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Southern Destinations: March 22, 2018

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2 | southern holiday destinations mid canterbury | MarCh 2018 inspirational HigH country resort Terrace Downs Resort is one of Canterbury’s most inspirational venues, offering luxurious facilities, breathtaking vistas, premier accommodation, superb cuisine, a championship golf course and a menu of adventure activities. The unique all-season resort is located within easy proximity of Christchurch and Methven, allowing visitors to enjoy its exceptional facilities for a day trip or weekend retreat surrounded by high country scenery, solitude and superb service. Throughout the year, escape from the city and enjoy Terrace Downs’ popular Sunday Buffet every week at 12.30pm. As well as a variety of delicious foods both classic favourites and new additions, you will be entertained by live music from a variety of talented Canterbury artists. Terrace Downs Café is open daily to visitors and in-house guests. Surrounded by scenic splendour it is the perfect venue for a leisurely drink, tasty snacks, breakfast, lunch or a children’s menu if required. You can also indulge in a delicious high tea experience that is available every day between 11am and 3pm. Terrace Downs Resort is also an ideal venue for seasonal functions, birthdays and, anniversaries and is internationally renowned for weddings, conferences and events. Offering multiple event spaces and a dedicated event team, Terrace Downs ensures the ideal flexibility and facilities for meetings, conferences and team building activities. The option of booking the whole resort is available for that extra level of privacy and exclusivity for your conference, wedding or special event. For the ultimate in guest entertainment, resort activities include golf, archery, clay bird shooting, horse trekking, tennis, heli-tours, jet boating, or simply being pampered at the resort’s on-site day spa. The award-winning 18 hole 72 par championship golf course is situated in an incomparable alpine environment and provides ideal challenges for golfers from novice to aspiring professional. Treat yourself to a day or weekend of golf with friends, or a relaxing golf holiday that combines the best sporting facilities with fine dining and luxury accommodation. Terrace Downs Resort offers a choice of two deluxe options accommodating a total of 100 guests. The resort’s chalets comprise beautifully appointed four and seven bedroom houses, while the villa suites are spacious and self contained, range from one to three bedrooms and are luxuriously furnished complete with a raised spa bath. Villa suites also have a terrace that overlooks the spectacular 180 degrees of the golf course and Mt Hutt. Enjoy a memorable evening dinner in the elegant Hunters’ Restaurant which features grand décor reflecting the distinctive scenery of Canterbury. The Terrace Downs food and beverage team are proud of menus that feature local and international foods and a varied selection of beverages which can be tailored to suit a particular theme or season. Whether your visit is for a day, a weekend, a holiday or an event, you can be assured of absolute comfort and style knowing that Terrace Downs flair and exceptional attention to detail will make it unforgettable. “It’s the perfect opportunity to leave the real world behind and experience the special and amazing place that is Terrace Downs Resort” says General Manager Koji Kawamata. To secure your booking at Terrace Downs Resort, visit www.terracedowns. co.nz Make your Sunday extra special with our popular Sunday Buffet Escape from the city! There’s something for everyone! Come and enjoy a delicious menu of classic and International flavours, accompanied by live music. Every Sunday 12:30pm Adults $45pp, Kids u12 only $20 High Country High Tea A Finest Slice of High Country! What better way to spend an afternoon with friends or family than in the tranquil setting of Terrace Downs Resort. Available everyday 11am - 3pm $29 per person or $39 per person with a glass of bubbles Booking essential Minimum 2 people, Gluten free available. Phone 03 318 6943 Terrace Downs Resort 623 Coleridge Road, Windwhistle, Canterbury Email: info@terracedowns.co.nz www.terracedowns.co.nz

MARCH 2018 | Geraldine soutHeRn HolidAy destinAtions | 3 PUBLISHER Star Media The Christchurch Star Company Ltd PO Box 1467 Christchurch 8140 AdvERtISIng Jenny Wright - 03 364 7446 jenny@starmedia.kiwi Frank Greenslade - 03 364 7441 frank.greenslade@starmedia.kiwi EdItoRIAL Wendy Dunlop dESIgn Denise Crawford When you go on holiday this summer, why not give your dog a farm- stay holiday too! The Brookside Kennels in Geraldine offers clean spacious accommodation for your dog and two supervised runs per day around the paddocks, with other dogs for company if possible. Dogs are fed twice daily, food is supplied or owners can provide a special diet if they wish. Medical conditions are catered for and your dog FreshChoice Geraldine supermarkets is a locally owned and operated full service supermarket in the