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Geraldine – A Foodie Paradise.

South Canterbury is often referred to as the food bowl of New Zealand so comes as no surprise that the rich, fertile countryside around Geraldine boasts some of the most amazing produce our country has to offer.  Turning high quality fresh produce into delicious fare that will delight the most...


Retiring in Geraldine.

Geraldine is a picturesque village located in South Canterbury with an enviable climate, great community spirit and excellent facilities for seniors.The town has long been known as an excellent place to enjoy retirement, offering all sorts of activities, both active and more leisurely, to suit everyone as well as a...


Education Choices in Geraldine.

Families moving to the area will be delighted with the excellent range of high quality educational providers in the Geraldine area.  All enjoy excellent reputations and high standards while managing to offer unique cultures and opportunities to suit children of all interests. Early Childhood Care and Education (0-6 yrs): Geraldine Kindergarten has...


Moving to Geraldine

Thinking about moving to Geraldine?  You'll find an attractive boutique village nestled among the foothills of the Southern Alps, where people still greet one another in the street and popping to the supermarket for a pint of milk often becomes a social outing in its own right.The town has the...


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,...