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DOC Peel Forest Camping Ground

This is a Department of Conservation, serviced, family-friendly camp ground located within the Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve, a remnant of ancient podocarp forest that once covered the Canterbury Plains.  It is ideally sited for outdoor activities in the Rangitata valley. The camp is environmentally friendly with solar water-heating and a rubbish-recycling system. Enjoy all that Peel Forest has to […]

Categories: AccommodationCamping Grounds

Explore Inland Route 72, North of Geraldine

Staying in Geraldine and keen to explore the wider area?  Or, heading north from Geraldine and keen to find out about onward destinations? Depending on your point of view, Geraldine marks either the beginning or end of Inland Scenic Route 72.  This route encapsulates the quintessential Kiwi country drive taking in four very distinct districts and offering a taste of […]

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Explore Summer Family Activities in and around Geraldine

There are plenty of fun activities for families to make the most of those long hot summer days … *Grab an ice cream and wander along the shady riverside trails  *Get on your bike and ride some of the excellent trails, both around town and along the Orari River.  There are rides for all levels from toddlers learning to balance […]

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Fire Brigade – Peel Forest

For more details contact Bruce McDonald

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Geraldine Community Vehicle Trust

The Geraldine Community Vehicle Trust offers a daily taxi service around town, and an ‘on demand’ shuttle service to Timaru and Temuka and to neighbouring areas such as Peel Forest, Woodbury and Orari.  Tuesdays see a scheduled service leaving for Timaru at 9:30 am in the morning and leaving Timaru on the return journey at 2:00 pm in the afternoon. […]

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Historic Homesteads and Gardens to Visit

The district of Geraldine has a proud pioneering history, with many families still retaining strong ties to the land settled by their forefathers more than 150 years ago.  To take a step back in time and learn more about this past you’ll find plenty of information at the interesting Geraldine Historical Museum and by visiting some of the original homesteads […]

Categories: GardensVisitor Attractions

Peel Forest Hall Committee

For more details contact c/- Store

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Peel Forest Horse Trekking

Peel Forest Horse Trekking is open every day for treks from one hour to multi day.  Horses and rides are suited to all levels of experience.  Ride along the majestic Rangitata River or into the mountains and stay in a unique New Zealand back country hut.  

Categories: For KidsOutdoor RecreationVisitor Attractions

Peel Forest Lodge

Peel Forest Lodge, just 1.5 hours drive from Christchurch, is a hand crafted Log style holiday home either self catering or catered.  Quiet, secluded and well equipped for short or long stays.  Suitable for couples, families or groups.   With an outdoor hot tub, wireless internet and a spacious kitchen it is ideal for hosting large groups. Cater for yourself […]

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Peel Forest Outdoors Centre

The Peel Forest Outdoor Centre is located in a beautiful area in South Canterbury, adjacent to the Rangitata river, Peel Forest Park & Scenic Reserve and at the foothills of the southern alps.   We aim to provide opportunities for all to experience, learn and grow. Our safe, affordable and quality outdoor and environmental programmes are designed to educate, challenge and […]

Categories: Outdoor Recreation

Peel Forest Safaris

Peel Forest Safaris offers exclusive hunting and guarantees that you will not only go home with a great trophy but loads of fantastic memories. Each safari trip is planned and customised to your particular wants and needs, which is reflected in the personal service you will experience upon your arrival. Regardless if you are a hunter or a non-hunter, you […]

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Rangitata Rafts

Rangitata Rafts is located near Peel Forest, 30 minutes from the main Christchurch to Lake Tekapo/Queenstown highway (State Highway 79). 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 […]

Categories: Outdoor RecreationSport & FitnessVisitor Attractions

Rawhiti Backpackers

Rawhiti is set in large grounds a few minutes easy walk to the Village cafe’s, restaurants, historic cinema and specialty shops. We provide a friendly, clean and homely environment in our unique character  building. Ninety minutes south of Christchurch on the main South Island scenic route we are ideally situated for a break in your journey between all the main tourist […]

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Red Cross Group – Peel Forest

For more details contact Rose Acland

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Rides in and around 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, whatever your level. From mountain bike tracks to on-road rides, […]

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The Green Man at Peel Forest

The Cafe & Bar Situated in the heart of the village, The Green Man at Peel Forest offers a relaxed environment to enjoy a coffee, a bite to eat from the cabinet or even a pizza washed down with a craft beer. It’s the perfect place to unwind after a walk on the local tracks, or a great day trip […]

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Waikonini Homestead

Waikonini Homestead is a seven bedroom historic home, located five minutes from the village of Peel Forest on acres of lush botanic gardens. Welcoming visitors from local regions and across the world, it is a place to unwind, enjoy local food & produce and ‘just be’. Wake each morning to the sound of birdsong and nature and go to bed […]

Categories: AccommodationBed & Breakfast

Walks in and around 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 spring, as well as a small oasis of native […]

Categories: For KidsOutdoor RecreationVisitor Attractions