heart of Geraldine. Located in Peel Street and open 7am-8pm daily, FreshChoice Geraldine is convenient for all your groceries whether you live in Geraldine or you are just visiting. The clean fully stocked shop has a comprehensive range of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, deli and bakery products that are sourced locally wherever possible. You will also find locally produced Talbot cheeses The Farmyard holiday Park The holiday park is located in a tranquil rural setting only 5 minutes from Geraldine town centre and less than 2 hours south of Christchurch. There is so much to experience during your stay in Geraldine that the holiday park owners love to make you feel welcome! There are morning donkey rides, afternoon quad bike rides (school holidays and weekends only), a huge adventure playground, swimming and paddling pools, grass tennis and swings and slides. There is also a BMX track, so kids. Make sure you take your bikes! You can also make friends with the holiday park’s farmyard animals. There are rabbits and guinea pigs to cuddle; sheep, goats, alpacas, llamas, chickens, ducks, wallabies and Kune-Kune pigs as well as cows, a possum and even a turtle in reception! In spring there are lambs to feed too, which is always a favourite activity with all the kids. Checkout www.thefarmyardholidaypark.co.nz for further information or email thefarmyard@xtra.co.nz doG VacaTion will be looked after by experienced dog lovers, backed up by the services of a local vet if the need arises. For just $18 per day, book your dog into Brookside Kennels and enjoy some pet-owner’s peace of mind for the holidays. Located at 208 Woodbury Road, 2kms from Geraldine, Brookside Kennels welcomes your enquiry ph 03 693 9929 Freshchoice Geraldine Where Fresh meeTs local and an extensive range of Barkers condiments in-stroe alongside the selection of beer and wine. FreshChoice Geraldine is committed to offering competitively priced groceries and has thousands of specials throughout the store each week so that you can save money on all the essentials. With the best fresh food in town, value for money groceries, friendly helpful staff and great customer service, FreshChoice Geraldine is your one stop shop every day of the week. Geraldine MOTELS We are looking forward to hosting you • Short stroll to Village centre • Spacious standard and superior family and studio units • All units are fully self contained and serviced daily • 3 Sky channels • Off street undercover parking 97 Talbot Street, GERALDINE, SOUTH CANTERBURY, NZ Phone: 03 693 8501 | Fax: 03 693 8801 Email: info@geraldinemotels.co.nz | www.geraldinemotels.co.nz Your Hosts: Joseph, Mayumi and Helley Jones RESERVATIONS 0800 400 404 a Warm Welcome aT Geraldine moTels As owner operators, Joseph, Mayumi and Helley welcome you to Geraldine Motels, located on the south side of the Geraldine town centre. Geraldine Motels offer warm hospitality together with clean, comfortable, self-contained accommodation within 200 metres of restaurants, cafés, a movie theatre and shops. There is free WiFi to guests and pets are welcome by arrangement. Situated 1.5 hour’s drive from Christchurch airport and 1.5 hour’s drive to the ski fields, Geraldine is located in South Canterbury along the popular Scenic Touring Routes. Guests always enjoy the unique country village atmosphere and the wide range of cafés, galleries and shops. Geraldine Motels are just a short walk to the bowling green, tennis courts, heated swimming pool, parks, domain, museums, and bush and river walks. Two golf courses are just 5 minutes drive away and the large parklike garden behind the units borders the Waihi River and is an excellent place to relax. Phone: +64 3 693 8501, Email info@geraldinemotels.co.nz The Pin Tin Step inside where you will be warmly greeted by Lisa (friendly owner) & Rhona (friendly staff) and invited to browse the well stocked shelves. Here you will find a fantastic array of patchwork fabrics including a wonderful selection of “Kiwiana”, quilting and patchwork supplies, wool and knitting requirements, embroidery supplies, patterns for knitting, patchwork and dressmaking, Hoisery and general haberdashery. We also stock Pfaff and Brother sewing machines. Call in and say Hi, we look forward to seeing you. Email : lisa.thepintin@gmail.com. Phone: 03-693-1122 Treasure Trove!! Jam packed full of wonderful fabrics and yarns, tools, gadgets and sewing supplies and much more for all of your crafting needs. Class List for 2018 now available. 9 Talbot Street, Geraldine www.thepintin.co.nz | lisa.thepintin@gmail.com Ph 03 693 1122 • A unique adventure for all visitors. • An extremely extraordinary fun-filled adventure holiday park. • Adults - you relax while the kids enjoy the ultimate farm experience! We exercise all dogs in fully secure, fenced paddocks geraldine Peel Street, Geraldine. Phone 693 8529. Open 7am – 8pm, 7 days. Owned and operated by locals fcgshdMar18 50 Elmslie Road, RD22 Geraldine Phone: (03) 693 9355 www.thefarmyardholidaypark.co.nz 208 Woodbury Road • Geraldine Ph: 03-693 9929 • Mob: 021 076 4534 Email kbarb@xtra.co.nz