Yearly Archives - 2017

Affordable Summer Fun in Geraldine

There are plenty of fun activities for families to make the most of those long hot summer days …*Splash around in one of the many water holes dotted around the district.  Check out the Orari, Te Moana and Waihi gorges for old fashioned summer water fun*Grab an ice cream and...


Take a Walk on the Wild Side in Geraldine

From a relaxed riverside stroll, hidden just steps from the bustling town centre, to challenging hikes through native forest, Geraldine has plenty to offer walkers of all levels.The riverside walk, located right in the heart of Geraldine, winds its way along the Waihi River taking in Rhododendron Dell, magnificent in...


Try Geo Caching in Geraldine – The Modern Day Treasure Hunt

“Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.”  www.geocaching.comThis fun, free game that swept the world started back in 2000 when American Dave Ulmer decided to...


Snow, Ski, Skate, Geraldine

The picturesque village of Geraldine makes the perfect base for your winter snow holiday.  With four ski fields and two skating rinks within easy driving distance, plus a raft of non-snow activities, Geraldine really does have it all.  The add bonus is that there is plenty to do in the...


Get on Yer Bike in Geraldine

Cycling is a great way to see the sites, and experience the countryside. Not only can you see the world at your own pace, but you can easily bring some friends along to enjoy the experience. With its mix of flat plains and hills, Geraldine offers some great biking country,...


Driving in New Zealand – Road Safety Tips

Driving in the South Island of New Zealand can be a new experience for some drivers - especially if you are an international visitor. At times our roads can be very quiet, which makes it all the more easier to revert to driving on the wrong side of the road,...


Discover Peel Forest

An historic bush-clad retreat named after British Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel, who died in the same year the New Zealand province of Canterbury was founded, Peel Forest offers excellent walking for all levels, with tracks through the bush leading to waterfalls and the 1311m summit of Little Mt Peel. The gateway to the Rangitata...


Art & About

Artists and crafts folk are drawn to the picturesque beauty of the Geraldine district as well as the relaxed lifestyle.  A number of renowned artists, including John Badcock,  Henry Lowen-Smith and the late Austen Deans have made homes in the area.  Many artists have studios open to the public, or...