Welcome to Geraldine - the Heart of South Canterbury, New Zealand

Experience South Canterbury New Zealand

From rugged alps across the tapestry of Canterbury Plains all the way to the ocean, South Canterbury is the perfect escape. For a family friendly holiday base, romantic hideaway or replenishing break away, the Central South Island region is full of hidden surprises and pristine starlit skies. In Geraldine you'll enjoy a snapshot of New Zealand where kiwi hospitality thrives!

The Gateway to the Southern Lakes

Set at the heart of the Canterbury region at the foot of the Southern Alps, Geraldine is the gateway to the lakes in the central Mackenzie Basin and the beginning of the Starlight Highway to Tekapo's world renowned UNESCO Aoraki McKenzie International Dark Sky Reserve.  Geraldine is the perfect place to stop for refreshments or to stay the night and break your journey

Why you'll fall in love with Geraldine

STAY

Whether you're camping, need a motel, quiet B&B or a holiday home to rent, we've got you covered.

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PLAY

We've a GREAT outdoors to explore! Walking, biking, rafting, horse riding is on our doorstep

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SHOP

If you're in need of a bit of retail therapy, we've a small selection of varied boutique stores.

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TASTE

Whether it's just a takeaway coffee or something more substantial, there's plenty of eateries to choose from.

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