Visitor Attractions in Geraldine

Air Rangitata Scenic Flights

Air Rangitata offers scenic and charter flights in the South Island of New Zealand. Our flights are the perfect way to view the magnificent alpine scenery of the high country. Destinations for our Flights Mt Cook,the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers are only 30 minutes away and we can have you in Milford Sound in 90 minutes. You never far from witnessing the […]

Alpaca Walks

Take a walk on the woolly side!  Get close up with cuddly alpacas, rabbits, guinea pigs, pet lamb and chickens.   Alpaca Experiences for you. Learn to handle Huycaya Alpaca’s and experience a riverside walk.  Another option is to enjoy the ‘close up’ experience of petting, feeding and getting to know one of these lovely creatures! Please note access by […]

Alps to Ocean Tours

Alps 2 Ocean is one of New Zealands’ most experienced adventure tour operators providing personalised guided high country 4wd and cycle tours for independent travellers and groups as well as inflatable kayak, cycle hire and trail transfers including the Te Araroa Trail. Get in touch with Wayne to find out more about stunning tours or equipment hire.    

Aviation Museum At Rangitata Aerodrome

Step back in time at the Rangitata Island Aviation Museum.  See more than 20 aircraft and unique pieces of memorabilia, creating a collection unlike any other worldwide. The Ross Brodie RFC Memorial Militaria Collection & Library is an extensive collection of aviation books and texts.  It is dedicated to the memory of the first aviator in the Brodie family, who served […]

Barkers of Geraldine

Barkers of Geraldine is still located on the original family farm.  We’ve been crafting delicious fruit preserves, chutneys, fruit juice syrups and condiments for more than 47 years. You can purchase our range online for NZ-wide delivery or call in and see us at the shop for FREE tastings, in-store specials and a huge range of gifting ideas. Open 7 […]

Big Rock Canyons

What is CANYONING? It’s many different sports and fun activities all rolled into one. Hiking, swimming, rappelling, cliff jumps, water slides and zip lines. We dress you to swim and add some technical gear for the rappels, zip lines and slides. Once in the canyon, it’s an outdoor mission from top to bottom, through, over, under and between, a natural […]

Farmyard Animal Experience at the Farmyard Holiday Park

Come and make friends with our farmyard animals at the Farmyard Animal Experience at Farmyard Holiday Park. There are rabbits and guinea pigs to cuddle, sheep, goats, alpacas, chickens, ducks, wallabies gorgeous kune Kune pigs as well as cows, horses and Rattie the Possum. If you visit us in spring you will be able to experience lamb-feeding time – a […]

Fox Ski Field

Geraldine makes a fantastic base for a family ski holiday with Fox Ski Field just over an hour away by car from the town.  Also nearby are Roundhill, Dobson and Mt Hutt. 

Geraldine Cinema

We are a friendly, independently-owned cinema. Built in 1924, the Geraldine Cinema was one of the first buildings in the area to be wired with electricity. The cinema is one of a few left of it’s type and age in the country. We’re known for our great prices and comfy couches! Check our website to see what’s showing

Geraldine Craft Market

This unique and interesting market operates weather permitting, from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm on weekends and public holidays, under the majestic exotic trees on the lovely Geraldine Domain in Cox St. The quality handmade crafts are produced locally and our artisans enjoy sharing their knowledge and interests with visitors keen to learn about the techniques used and provenance of […]

Geraldine Farmers Market

From October  to April each year the Geraldine Farmers Market is ‘the’ place to be in Geraldine on a Saturday morning.   Operating from 9 – 12.30 pm, the market bustles with fresh produce, crafts, coffee and delicious baking, accompanied by the pleasant background hum of friends chatting and local musician’s entertaining.   The market is a real highlight for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Geraldine Orchard Farmshop and Café

The Geraldine Orchard Farmshop and Cafe is an ideal stop for travellers.  We offer great coffee, good selection of food from snacks to full meals, fruit ice creams, iced drinks, licensed, with complimentary Wi-Fi and toilets. Also a great bouncy castle for the kids (weather permitting), with plenty of off street parking, ideal for towing vehicles, caravans and buses. Our […]

Geraldine Swimming Pool

The Geraldine outdoor pool complex is a great place to cool off and have fund on a hot South Canterbury Summer’s day! The complex includes 25 metre, learners and toddlers pools (all heated) plus picnic and shaded seating areas is the perfect place to cool off from mid-November to mid- March each year.

