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The Beautiful Village of Geraldine
Geraldine Village, Lonely Planet rated as
"New Zealand's most beautiful town"
and it's not hard to see why!
This sub-alpine village has more than first meets the eye.
Highly recommended on our must see list when you visit
or stay is the new 1066 medieval puzzle world,
The Giant jersey and Allison Art all found on Wilson Street.
Kiwi Country complex and the
"Four peaks plaza"- which includes a boutique cheese factory,
an Alpaca shop, Taste Barker’s Berry drinks, conserves, sauces & beverages
for which the village is well known, and of course the famous Berry Barn Bakery.
For Thrill Seekers and outdoor adventurers
there’s many wonderful bush walks at the Kakahu limekiln, Talbot Forest and nearby Peel Forest. The world’s best Trout and Salmon fishing, Raft the White Water of the Rangatata River, Horse riding and trekking, Fly a plane at Rangatata Aerodrome,Golfer's paradise an incredible eighteen courses within an hours drive, Four Wheel drive Safari’s, Jet boating, tandem Sky diving, Hot air balloon,
Dairy/deer Farm Tours, Great On Farm Adventures to be had for all ages
or visit the Village's Museum and Vintage Car and Machinery Museum.
In winter there is Skiing and Snowboarding, Eight different fields within an hour
including Roundhill, Dobson, Fox Peak and Mt Hutt and Ice skating and hot pools nearby at Tekapo......and then there is always the Challenge of a trek up “Little” Mount Peel (1311mtrs).
As Geraldine is home to so many famous Nz Artists,
so you might like to grab an Art trail brochure from the information centre.
For evenings, there’s the choice of Geraldine’s old-time Cinema
or in season nightly entertainment at “The Taste",
"The top paddock Café” , "Mandel's" or “Village Inn Cafes”.
There is a choice of ten takeaway's and Cafe/Restaurant dining venues.
The New Stonebridge Conference and Events Centre has been drawing people to town in the celebration of weddings, conferences, birthday parties
and other events in a romantic lake garden park like setting.
Last night? As Christchurch Airport is just an hour and a half away, You can celebrate your last night here in Geraldine and still easily catch your morning flight from Christchurch international airport.
Supplied courtesy of Aoraki Cottage B+B Adventure Farm stay
Also check out our short video of on farm activities on www.aorakicottage.co.nz/index.htm