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Here you will find incredible rivers, lakes and mountains. Locals and tourists alike can experience an array of exceptional activities. From adventure sports such as skiing, horse riding, jet boating, claybird shooting and archery; to the gentler offerings of fishing, golf, walks, and dining experiences, our area truly has something for everyone.

Windwhistle is the gateway to the Backcountry.

Canterbury Ski Fields

Snow Sports

Canterbury Ski Feilds

Mt Hutt Ski field is our closest mountain with breathtaking views.  It’s only a short 20 minute drive to the access road. Within a one hour drive are six other majestic mountains, including, Mt Olympus, Craigieburn, Temple Basin, Porter Heights, Cheeseman and Broken River.

Staveley Ice Rink

Creating Memories on Ice since 1951.

Staveley Ice Skating Rink

The ice skating rink opened in 1951 and is one of the few natural ice skating locations remaining in New Zealand. Typically open from late June til August., on Wednesday evenings and weekends.

Terrace Downs

World Class Golf Courses

Fable Terrace Downs Resort

With the world class Terrace Downs Golf course nearby, you are guaranteed a wonderful golf experience. There are also many other great courses within a short drive.

Horse Trek

Horse Trekking

Horse Trekking

Enjoy the experience of being out in the open-air. Treks are available for beginners through to advanced riders. On horseback you see things that you can't see by car and have time to enjoy them.

Disccovery Jet Boats

Rakaia Gorge

Discovery Jet

As you journey through the gorge, the wind ripping through your hair and water spraying with every carefully-calculated twist and turn, soak in the dramatic scenery.

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