Onsite Facilities

Montrose Estate has a range of facilities designed to help you relax and enjoy your stay.


In a prime location at the foothills of the Southern Alps, Montrose Estate boasts exceptional views over an untouched stretch of the Rakaia River and a pristine 5-acre lake. Everywhere you look, you’ll see native birds, wildlife and waterfowl quietly enjoying life surrounded by turquoise waters and river-carved terraces.

Situated in the Canterbury high country, Montrose Estate is perfectly positioned for dramatic scenery, peaceful relaxation, world-class skiing, a variety of thrilling outdoor activities and wholesome family fun. 


Montrose is a spectacular setting for rest and relaxation. Spend quality time with loved ones on the property, walking along the riverfront and taking time to enjoy the remote wilderness. Watch children swing, slide and climb happily on our shady playground resting beneath tall trees on the peaceful lakefront.  Complimentary stand-up paddle boards and kayaks are available to all guests; we encourage you to sail across the water and let the wilderness revitalise your senses.

And when adventure calls, the options abound. On two kilometres of river frontage, jet boats can collect guests from the riverbank at Montrose to embark on an unforgettable ride through the Rakaia Gorge. If a slower pace appeals, the scenic journey to some of the South Island’s best fishing locations is an experience in itself.

On the other side of the Rakaia River is Terrace Downs—a world class resort with an 18-hole championship golf course. Complimented by a stunning clubhouse and fine dining restaurants featuring high country cuisine and the finest New Zealand wines, Terrace Downs is perfect for a special occasion.

To the east of Montrose is Opuke (Mt Hutt), the largest commercial ski area in the Southern Hemisphere. There are outstanding views and a wide variety of ski runs from beginners right up to pros. For the ultimate ski experience, a helicopter can collect you from Montrose for an unforgettable day of skiing the glaciers of the Southern Alps… Marvel at the views of indescribable beauty and the endless fields of virgin snow – a true alpine paradise.


  • The superior facilities at our luxury accommodation tempt guests to stay for weeks on end. These include:
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Sky TV
  • Hot tubs
  • Steam showers
  • Kitchen and laundry facilities
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Spacious decks with jaw-dropping views

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