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 offer personalised guided adventures for small groups (1-8) of independent travellers and families. Alps 2 Ocean guided adventures is based at Peel Forest – 1 ½ hours drive south of Christchurch. Our adventure playground includes beautiful rivers, alpine landscapes, hidden waterfalls and ancient native forests. Escape from the crowds and let us help you discover our piece of paradise […]

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 […]

Awaken Youth Ministry @ St Andrews Church

Every week during the school term we have a youth night.  Sessions times run from 7.00pm – 9.00pm at St Andrews Church, Geraldine. At this youth night we have interactive learning of scripture and spend time hanging out with other teenagers.  We do creative worship through music, dance and prayer, play some pretty intense games, and spend the majority of […]

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

Not only are we good looking, but we’re also safe, fun and internationally trained and qualified guides! We ‘play in the canyon’ and focus on you and the groups ability.  We take our time so you can learn to rappel and challenge yourself with optional jumps that get bigger as you go, fun slides, combos, zips and flips!

Café Mes Amis also known as The Orari Cafe

Cafe Mes Amis, also known as Orari Café, is located on State Highway 1 at Orari north of Timaru.  We are just 5 minutes by car from Geraldine.  Our cafe offers a cosy café environment with indoor and outdoor dining We specialise in fine coffee and tea, homemade food and exquisite cakes and slices.  A must visit for travellers to […]

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 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 vital to […]

Geraldine Orchard Farmshop and Café

Our Farmshop Cafe, ideal stop for travellers, 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 Farmshop is well stocked with local fruit […]

Geraldine Swimming Pool

This outdoor complex which includes 25 metre, learners and todlers 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 Town and Country Club

The Geraldine Town and Country Club welcomes everyone to enjoy its modern, attractice setting which includes a restaurant. Meet friends or make new ones!

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

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

Specialising in quality educational toys for many years. 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.

Homestead Tours

Homestead Tours is run by a husband and wife team who live in the picturesque heart of the South Island. They have a private network of connections that make their tours both original and exclusive. From High Country Stations to coastal farms you will meet the people in their homes and gardens who will talk of their history and purpose.

Kids Alive Geraldine

We offer interesting and well run after school and holiday programmes for school aged children.

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 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.

Orari Mini Golf at Café Mes Amis

Challenge the family with a mini golf experience themed around South Canterbury and its rural history and then relax with a coffee or bite to eat while watching the kids in the playground.

Pleasant Valley Daffodils Ltd

Mail order nursery – bulbs. Opened to the public from mid September to late October. Over 5 acres of beautiful daffodils to view and purchase Contact us for our catalogue – 90 photos, 300 listings just $6.

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

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 adventure – the […]

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

Soccer Golf at the Orchard Café

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 tyres, hay bales and other bits and bobs. The course had […]

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 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 Farmyard Holiday Park

Glenn and Rachel welcome you to the Farmyard Holiday Park, a paradise just 4km south of Geraldine, and just a 90-minute (137km) drive south from Christchurch Airport. Our idyllic farm property offers a choice of accommodation for all budgets, including tent sites, private, sheltered campervan sites, furnished cabins and self-contained units (sleep 6-8). The park also features a TV lounge, […]

The Running Duck

Welcome to The Running Duck, Geraldine where you will find great burgers, great coffee, great shakes and some sweet kiwi favorites… you can’t go past cheerios & sauce or potato chip & dip.

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.

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 design, […]