Geraldine Mountain biker

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,...

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Be safe on the roads: tips for driving in NZ

This summer has seen one of the busiest visitor seasons yet, with an increase in independent travellers hiring vehicles and discovering our beautiful country by road. Driving in the South Island of New Zealand can be a new experience for some drivers - especially if you are an international visitor. At...

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Big Tree, Peel Forest, Geraldine, New Zealand

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, Mike Deavoll, Henry Lowen-Smith and the late Austen Deans have made homes in the area.  Many artists have studios open to the...

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