Aerial photograph of scenic golf course.

Top five summer activities at Terrace Downs Resort

Summer at Terrace Downs Resort

Terrace Downs resort boats a fantastic range of activities for you to enjoy, both on the property and a short drive from it! Summer only enhances the beauty of the high country! 

High Country Horse Adventures

Experience the high country on horseback! Trek from Lake Coleridge Village and enjoy the spectacular Canterbury High Country. There are horses to suit all levels of rider experience, from beginner and novice to the experienced rider. Summer is the perfect time to explore hills, forests and pastures and enjoy breath-taking views of the Rakaia Gorge. 

Golfing at Terrace Downs Resort

Based at the foothills of the Southern Alps, there are few scenic alpine courses like it. The golf course at Terrace Downs is fun and challenging for all golfers, from the first-time novice to the aspiring professional. The rewarding par 72 course offers a choice of four tees on each hole, and the spectacular views pose a constant challenge for players to keep their eye on the ball!

Claybird Shooting

Terrace Downs Resort is home to Newzengland, who offer a range of great activities! Claybird shooting is a sport for all, catering for all ages and levels, from the complete novice to the very experienced shot. A large part of the experience is the sheer awe at the stunning scenery that unfolds as you exit the forest walkway into the activities area. The excitement of a clay smashing for the first time is right up there too!


 Newzengland also offers a great archery experience. Archery is an excellent sport for all age groups, and bows are available in all sizes, including for children. After a brief introductory lesson and a safety briefing you’ll be wielding a bow and arrow with almost as much finesse as Robin Hood, Maid Marion or the legendary William Tell. Even if you’ve never picked up a bow and arrow before, you’ll love this chance to try out one of the world’s oldest sports in one of the world’s most beautiful spots.

Adventure Trailrides

Adventure trail-rides specialise in thrilling off-road, quad and dirt bike adventure rides. Feel your adrenaline pumping and take in 360-degree panoramic alpine views, it’s hard not to fall in love with the wilderness of the South Island. If you’re an experienced rider or enthusiastic beginner, then this is the adventure for you!