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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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 four very distinct districts and offering a taste of […]

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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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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 […]

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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 Valley, the base for many adventure activities in the area, […]

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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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