We know the importance of taking care of the whole family.

We welcome everyone to join us out hunting but if you chose not too, the variety of activities are endless.  We are not remote and there are a number of activities onsite and close by for you to partake in.  From extreme adrenaline activities, passive sightseeing, photography tours, uplifting cafes and local bars to relaxing day spa treatments and shopping, we are here to help.  See as much as you can or just relax in a comfortable lounger reading your favorite book and enjoying a glass of wine.  Our dedicated tour guide, can fill your days with so much fun for the whole family. Vanessa is also known to take the odd day off and join you, particularly when there is shopping and wine involved.  Simply tell us how much time you have, what you wish to do and let us customize a safari for you.

Things to do

Terrace Downs Golf 

Play 9 or 18 holes on one of the top three resorts in NZ. Enjoy Clubhouse facilities – bar, restaurant, health spa, driving range on this breathtaking course. 

Resort Spa and Wellness Centre

Indulge in total relaxation. Enjoy massage treatments, body rituals and beauty packages in a high country tranquil surrounding.

Horse Treks

Ride into the sunset, canter round the lakeside and enjoy a gourmet picnic on the hillside. 1/2 to multi-day treks.

Hamner Springs

In this quaint alpine village relax in the thermal hot pools or enjoy the many adrenalin activities available. Perfect for couples or families. Be pampered at the Day Spa.

TranzAlpine Scenic Railway

Travel by train through mountains and tunnels, over rivers and gorges. Open viewing carriages, with restaurant and bar. Rated one of the top 5 train journeys in the world.

Hot Air Ballooning

Soar above the Canterbury Plains viewing the coastline, Mt Cook and the majestic Southern Alps. Champagne breakfast is served in the fields after a breathtaking adventure.

Jet Boating

Experience a thrill-seeking jet boat ride over shallow braided streams and through rocky gorges. Feel the “G” force of a 360-degree Hamilton spin. A must-do!


Renowned for fabulous wine, enjoy wine tasting from the barrels in the cellars of some of NZ’s finest vineyards. Take an informative tour or just do it yourself!

Snow Skiing

June-October – Ski/board above the tree line, ride the 1/2 pipe, heli-ski the back faces or relax and enjoy hot mulled wine in the cafe. Only a 3-minute helicopter flight from our guesthouse.


Tiny coves, long sandy beaches and sandbars and reefs – the diversity and consistency of surfing conditions makes New Zealand is a world-class surfing destination.

Mountain Biking

Canterbury’s variety of landscapes from stunning alpine vistas, mountain forests and vast grasslands provides the most advanced rider to beginner level a riding experience of a lifetime.

Swimming with Dolphins

Swim with the dolphins in their natural environment or watch their acrobatic displays form the comfort of the boat.

Deep Sea Fishing

Deep sea fishing in the rich waters of Kaikoura exposes you to stunning views of the Kaikoura coast, mountain ranges and the abundance of fish and wildlife. It truly is an amazing experience.

Whale Watching

Kaikoura “Where the mountains meet the sea” boat or fly to see one of natures magnificent mammals, the Sperm Whale. Enjoy lobster or fish and chips on the beach in this seaside town.


Kaikoura’s coastline is unique providing some of the best snorkeling in New Zealand. Rich in a wide range of marine life, this is an experience to to be missed!


Christchurch has a lot to offer for shopaholics. From vintage clothing to high-end fashion stores and international clothing brands, there’s something for everyone!

Christchurch Tram

The Christchurch Tram is one of the must-do activities in Christchurch. Hop on and off the trams with your all-day ticket to explore the best of the city centre.

Cooking Classes

 Feel the need to boost your tired repertoire of dishes in the kitchen? Try a Kiwi cuisine or Asian infused cooking class. Fun to do with friends while learning new techniques and recipes.

Washpen Falls

With so many wonderful scenic hikes and walks around our camps, Washpen Falls is one of the magical hikes near Four Seasons base. 

Scenic Helicopter Tours

Jump in a Helicopter and take a scenic tour of the Souther Alps. With many Glaciers and waterfalls hidden throughout the Alps there no better way to see so many of them.  Fly over to the West Coast and have lunch on a deserted beach, fly around the tallest mountain in New Zealand Mt. Cook, see countless glaciers, waterfalls, and many many more options. Christchurch Helicopters can accomodate.

Christchurch Museum

Visit and explore New Zealand’s rich cultural and natural heritage. Learn about the past, present and future of Canterbury. There’s always lots to see and do at the Museum.