Geraldine Information Centre
  • Mundells Complex, Cnr Waihi Tace & Jollie St, Geraldine.

  • +64 3 693 1101

Travel Information (approximate times)

Timaru: 35m
Christchurch: 2h
Queenstown: 4h 15m
Dunedin: 3h
Tekapo: 1h 5m
Aoraki Mt Cook Village: 2h 25m

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Geraldine is a charming boutique village with a population of around 2,300 just 30 minutes’ drive north west of Timaru and on the Inland Scenic Route between Christchurch, Aoraki/Mt Cook and Queenstown.

A wonderful village atmosphere and community spirit radiates here. Friendly and welcoming with access to great jobs, schools and support services Geraldine is surrounded by rugged landscapes and outdoor pursuits second to none.

Nestled into the foot hills approaching the Southern Alps, Geraldine is the gateway to the lakes and mountains, at the beginning of the Starlight Highway to the Mackenzie District’s International Dark Sky Reserve, renowned for stargazing and night sky clarity.

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Geraldine Information Centre

Discover Geraldine

Spoilt for choice, you’ll find a huge range of activities including walking tracks, river fishing, golf, horse trekking, art galleries, cafes, gourmet local produce, brewery, markets and boutique shopping just a few of the many things that are uniquely Geraldine.

Native Bush Walks

Waihi River, Peel Forest, Talbot Forest, Pioneer Park and Rangitata valley scenic walks amongst native bush, birdsong and ancient trees - from riverside strolls to challenging hikes.

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Geraldine farmers market every Saturday morning from October to April, plus a unique Craft Market every weekend (weather permitting) from 8.30-3.30pm. Harcourts Geraldine Festival every November for over 30 years.

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Art Scene

A vibrant art scene with boutique studios, galleries and design stores. Many accomplished artists have chosen Geraldine as their home. There is also a very strong Academy of Performance & Arts.

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Step back in time, learn the history of the township, vintage car & machinery museum, aviation at Rangitata Aerodrome, and the eclectic Route 79. Something to interest everyone!– all in and around Geraldine.

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Find out more about, the organisation that helps to keep Geraldine the vibrant, successful and busy place that visitors and locals love.

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Geraldine Domain

Centrally located between Cox & Talbot Streets, the Geraldine Domain occupies 11.5 hectares of mature trees and open spaces, community swimming pool, playground and pavilion for community enjoyment.

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Geraldine Businesses

Expect the unexpected in Geraldine, where some of New Zealand’s leading businesses, food producers and exporters call home.

Featured Events

So much to see and do here. Find out What’s On or add your own South Canterbury event.