The artistic talents found in this friendly farming village attract visitors from around the world. Since it was founded in the mid-1850s, sheep and farming have been a mainstay, but Geraldine is also the home to a group of talented artisans. Spend some time exploring town and their nearby studios. You may make a few purchases along the way.
Learn more about the history of the town at the Geraldine Historical Society Museum. Car enthusiasts will enjoy the collection of vintage vehicles on display at The Geraldine Vintage Car and Machinery Museum.
Popular outdoor activities include skiing, white water rafting, golf and fishing. Lodging options range from camping to luxury lodges, and because Geraldine is fairly compact, most shops and restaurants are within walking distance.
The Geraldine Visitor Centre is a good stop to add to your itinerary. There you can find all the latest information on events and activities in the area, and it’s also a great resource if you’re searching for accommodations or have transportation questions. Geraldine is an hour and half south of Christchurch.