Canterbury High Country Villas are surrounded by fantastic activities for young and old.
You can book direct or we will happily book for on your behalf.
Terrace Downs® Resort
The resort has a world renowned 18 hole, par 72 championship golf course. It's often referred to as Scottish in design with its tussocks and rolling fairways. It's a challenging course for all levels of golfer.
There is a golf shop as well as a café and restaurant.
Hororata Golf Club
This very picturesque, tree-lined river valley par 71 golf course is located on Homebush Road, Glentunnel on the banks of the Selwyn River. It's a 30 minute drive from Canterbury High Country Villas.
Green fees are $25/person (Honesty Box). Note there are no motorised carts available.
Methven Golf Club
Methven’s 18hole course combines stunning vistas, beautiful tree lined fairways and wonderfully kept fairways and greens.
Located 30 drive minutes from Canterbury High Country Villas on Hobbs Road, Methven.
Note that carts are available but must contact prior to arrival.
+64 (3) 302 8438
Back Country New Zealand
Canterbury High Country Villas are located on a plateau above the Rakaia River Gorge, a river famous for its salmon, sea run trout and resident Brown trout in the upper reaches.
We recommend Nigel and Myriam Birt and their outfitting team.
+64 21 644 507
Braided Rivers Fishing Guides
Discover NZ’s wilderness on an authentic Kiwi fishing adventure. The braided rivers of NZ’s South Island are a unique outdoor playground for salmon, trout and fly fishing. Come and experience this wilderness on NZ fishing trips with local river fishing guide Ben Haywood.
+64 22 323 3966
Their drivers know the river better than anyone and will unveil to you all its treasures and provide you with access to spots others can only dream of. Discovery Jet are located only 10km from the villas.
Choose from hunting or fishing, or just jet boating.
+64 21 538 386
Four Season Safaris
Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand offers fair chase Hunting and Fishing safaris on exclusive privately-owned land where both record book ‘Free Range’ and ‘Game Ranch’ trophies are regularly taken.
+64 3 318 6936
Neil Goldie Fishing Guide
Neil Goldie is a professional fishing guide based in Christchurch with an intimate knowledge of the rivers, streams and lakes in the Canterbury and the West Coast region, having fished them for 35 years.
+64 27 210 2438
New Zealand Trophy Safaris
Canterbury High Country Villas are dominated by mountainous country side that provides a habitat that allows wild game to flourish. Many wild game species are present from Red Stag, Himalayan Tahr, Chamois, Fallow Deer, Elk, Alpine Goat, Wild Boar and Wild Ram.
New Zealand Trophy Safaris are perfect for providing that hunting experience of a life time.
+64 21 538 386
Horse Riding, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery
All these activities are available at Terrace Downs® Resort reception.
There are several walking tracks around Canterbury High Country Villas.
The routes passes through forests and shrubs, to an historic ferryman’s cottage site, home guard fortification site and old coal mines, complete with visible shafts. There are beautiful panoramic views of the gorge and other breath-taking landscapes from vantage points along the tracks.
- Picnic area – 45 minutes
- Snowden coal mime – 1.5 hours
- Walk to river – 2.5 hours
- Look out point – 2 hours
- Rakaia walkway and bridge – 4.5 hours
Contact Terrace Downs® Resort reception for further details.
Terrace Downs® Resort have 2 tennis courts available for use.
Contact Resort reception for details.
Mt Hutt Helicopters
Mt Hutt Helicopters are located a short distance away at Ashburton. They will pick you up at Terrace Downs® Resort if you do not wish to travel to Ashburton.
NZ Freephone: 0800 443 547 or +64 (3) 302 8401
Rangitata Rafts offer the total experience on grade 5 rapids.
What’s the day could look like:
- Departure - 12pm, 7 days/week
- Duration - 2 hours
- Includes lunch before, BBQ afterwards.
- All equipment supplied (bring swimsuit, towel) .
- Age restriction 15 years +
NZ Freephone: 0800 251 251