrill-seekers and those who enjoy more laidback pursuits. Terrace Downs offers a par 72, 18-hole championship golf course, rated as one of the top courses and golfing destinations in New Zealand. Based at the foothills of the Southern Alps, there are very few scenic alpine courses like it. The Cafe at Terrace Downs - For a delightful taste of the High Country, it's hard to pass The Cafe and Bar at Terrace Downs. The stunning surrounding mountain scenery is yours to enjoy in comfort, either from the fireside in winter or out on the deck in summer. Designed to complement its outdoor surroundings, the Cafe decor features warm timbers, river stones and schist while the menu offers a tasty variety of freshly prepared meals and snacks with great coffee and tea, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open daily from 8am, until 6pm Thursday to Saturday and 7pm Sunday to Wednesday. Hunter's Restaurant - A relaxing dining oasis overlooking spectacular mountain scenery, Hunter's presents a flavoursome menu that draws its inspiration from the surrounding environs, using only the freshest, best quality New Zealand produce and products. A large open fire, leather sofas and warm natural tones lend a welcoming and very comfortable atmosphere to this special 'dining destination' experience. Reservations essential. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday for dinner only, 6pm till late.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Golf Course
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Tennis Court
Wheelchair Access
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Stay lovely, food not good-rather book at meal in Methven next time. Rooms are lovely with alot of space and tranquility. Will say I found there was no atmosphere there, no bar to chill at only the cafe and then dining room.
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We stayed in one of the luxury villas which was beautifully situated on the 18 hole of the stunning course. Our spectacular view to Mt Hutt was breathtaking and views from the balcony were enjoyed every day of our stay. Great Staff, very clean. Just on thing - if you are
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We stayed with 3 other couples in a four bedroom house. Great views, fantastic value for money, lovely restaurant, beautiful 18 hole golf course and plenty of other activities to fill your days in. The resort is quite isolated so take breakfast and lunch food if you don't want
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We loved our stay here. After 5+ hours on the road we wanted a beautiful place to chill for a few days. Only 2.5 hours from Twizel, definitely worth a stay over. The rooms all have a breathtaking view of Mt Hutt and are fully self contained if you want to make your own meals
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We had a short but amazing stay everything from the views to the room was a hit with us, We had a spa bath in room along with a complimentary mini bar. Our meal was just devine and topped off with a yummy vanilla bean brulei and mango sorbet we were in food paradise.
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View from the 16th tee on the golf course
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Is chistchurch the nearest airport?
Yes, Christchurch is the nearest international airport to Terrace Downs. It is approximately 60 minutes drive.
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"All the rooms, villas all have great views you would never not have a view of everything."
"we didn't stay there just had a meal"
"Sorry can't as we didn't overnight."
"Try to get a villa with an uninterrupted view of the golf course"
"The villas near the clubhouse are a short walk with great views"
USD 202 - USD 374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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