Terrace Downs Villa Accommodation, Canterbury Golf and Ski Resort

Terrace Downs a place to relax in New Zealand

"Imagine soaring snow capped mountains on either side of the fairway, air that has the clear and sharp definition of an alpine environment. All this only 1 hours' drive from Christchurch International airport."

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“The Terrace Downs Villas are lovely, very spacious and catered well for families. We enjoyed coming back from our days up the mountain to a place that was very comfortable and of a similar standard to our own home.”

“The villa was beautiful and we were so lucky because it snowed and made the whole place a winter wonderland. We will definitely return.”

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Rakaia Villas at Terrace Downs operate as an independent booking service for a select few 2-3 bedroom luxury villas located on the 18th fairway at Terrace Downs.


The deluxe villas are offered for rent directly by their owners. We promise our guests a taste of "High Country Magic" at this fabulous outdoor playground!

Terrace Downs is sited beside the Rakaia Gorge and in the lee of the towering Mt Hutt mountain range. Nestled at the base of Mt Hutt in the Canterbury foothills, an hour out of Christchurch and the heart of New Zealand's South Island high country. Each of the Terrace Villas offer commanding views of the golf course and mountains beyond.

Lake Coleridge & Mt Hutt

Rakaia Villas is an ideal base if you wish to fish or ski. Offering access to salmon and trout fishing at Lake Coleridge and the Rakaia River. Mt Hutt ski area, Mt Olympus and Porter Heights are located in the Craigieburn Range of New Zealand's Southern Alps offering both the longest and steepest runs in the Southern Hemisphere.

A Spectacular Golf Course

The Terrace Downs Golf Course is open to the public. It is not owned or operated by Rakaia Villas. The course's signature hole is probably the 16th - certainly the most spectacular on the course. The tee hangs over the gorge and you can gaze down at the blue ribbon of the Rakaia 200m below. Mt Hutt looms in the distance. The green's a mere 130m from the back tee, but don't be short: two ravines fall away to the river through thick bush, a deep pot bunker sits in front of the green and another to the left. If you plan to play golf please ensure the course is open to the public on the day you wish to visit.



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