A note regarding google maps directions from Christchurch to Terrace Downs Resort via Hororata:
At Hororata google maps states to take the second exit at the roundabout onto Hororata Rd, turn left onto Downs Road which takes you to Coleridge Road via Windwhistle.
Here’s a quicker and easier way to go:
At the Hororata roundabout take the first exit, turning left onto Cordys Road which flows onto Leaches Road.
Continue following this road until you reach the intersection with stop sign (Highway 77).
Go straight across intersection onto Coleridge Road. Terrace Downs High Country Resort is approx. 7km on the left.
Driving times and conditions from key locations:
Christchurch International Airport:
50 to 60 minutes, mostly on straight roads through the countryside. Little or no traffic.
Christchurch Central City:
70 to 90 minutes, the first 20 to 30 of which are within the city and suburbs with generally moderate traffic.
Methven, Mt Hutt Village:
15 to 20 minutes with the option of taking SH 72 or the gravel Zig Zag Road to the Rakaia Gorge. Fantastic scenery and very light traffic.
Mt Hutt Ski Area:
20 minutes easy scenic drive to the Mt Hutt access road. To get from the base of the access road to the car park can take up to 40 minutes depending on conditions. 4WD vehicles with chains may be required.
25 minutes scenic drive on sealed roads with very light traffic.
20 to 30 minutes on one road with few corners and minimal traffic.
45 to 55 minutes via Methven.