Montrose is situated in the foothills of the Southern Alps, just a stroll from pristine high country lakes, spectacular mountains, fishing creeks and an abundance of wide-open spaces. Whether you are out tramping, hunting, fishing or just enjoying the crisp alpine air, Montrose provides a gateway to unspoilt, "100% pure New Zealand" wilderness.
Montrose has 2 kilometres of river frontage where jet boats can pick you from the river bank to take you on a thrilling ride through the Rakaia Gorge with its dramatic cliffs and glacial blue rapids. Alternatively you could take the scenic journey to some of the best fishing locations in the South Island whilst enjoying magnificent views.
On the other side of the Rakaia River from Montrose 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.
To the east of Montrose is Mt Hutt, the largest commercial ski area in the Southern Hemisphere with outstanding views and a wide variety of ski runs for all level of skiers to enjoy. For the ultimate ski experience, a helicopter can pick you up from Montrose for an unforgettable day of skiing the glaciers of the Southern Alps with landscape views of indescribable beauty and endless fields of virgin snow – an alpine paradise!