Nestled beneath the towering Southern Alps, Geraldine is a must visit destination packed with activities and adventures for the whole family. Walk, bike, eat, drink, shop, climb, play, work, stay. Enjoy the unique country village atmosphere and admire the grandeur of the many historical buildings and museums.
Take time to stroll the beautiful totara forests and walkways, many of them within walking distance of the township. The domain, with its lovely, extensive rose gardens is the ideal place to bring out the picnic. A short drive from Geraldine is Peel Forest. This is a very precious and extensive podocarp forest with abundant bird life and with many reminders of the region's early European pioneers. Follow the road beside the Rangitata River (a world class white water rafting and salmon fishing river, which also provides vital irrigation to surrounding districts) into the Upper Rangitata River Valley for some of the most spectacular alpine and high country scenery in New Zealand.