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Canterbury - Geraldine, New Zealand

The pretty country town of Geraldine lies on the scenic inland route (SH72) and is located 130 km south of Christchurch International Airport. The town makes an excellent first or last night stopover for international arrivals seeking to explore the South Island as it is the gateway to the Starlight Highway leading to the UNESCO International Dark Skies Reserve at Tekapo and onwards to Mount Cook and the Southern Lakes. Geraldine accommodation offers a selection of choices such as motels, holiday parks and country lodges. more

Geraldine's beautiful gardens and gracious exotic trees are a delightful setting for the many festivals held across the seasons which celebrate the town’s, diversity, lovely gardens and thriving arts scene. The town boasts two excellent museums - the first historical and then the Vintage Car and Machinery Museum, which has a fascinating collection of vintage vehicles dating back to 1905.

To see some majestic specimens of ancient podocarp forest, visit the Talbot Forest Scenic Reserve, just a 5 minute walk from the town centre or stroll along the colourful rhododendron walk alongside the Waihi River, an oasis in the centre of town. Peel Forest Park, 19km north of Geraldine, is great for nature and adventure lovers, with walking tracks, whitewater rafting, waterfalls, horse trekking, native birdlife and native trees. The rivers and streams around Geraldine have graced it with many beauty spots and there are superb views of the mountains from the rolling hill country of the Geraldine Downs.

Outdoor enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with walking and cycling trails and geo caching locations around the district. The town hosts a variety of multi-sport events for all abilities each autumn, including the fast growing cross country map reading sport known as rogaining. The surrounding area comprises all types of farming, with sheep and cattle on the high country and dairy and fruit farming on the lower levels down to the coast. In winter, Geraldine is an ideal base for skiers heading to the Mount Dobson, Tekapo and Fox Peak ski areas.

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  • AIR RANGITATA - Mid Canterbury

    AIR RANGITATA - Mid Canterbury

    Scenic flights over the South Island's spectacular Southern Alps. Our high wing Cessna seats five and provides fantastic viewing and photo opportunities. Enjoy unimpeded views as you fly through a landscape of unbelievable grandeur and beauty. Scenic routes include Mt Cook & West Coast Glaciers and the Rangitata Headwaters. Airport transfers from Christchurch to Queenstown or anywhere in between.

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    372 Rangitata Terrace Road, Ashburton, New Zealand
  • ASURE SCENIC ROUTE MOTOR LODGE - Geraldine

    ASURE SCENIC ROUTE MOTOR LODGE - Geraldine

    Mobile-friendly - ASURE Scenic Route Motor Lodge is Geraldine's only 4-star motel, located adjacent to the main shopping centre. All units feature King Beds with Heat Pumps/Air-Conditioning, kitchen-facilities and WIFI. 11 Studio-units, 3 with spa-baths and 3 two-bedroom family apartments. Set on the popular Southern Scenic Route, just 90mins drive south from Christchurch Airport or 60 minutes from Lake Tekapo.

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    0800 723 643 or 0800 SCENIC (Free call - only within NZ)
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    28 Waihi Terrace, Geraldine, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • BARKER'S OF GERALDINE - South Canterbury

    BARKER'S OF GERALDINE - South Canterbury

    We’ve been providing tasty treats to New Zealand and the world since 1969, and a visit to our shop in Geraldine’s Four Peaks Plaza is a must. We can help you with your bespoke gifting needs, and free tastings from our extensive range of products; sample our delicious preserves, chutneys, sauces, preserves, fruit juice syrups and premium crafted cordials.

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    0800 227537 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    4 Peaks Plaza, 76 Talbot St, Geraldine, South Canterbury, New Zealand
  • FARMYARD HOLIDAY PARK - Geraldine

    FARMYARD HOLIDAY PARK - Geraldine

    Mobile-friendly - Privately owned holiday park in Canterbury, located on 17 hectares of tranquil rural countryside, 5 minutes from Geraldine. The ultimate farmstay experience for everyone including campervans, just 2 hours from Christchurch. Unique hands on farmyard experience for campers. Something for everybody, tent sites, powered sites, onsite vans, standard two-bedroom cabins. Fully self-contained one-room studios and family cottages.

