Relax & Refresh in Beautiful Geraldine

There's more to Geraldine than meets the eye...

But as soon as you set foot in our idyllic country town, you'll discover the real charm of Geraldine.

Be sure to book several nights because there is so much to do!

  • Fantastic local artisan foods, including cheese, gin, preserves, beers..
  • A stunning array of boutique shops
  • 20 different cafes and restaurants
  • Genuine country hospitality
  • The headquarters of Barker's of Geraldine
  • Extensive walking trails downtown, including through a pristine slice of native forest
  • The gateway to little-known wilderness gems such as Peel Forest, Mesopotamia, and the upper Rangitata River


...and best of all, there are no crowds! 

A fantastic foodie destination...

Geraldine's own food & beverage manufacturers:
  • Barker's Foodstore & Eatery
  • Humdinger Gin
  • Geraldine Cheese Co.
  • House Of Hop Brewery & restaurant

A pristine slice of wilderness...

Discover stunning bush walks in Talbot Forest, right in the heart of town, or venture 18 minutes inland to Peel Forest, where you'll encounter some of the oldest and largest totaras in the South Island

Beyond Peel Forest lie the upper reaches of the Rangitata River, where you can explore breathtaking high-country farmland and alpine views. Book a day tour.

Wilderness highlights around Geraldine include: 
  • A network of short trails in Talbot Forest, just a ten-minute walk from The Vicarage Geraldine
  • Excellent trails in nearby Peel Forest, from the wheelchair-accessible Big Tree Walk to the rewarding hike up Little Mount Peel
  • Orari Gorge Scenic Reserve. 1.5 hr track (15 mins from Geraldine)
  • The breathtaking Mesopotamia Station, drive through Peel Forest and on up the Rangitata Gorge.

Countless treasures to discover in town...

Geraldine will keep you busy for days with a staggering number of attractions around the town. As a vibrant, ever-evolving destination, our town centre continues to welcome new galleries, museums, trails, and businesses

Art Galleries 
  • McAtamney Gallery and Design Store
  • Susan Badcock Gallery
  • Green-Gold Gallery
  • Merivale Fine Arts
  • Geraldine Military Museum
  • Geraldine Historical Museum
  • Roger Mahan Heritage Centre
  • Geraldine Vintage Car & Machinery Museum
  • Route 79 Museum
Day Spas 
  • Ilu Day Spa
  • Bella Salu Beauty Therapy
Walks & Sporting Activities 
  • Mundell’s Entertainment – Golf, Driving & Flying Simulators
  • Geraldine Golf Club
  • Bike Hire & Mountain biking trails
  • Geraldine Sculpture Trail
  • Talbot Forest (native bush walks on the Geraldine Downs)
Specialty shopping 
  • Record Keeper – Vinyl record store & Café
  • The Cottage Pantry & Gallery
  • The Geraldine Farmer’s Market – Saturday mornings next door beside the Church. Oct-Apr
  • The Geraldine Craft Market – On Wilson St. 8.30am-3.30 pm, weekends & public holidays
  • Louk NZ Made Clothing
  • Grandpa’s Toys
  • Geraldine Alpaca Centre
  • Talbot Silver
  • Forget Me Not Gifts
  • Joosh
  • The Kitchen Cupboard
  • Flowers Inc
  • Trio Boutique
  • Outline Clothing
  • AOK clothing
  • The Page and Post Booksellers
  • Tievoli Trading – design store
  • The Pin Tin
  • Food Over Fire
  • Artisan butchery, fish shop, chemist, garden & hardware shops, supermarket.

One night isn't enough...

The one recurring complaint we get from guests is that they wish they had stayed longer! 

Take the time to relax, indulge, and immerse yourself in beautiful Geraldine.