The Hororata Region is the gateway to the Southern Alps. There are many activities for all ages right here available to locals and visitors. Jet boating, skiing, swimming, walking, sports, bike rides, hiking, golf, hunting and much more.

Sports in Hororata

Tennis is a great sport and our region offers a number of free courts. The Hororata Tennis Club participates in Interclub tennis on Saturday mornings during the summer months. To join one of Hororata’s two inter club teams contact Ken Cookson or pop down to the courts at the Hororata Domain on a Wednesday night at 6pm in summer.

Hororata Golf Club
Our local club field located in Glentunnel on SH 77.

Terrace Downs Resort
Terrace Downs is a great golfing resort located on Lake Coleridge Road. More than just golf, it offers accommodation, tennis, shooting, trekking and resort accommodation.

Fancy a walk, tramp or hike? 
Try the Glentunnel Walk to the old coalmine, the Coalgate track along the Selwyn River or up to the Bluff. The new walkway in the Hororata Domain is great for walking or biking. If you are feeling adventurous, why not book in at Washpen Falls or Rockwood Station or hike the Rakaia Gorge.  There are a number of walks around the Lake Coleridge region, visit for more information.

Play Parks & Playgrounds

We are so luck to have multiple stunning Parks and Playgrounds right here on our doorstep.

Hororata Playground and Domain
The Hororata Domain is the region’s best kept secret.  The third largest public reserve in Canterbury, this Domain is home to free public tennis courts, a kids playground, multiple walks, a horse cross country track and a race course. Of course, it is the home of the HORORATA HIGHLAND GAMES.  Visit the Hororata Garage for a legendary Hororata Pie and other supplies you may need, or grab a coffee at the Hororata Bar & café. Pack your bikes; there is loads of space to play, but watch out for the lake behind the tennis pavilion you don’t want an unscheduled swim!

Coalgate Playground
A hidden gem, down by the sale yards on Everett Street. This is a great playground, fully fenced, picnic tables but limited shade.

Glentunnel Playground
Need a break on the trip home or a change of scenery? This playground is on the main road, well fenced with loads of shade trees.  Pop across the road and grab an ice cream afterwards to refuel.

Glentunnel Pump Bike Track
Behind the Glentunnel School (near camp ground) is a great Pump Bike track which everyone is welcome to use. It is a safe way for kids to try their bike skills and heaps of fun.

Whitecliffs Playground
The newest playground in the area, set well back from the road with lots of grass to play in, limited shade so bring a hat.

Lake Coleridge Park, Arboretum & Playground
Nestled under beautiful old trees, this is a lovely spot for an afternoon out.  Don’t forget to check out the power station while you are there.  Just down the road from the playground is the Lake Coleridge Arboretum. Many decades of dedication have gone into this regional treasure.

The Rakaia Gorge
Let’s not forget the wonderful natural playground that is the Rakaia Gorge.  There’s fishing to be done, commercial jet boat rides to have and a wonderful leisurely walk up the Gorge.

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