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    50 Elmslie Rd, RD 22, Geraldine, South Canterbury, New Zealand
  • GRUMPY'S KIWI HOLIDAY PARK - Geraldine

    GRUMPY'S KIWI HOLIDAY PARK - Geraldine

    Mobile-friendly - Grumpy's Kiwi Holiday Park Geraldine is a neat and spacious 2ha holiday park set in heartland New Zealand farming country, only 6km/5min north of the Geraldine village and two hours drive from Christchurch Airport. There is accommodation to suit all budgets including motels, cottages, cabins, powered and unpowered sites. Great amenities including free WiFi and pet friendly (with conditions).

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    Cnr 7 Keen Road & SH 72/79, Orari Bridge, Geraldine 7992, New Zealand
  • RANGITATA RAFTS - Peel Forest, South Canterbury

    RANGITATA RAFTS - Peel Forest, South Canterbury

    Mobile-friendly - Spectacular Lord of the Rings scenery combined with rafting some of New Zealand's most exciting stretches of grade 2 - grade 5 white water for 2.5 hours. Delicious meals and an amazing atmosphere creates the perfect recipe for New Zealand's most unique rafting adventure. Day trip from Christchurch to South Canterbury. The perfect adventure stop between Christchurch and Queenstown.

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    53 Waikari Road, Peel Forest, South Canterbury, New Zealand
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    SKYDIVING KIWIS - South Island

    Mobile-friendly - Welcome to Skydiving Kiwis, the newest and by far coolest New Zealand tandem skydiving experience. Located only one and a half hours south of Christchurch, a perfect day trip to South Canterbury awaits you... Established in June 2011 by a small group of highly skilled and extremely passionate 'kiwi' skydivers, collectively boasting over 20 years industry experience between them!

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    Ashburton Aerodrome, Seafield Road, Ashburton, New Zealand

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Geraldine Multi Challenge

Sun 17th Mar 2019

Now a 'must-do' annual fixture for recreational and competitive athletes alike, the Geraldine Multi Challenge, organised by the Geraldine Lions and Bike Geraldine, takes in purpose-built single track, Orari River trails, ...

Where: Orari Racecourse, Geraldine, South Canterbury
Address: Racecourse Rd, Orari, Geraldine, South Canterbury

From: 9:00am on Sunday 17th March 2019
To: 11:59pm on Sunday 17th March 2019

Ukebox

Sat 6th Apr 2019

This millennium’s answer to the Beatles, these five lads from Liverpool are coming to Geraldine, New Zealand for a one-night only performance. Their unique song covers, tight vocal harmonies, driving bass lines and ...

Where: Crown Heritage Hotel, Geraldine, South Canterbury
Address: 31 Talbot Street, Geraldine, South Canterbury

From: 7:00pm on Saturday 6th April 2019
To: 10:30pm on Saturday 6th April 2019

Great EV Road Trip 2019

Sat 13th Apr 2019

The #LeadingTheCharge Great EV Road Trip 2019 is in its 5th year. A convoy of electric cars travel around the country holding roadshow type events at each stop. 41 events, 31 days, 5200km+, this year the convoy is ...

Where: Village Green, Geraldine, South Canterbury
Address: Talbot St, Geraldine, South Canterbury

From: 10:00am on Saturday 13th April 2019
To: 11:30am on Saturday 13th April 2019

Ktoo

Mon 15th Apr 2019

Ktoo are Kevin McLoughlin and Kevin Ikin, two folk veterans who hail from Dunedin and first played together at The New Edinburgh Folk Club in the early 1980s. They both played (at different times) in the famous “The ...

Where: Geraldine Academy of Performance and Arts, Geraldine, South Canterbury
Address: 79 Talbot Street, Geraldine, South Canterbury

From: 7:30pm on Monday 15th April 2019
To: 11:59pm on Monday 15th April 2019

Aro - 'Manu' Album Release Tour

Sat 4th May 2019

Aro are setting off on their debut album release tour around the country from February to May 2019, following their official album release on Feb 15th. Aro's sound is distinctly Aotearoa/NZ pop, with a range of other ...

Where: Geraldine Academy of Performance and Arts, Geraldine, South Canterbury
Address: 79 Talbot Street, Geraldine, South Canterbury

From: 7:00pm on Saturday 4th May 2019
To: 9:30pm on Saturday 4th May 2019

Thinking of Living in a Retirement Village

Wed 29th May 2019

The Commission for Financial Capability is running free seminars about living in retirement villages. The seminars focus on things to consider before choosing to live in a retirement village and provide practical tips ...

Where: Geraldine Bowling Club, Geraldine, South Canterbury
Address: 45 Wright Street, Geraldine, South Canterbury

From: 10:00am on Wednesday 29th May 2019
To: 12:00pm on Wednesday 29th May 2019

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