Fable Terrace Downs Resort

Our Resort

Ignite your senses where luxurious relaxation meets beautiful scenery.

Welcome to your high-country haven. Set against the backdrop of the stunning Southern Alps, enjoy a myriad of on-site activities including an 18-hole championship golf course. Dine on local delicacies at The Clubhouse restaurant, ski at the nearby Mount Hutt or relax in your private villa, fitted with all the luxuries you need for a comfortable stay. Fable Terrace Downs Resort is more than a vacation, it is a bespoke experience crafted just for you. Each moment is a story waiting to unfold in New Zealand’s remarkable backyard, add your unique tale to the narrative, where the extraordinary becomes your everyday story.

Features & Facilities

  • 25 luxurious self-contained Villas
  • Championship 18-hole golf course designed by Sid Puddicombe
  • Archery, shooting and sports centre (activities must be pre-booked)
  • Tea and Nespresso coffee machine
  • Meeting, conference and event facilities for up to 80 delegates
  • Fully equipped kitchen with standard kitchenware
  • Outdoor balcony or terrace
  • High quality guest amenities from Marihi Aotearoa
  • Luxury beds and premium linen
  • LCD televisions & Sky TV
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room laundry

Guest Services

  • Complimentary car parking
  • Complimentary WIFI connectivity throughout the resort
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Gym
  • Family friendly features and facilities

Our Villas

Superior Villa - 1 bedroom

A modern and comfortable villa with separate lounge area and balcony or terrace with spectacular views, perfect for couples or single travellers. 

Relax in your spacious open-plan living area with cosy fire and kitchen, or soak in the raised spa bath with exclusive Marihi Aotearoa bathroom products. Entertainment and connectivity are at your fingertips or enjoy a quiet meal fireside. 

Deluxe Villa - 1 bedroom

Enjoy the comfort and relaxation of our Deluxe Villa, nestled amongst our most sought-after location. Enjoy world-class views from your balcony or terrace, overlooking the golf course and stunning Canterbury High Country. 

Relax in your spacious open-plan living area with a cosy fire and kitchen, or soak in the raised spa bath with exclusive Marihi Aotearoa bathroom products. Entertainment and connectivity are at your fingertips or enjoy a quiet meal fireside. 


Superior Villa - 2 bedroom

This spacious self-contained villa is perfect for families or couples travelling together, with two bedrooms each featuring King beds that can also be split to work no matter who makes up your group.

Ideal for groups seeking a bit more room to relax, the spacious living and dining areas all feature a private balcony or terrace with stunning views and cosy fire and kitchen. A master en suite and separate bathroom complete the Villa arrangements to create an easy-flowing stay for everyone. 

Deluxe Villa - 2 bedroom

Fancy something a bit more indulgent for you and your guests? Our Deluxe Villa is set in the most desired location of the Resort, where sweeping views of the Golf Course are guaranteed from your balcony or Terrace.

King size bedrooms, full kitchen, spacious living and dining areas and a cosy fire complete the villa. 

Superior Villa - 3 bedroom

Seeking a spacious solution for a larger group, corporate travellers or wedding party? Our three-bedroom Villas offer our most spacious accommodation option.

Featuring modern separate living and dining areas with cosy gas fire, balcony or terrace, entertainment options at your fingertips and stunning views over the golf course and Mt Hutt, there’s plenty of room for everyone to feel relaxed and comfortable.

Three bedrooms, each with King beds that can be split, are well-appointed and beautifully-designed. A master en suite with spa bath and separate bathroom provide everything you need for up to six guests. 

Deluxe Villa - 3 bedroom

Elevate your stay to our most luxurious Villa, as you welcome up to six guests to truly indulge in an unforgettable stay which promises our most desired views of the golf course and Southern Alps from your balcony or terrace.

From the open plan living and dining areas with every whim catered for, to the spacious three bedrooms, master spa bath ensuite, separate bathroom and premium bathroom toiletries, you’ll feel right at home.


Our Restaurant

The Clubhouse

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Feast your eyes and your taste buds as bespoke dining blends with spectacular views.

Our passionate approach to elevating locally sourced produce with a contemporary take on classic favourites makes dining at Fable Terrace Downs Resort a truly memorable occasion. Sit back as our Head Chef Arvind Kumar and his team take you on a culinary journey through the flavours, techniques and quintessential ingredients from the South Canterbury region.

The Clubhouse Restaurant offers casual dining with delicious local flavours while you feast your eyes on the expansive views from every table, or stay cosy next to the open fireplace.

From starting your morning with a nutritious breakfast to fuel your day on the course or slopes, to a leisurely lunch, or refined dinner, our bespoke menus will tempt you at any time of the day with a focus on fresh, sustainable and healthy ingredients.

Our Activities


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Take your stay to new levels of excitement, adventure and immersion in the great outdoors.

Fable Terrace Downs Resort offers golfers the opportunity to play a unique high country 18-hole championship golf course. The rewarding par 72 course designed by Sid Puddicombe offers a choice of four tees on each hole. The spectacular views pose a constant challenge for players to keep their eye on the ball! *All motorised golf cart drivers must be over 18 years of age and possess a current driver's license.

Beyond golf, soak up the exquisite views or hone a new skill! A myriad of activities are at your doorstep from archery to claybird shooting, walking trails, hunting or fishing and the natural wonders of the region.


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Fable Terrace Downs Resort exemplifies its dedication to ecological restoration. In collaboration with the Fantail Trust, the resort is actively working towards a predator-free environment in the coming years.

This initiative involves strategically placing pest traps across the golf course and accommodation areas, leading to a remarkable resurgence of fantails in the vicinity. 

Simultaneously, the extensive replanting of native trees in the vicinity of the golf course and adjacent lands aims to create a flourishing habitat for a diverse bird community, including fantails, bellbirds, and grey warblers, thereby enhancing the experience for golfers and visitors at Terrace Downs.

Fable Terrace Downs Resort has also collaborated with Selwyn Council and City Care on the "Rakaia Gorge Weed Control Project." Craig Middleton, Golf Course Manager, plays an active role in this endeavour. The Greens team is dedicated to removing noxious weeds and non-native trees, such as cherry trees, from the golf course. Meanwhile, the council team is working on eliminating sycamore trees from the scrub area along the riverbanks. In a noteworthy contribution to environmental conservation, Environment Canterbury (Ecan) recently gifted 400 native plants and trees to the resort. These plants and trees will serve as replacements for non-native vegetation on the golf course and throughout the resort.

Fable Terrace Downs Resort

  • 623 Coleridge Rd
  • Windwhistle 7572
  • New Zealand
Phone 03-318 6943

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