Welcome to Geraldine!

Popular with visitors, Geraldine is a charming boutique village just 30 minutes’ drive from Timaru City and 1.5 hours’ drive from Christchurch.  Geraldine is also the gateway to beautiful Peel Forest and the Mackenzie Country.

The best things to do in Geraldine include:

Take a hike

Check out the Talbot Forest walks and the Orari Gorge track.  These tracks are scenic and shady, and achievable for all ages.

Get wet with Rangitata Rafts

Described as one of the most adrenaline pumping white water rafts in NZ.  These guys have exclusive access to the Rangitata Gorge.  With access to Grade 2 - 5 rapids they have something for everyone.  Check them out here.

Visit the Vintage Car and Machinery Museum

For lovers of vintage machinery a visit here is a must.  Full of unique vintage cars, vintage tractors, vintage farm machinery and plenty of other exhibits.  For more information head here.

Walk an alpaca

Take a walk on the woolly side, with Alpaca Walks Geraldine.  These friendly and docile animals love being walked and fussed over.  You'll fall instantly in love with them.  More information here.

Go star gazing at Geraldine Observatory

Described as one of the best private observatories in NZ, and great value for money. Find out more here.

Spend time in the town centre

Geraldine boasts an array of cool cafes, and after your caffeine fix, check out the local art galleries and take home a piece of local art to remember your visit by.  The local Museum is well worth a visit too.  Lots of options for the foodies with Talbot Forest Cheese and Barkers both based in town.

For more information and ideas of what to do in Geraldine and the surrounding areas, contact the team at Go Geraldine.