New Zealand’s Best Drive, the Inland Scenic Route.

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...


Best Low Cost Summer Family Activities 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...


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...