WELCOME TO GERALDINE
Relax, Revive, Invigorate
Nau mai tauti mai ki Raukapuka. Kua uru ai i te maru o Tarahaoa rāua ko Hua te kerikeri ko te toenga o te ngahere tawhito, ko te Kakahu.
Ko Kāti Huirapa ka whakatau ai ka whakamaru. Ko te iwi o Raukapuka ka whakatau koutou ki ōu noho tae atu ki ōu wehenga atu i tēnei wāhi.
Nō reira nau mai, piki mai, tauti mai.
Welcome to Raukapuka/Geraldine. You have entered a place under the shelter of Mt Peel and Little Mt Peel as well as the remnants of the forest, the Kakahu forest.
The manawhenua, Kāti Huirapa welcomes you.
The people of Geraldine welcome you during your stay until your departure.
From rugged alps across the tapestry of Waitaha/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 Aotearoa/New Zealand, where kiwi hospitality thrives!
Set in the heart of the Waitaha/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 Takapō/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.