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Where is Geraldine?
The gateway to the Southern Lakes - Geraldine lies at the heart of the Canterbury region, at the foot of the wild Southern Alps, on the east coast of the South Island.  Geraldine is the gateway to the lakes in the central Mackenzie Basin and the beginning of the Starlight Highway to Tekapo's world renowned UNESCO Aoraki McKenzie International Dark Sky Reserve.  Geraldine has arguably the best private observatory in New Zealand which is open to the public.
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Experience South Canterbury New Zealand....

From rugged alps across the tapestry of Canterbury Plains all the way to the ocean...For a family friendly holiday base, romantic hideaway or replenishing break away, the Central South Island region is full of hidden surprises and pristine starlit skies.  Enjoy a snapshot of New Zealand where kiwi hospitality thrives!

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Timeless History
Geraldine was discovered in the 1840s, but it wasn't until 1854 that Samual Hewlings built the first bark hut in Talbot Street.  He married a Maori woman, Nga Hei, and the totara tree which he planted to mark the birth of his daughter still stand on the site today in Talbot Street, opposite the Police Station.  Read more
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The local district accommodation providers cater for virtually every style, budget and preference.  Sprawling farmland and the Southern Alps fringe the district and act as a natural catalyst for many of the district's farm and home stay establishments.
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Coffee culture flourishes in downtown and surrounding rural areas.  In the warmer months the village green buzzes with alfresco diners basking in the late sunsets; and in winter, with hearty fare in front of roaring fireplaces.
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Geraldine offers a wide range of activities which include walks, whitewater rafting, golf, fishing just to name a few.  Geraldine has many tourist attractions and travel activities with something to suit all ages, tastes and budgets.

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Along the historic Talbot Street - boutique and speciality stores offering exquisite hand-made chocolates, premier clothing, local wines, fine arts and local crafts including paintings, fabric works and jewellery.
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