The Crown Terrace is a lower West facing site known for being an excellent ridge soaring site.
(in the right conditions of course)
Less known is that it can also be an excellent thermalling site, though the 3000ft AMSL ceiling and small box prevents you from going anywhere.
The weather at the Terrace can change very rapidly and dramatically.
A good introduction from a local pilot is a must as it can go from benign and happy to downright scary in a matter of minutes. This can easily catch you out if you don't know the signs to look for.
When it's good though... it is oh so good :)
The terrace airspace box is pretty easy since we normally just ridge soar there.
The altitude limit is 3,000ft MSL, which is about the height of Bob's Peak.
You can go out in front as far as the main road.
Down to where you just start hitting the Arrowtown houses (the golf course is the official marker)
Around the Southern point only as far as the first gully. It's easy to know because it's also where the main road starts to go in a straight line.
There is one takeoff. It is pretty obvious and clearly marked including the airspace restrictions.
Obviously, please don't drive your car on takeoff, it tears up the grass.
It is top landable.
The lower bomb out fields are not in front however. Please do not land out in front.
The bottom landing field is around the South point and across the road.
Pretty straight forward stuff.
Don't block the entrance with your car.
If you drive in at all, don't go further than the North point of the landing field and again, don't block the road.
(The land owner likes to be able to use his driveway)
Don't land in the fields with livestock... especially the deer.
That can be hazardous to your health (not kidding, they're skittish and have horns)
Some photos from the flying site