There are a multitude of activities in the surrounding areas to keep anyone interested, from Ski fields, back country fishing, day walks and horse treks, through to cafes, wine tasting, hot air ballooning or just kicking back and relaxing.
Hororata Golf Club – 18 holes of rolling fairways and undulating greens with a tricky fast flowing water race through the middle, you can walk from our property to the third green along the water race. This golf course is a real hidden Gem! The Hororata Golf Club’s 18 hole course is situated in the small rural town of Glentunnel, some 35 minutes West of Christchurch. The course is set across river terraces of the Selwyn River. From the white tees it measures 5617 metres and from the yellow tees it measures 5005 metres for a Par 71. There are picturesque plantings of strategically placed trees and a creek bisects 6 holes. Target greens test the accuracy of even the best golfer and the hole lengths make for a pleasant experience for those less proficient. Green fee players are welcome and are $25 for unaffiliated and $20 for affiliated. Groups bookings are welcome.
Escape to a world of peace and tranquility. Hot Air Ballooning is a magical experience and a flight with Ballooning Canterbury offers panoramic views across the fertile Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps. There is nothing quite so romantic and exciting as floating effortlessly over an ever changing landscape.
Prices: $395.00 from 01 October 2016 $320.00 (12 years and under, minimum height 1.1 meters)
Hot air ballooning is weather dependant. We recommend that you book near the start of your stay in Canterbury so that if the weather is not suitable you have the chance to re-book on another day.
Terrace Downs Resort and Golf Course (20 mins) – set amongst the spectacular scenery of the Rakaia Gorge. Restaurant and bars available to the public as are other activities. Terrace Downs was voted the top golf resort in New Zealand in the 2010 World Travel Awards. Offering guests an 18-hole championship golf course, this challenging par 72 course offers a choice of four tees on each hole and incorporates 10 lakes and over 60 bunkers. The spectacular views pose a constant challenge for players to keep their eye on the ball! Terrace Downs also features deluxe accommodation, a selection of dining areas serving signature high country cuisine, and a range of unique high country activities.
Rubicon Horse Treks – These are situated at the base of the Southern Alps at Springfield (20 mins) A large variety of treks for the beginner through to the expert.
Ski-fields – There are a number of world class ski-fields within 40 minutes drive including Mt Hutt (30 mins) and Porter Heights.