Kakahu Garden

Kakahu Garden is park-like garden with a predominance of English trees, rhododendrons and camellias.  It  covers 6 hectare (16 acres). A century-old avenue of English oaks leads to the homestead which sits comfortably among the tall trees. A grand old English Oak is the feature on the front lawn, believed to be one of the largest is New Zealand. Planted […]

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Geraldine Observatory

A visit to Geraldine Observatory is a truly unique experience! Peter Aldous, passionate astronomer, welcomes visitors to his private observatory to see and learn about the night sky.  Peter owns an impressive array of telescopes and equipment which together form the very best private observatory in the country.  Peter has been interested in Astronomy since boyhood and been seriously involved […]

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Geraldine Historical Museum

The Geraldine Historical Museum and Society aims to provide for present and future generations an accurate interesting and comprehensive picture of local history. We keep in touch with our community by encouraging visits to the museum, articles in the press, and speaking to groups. We have an active committee of 15 people plus 91 volunteers and two WINZ workers are […]

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Victorian Woodwork

James Foster has been working with wood for forty years. Presently the mainstay of the business is garden art and children’s toys. From here the “Pole People” have developed and can now be seen throughout New Zealand, giving individual character to homes, gardens and businesses.   James is a skilled woodworker and his products reflect his flair for eye catching […]

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Soccer Golf at the Orchard Café

Find our soccer golf course behind the Orchard Farmshop and Cafe. Soccer Golf is fun-football cum-a-smidgen of mini golf. With a nine hole course, obstacles and reflectors along the way, players must kick the football through set openings and into a hole behind the structures. Deciding on a farming and local business theme, the course had been created using old […]

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Rangitata Rafts

Rangitata Rafts is located near Peel Forest, 30 minutes from the main Christchurch to Lake Tekapo/Queenstown highway. Spectacular Lord of the Rings scenery combined with rafting some of New Zealand’s most exciting stretches of grade 1 – 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 […]

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Rangitata Island Aerodrome

Rangitata Island Aerodrome is situated in the tranquil countryside of the Canterbury Plains, encompassed by the stunning backdrop of Mount Peel and the Rangitata River. We are home to the Geraldine Flying Group, East Canterbury Aviation and Moth Manor Cottage. The Ross Brodie RFC Memorial Militaria Collection & Library, NZ Microlight Museum and De Havillands Over New Zealand Aviation Collection […]

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