Walk, eat and shop your way around Geraldine

Michael Barker's insider tips for Geraldine

Have you been to the recently opened Barker's Foodstore & Eatery yet?  It's a must visit if you're in the area for delicious food, and to stock up on Barkers of Geraldine products.

We caught up with Michael Barker there to talk all things Geraldine. We asked Michael what he'd recommend people do when visiting Geraldine, if he could narrow it down to one thing. The answer was to walk, shop and eat your way around the village.

Start by walking the Riverside Walkway with its exotic Rhododendron plants.  Cross the road and take in the native trees and birdsong of Talbot Forest tracks, and then loop back around to the main shopping area with its specialty stores and eateries.  You can check out the route here, on the proposed Arts and Plants Walkway map.

Where is 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 region.

The Vicarage

If you're looking for luxury accomodation look no further than The Vicarage Geraldine.

The historic Vicarage has been beautifully restored.  It's the perfect blend of contemporary and period features. ​Centrally located in Geraldine beside Barkers Foodstore & Eatery, surrounded by shops and cafes and walkways.  Don't miss the 25% off opening special - full rate $335, discounted rate $251.25!