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.


Hororata Golf Club

Our local club course in 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 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.


The Hororata Domain hosts one of the best equestrian Cross Country Courses in Canterbury.  Open to individual’s and groups, booking essential. Click here for details. 

Hororata Rifle Club

Operating out of their range in the Hororata Domain April – October. Anyone interested can contact Regan Dalley 0210333176 or just turn up on a Tuesday evening (range is in the reserve opposite the Hororata Hall).

Hororata Tennis Club

Hororata Tennis Club is situated on the Hororata Domain. Senior and Junior teams play in the Malvern Saturday Competition and Twilight Teams play on Thursday evenings in summer. Click here for more info.

Mt Olympus Ski Field

Operated by the Windwhislte Sports Club the field has been operating for over 80 years. A low key, high energy ski community at this stunning location, known for great snow and terrain. Click here for more.


Play Parks & Playgrounds

We are so lucky 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 from the Glentunnel Store 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.


Hot air ballooning

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. Contact Ballooning Canterbury for details.

Archery/Clay Bird Shooting

Newzengland is based at the foothills of the Southern Alps, the captivating views will inspire your imagination while taking aim at your target. Their ambition is to show that clay shooting and archery can be a sport for all. Booking Essential. Click for more.

Middle Rock Farm Tours

Middle Rock is an ideal venue for community groups, international visitors and families wishing to experience first hand, life on a high country sheep station. Click for more.

Lake Coleridge High Country

Discover all the Lake Coleridge High Country has to offer – click for more


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