Set amongst the Canterbury plains, overlooked by the Southern Alps, South Canterbury is the perfect destination. Perfect for family escapes, romantic getaways or just a break from the hustle of city life.

Geraldine is the perfect embodiment of what makes the South Island beautiful.

The aptly named ‘Starlight Highway’ connects Geraldine to the stunning lakes of the central Mackenzie basin and the Aoraki McKenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. Geraldine really is the perfect place to stay as you make your journey around the South Island a special one.

Geraldine has a wide range of activities suitable for all ages and all types of people. From the gentle Peel Forest Horse Treks, the scenic flights across the Canterbury plains or the Southern alps or a gentle rustic shopping through Geraldine to the more adventurous Rangitata Rafts, Soccer golf at The Orchard Cafe or explore the range of Ski Fields nearby, there are activities for all.

Food and culture is part of Geraldine’s identity, with locally crafted beer and wine, al fresco diners and a village green which flourish in the summer and traditional Kiwi pups, fish ‘n’ chips or bistro’s keeping you warm in the winter. Shopping through the city centre could leave you with LOUK NZ or Alpaca clothing, specialty gifts from The Tin Shed or art from the Susan Badcock Studio or the McAtamney Gallery.