Golf Tour of Canterbury

The Inland Scenic Route (72) is the perfect way to explore the region while golfing at a range of great courses.  Each small town on the route has its own unique character, accommodation and a great golf course.  You’ll meet some interesting locals along the way and enjoy your own golfing adventure at your own pace. The Scenic Route can […]

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Golf in Geraldine

Geraldine is a picturesque town nestled in the foothills of the Southern Alps, located on the Inland Scenic Route (72) in the heart of the South Island (1.5 hours from Christchurch).  The town boasts 2 golf courses and is close to many others, making it the perfect base for a golfing holiday.  The area is easy to navigate, distances between […]

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South Canterbury Surf School

Learn to surf in one of NZ’s most popular and safe beaches, Caroline Bay, just a 35 minute drive from Geraldine. Mark and Vicky of South Canterbury Surf School offer lessons for all ages with both casual and set programmes in a relaxed and professional atmosphere.  Ride the waves at Caroline Bay and soon you’ll be a surfing pro!

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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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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 […]

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Geocaching in Geraldine

eocaching 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.com This fun, free game that swept the world started back in 2000 when American Dave Ulmer decided to test new technology which brought pinpoint accuracy to global […]

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Ice Skating at Staveley

Visit one of the last remaining natural ice skating spots in the country at Staveley.  This is a great way to experience skating the old fashioned way.  Skates for hire and CASH only entry. Check our our article about all the great winter activities to be found around the district using Geraldine as a base.  

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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 […]

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