Geraldine Vintage Car & Machinery Museum

    The Geraldine Vintage Car and Machinery Museum is the finest of its type in the Southern Hemisphere. On display are vintage cars, vintage tractors, vintage farm machinery and plenty of other interesting things.   Some of the exhibits are unique and won’t be found anywhere else in the world such as: *John Britten‘s Campervan *A Harley Davidson Hearse […]

Geraldine Visitor Information Centre

Pop in and chat to our friendly knowledgeable staff about all there is to do and see in lovely Geraldine! Geraldine Information Centre is open 8 am -5.30pm 7 days a week 365 days a year and is situated in Kiwi Country/Mundells Café Complex at the North End of the Township. Our friendly staff are well versed with local Knowledge […]

Grandpa’s Toys

Grandpa’s Toys has been specialising in quality educational toys for many years. We are the home of quality wooden toys including dolls, houses and furniture, castles, garages, play mats and sets, children’s table and chairs, and much more.  Drop in and enjoy our friendly service or shop online.

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 […]

Mt Dobson Ski Field

Geraldine makes a fantastic base for a family ski holiday with Mt Dobson skifield just a 40 minutes drive from the town. Mt Dobson has been owned and operated by the Foote family of Fairlie for the past 38 years and they have made it their mission to make this Ski Area the friendliest around. The mountain is managed by […]

Mt Hutt Ski field

Geraldine makes a fantastic base for a family ski holiday with Mt Hutt skifield just an hour and a quarter drive from the town. Voted New Zealand’s best skifield for the last 2 consecutive years the whole family will have a great time at Mt Hutt.

Orari Estate

The Orari Estate is farmed by the Morten family, descendents of the the Macdonald brothers who took up a sheep run in 1854.  It was located between the Orari River, the Rangitata River, the coast, back to the Arundel Bridge, Proudfoot Corner and across to the Rangitata River and named it Matatiki and after 1857 the name was changed to […]

Orari Mini Golf at Café Mes Amis

At Orari Mini Golf you can challenge the family with a mini golf experience themed around South Canterbury and its rural history.  Then relax with a coffee or bite to eat at our cafe while watching the kids in the playground.

Peel Forest Horse Trekking

Peel Forest Horse Trekking is open every day for treks from one hour to multi day.  Horses and rides are suited to all levels of experience.  Ride along the majestic Rangitata River or into the mountains and stay in a unique New Zealand back country hut.  

Peel Forest Safaris

Peel Forest Safaris offers exclusive hunting and guarantees that you will not only go home with a great trophy but loads of fantastic memories. Each safari trip is planned and customised to your particular wants and needs, which is reflected in the personal service you will experience upon your arrival. Regardless if you are a hunter or a non-hunter, you […]

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 […]

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 […]

Roundhill Ski Field

Geraldine makes a fantastic base for a family ski holiday with Roundhill skifield just a 1.5 hours drive from the town. Ski or Snowboard in the heart of the South Island of New Zealand. Roundhill is a fantastic family ski field with breathtaking views of Aoraki Mt Cook, the Southern Alps and Lake Tekapo.  Roundhill is a place that friends and family […]

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 […]

The Academy of Performance & Arts Geraldine

The Academy of Performance & Arts Geraldine is an incorporated society and charitable trust. We provide an educational venue for the community to develop skills and interest in the visual, performance and arts. The Academy seeks to provide a variety of accessible & affordable classes aimed at increasing opportunities for the diverse population base of the region. Classes at the […]

The Cottage Pantry and Gallery

The Cottage Pantry was established with an aim to provide and alternative and wider choice of baking ingredients for consumers who value natural foods, with the emphasis on preservative and additive free ingredients, specialist flours, organic and gluten-free products, grains and pulses.   There is also a range of cooking/baking books, baking accessories and icing. The Cottage Pantry is located […]

The Ukulele People

Popular local entertainers, The Ukulele People, AKA Hugh & Fi McCafferty, lead strum-alongs in Geraldine and in Timaru, give lessons both in schools and privately, run crash-course ukulele workshops, entertain at rest homes and are available to perform at weddings, parties, events. Hugh & Fi are also directors of the Geraldine Ukefest an annual winter festival which brings colour, music and […]

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 […]