Geraldine Tours

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. 

Practical Info

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. 
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Address: Geraldine, South Island, New Zealand, New Zealand
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Explore Mount Cook from Christchurch

Surround yourself with the snow-capped peaks of Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain, on this day trip from Christchurch. Travel by coach past the foothills of the Southern Alps to the Canterbury Plains and the MacKenzie Basin; stop at Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukari; and enjoy views of Tasman Glacier. Enjoy lunch at the Hermitage Hotel in UNESCO-listed Mt Cook/Aoraki National Park. Includes round-trip hotel transport by coach with morning and afternoon tea.
  • Duration: 13 hours
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$260.79 USD
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  • Duration: 13 hours
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$260.79 USD

Christchurch to Mount Cook One-Way Tour

Take the scenic route from Christchurch to Mount Cook on a one-way narrated tour. Enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned coach as you admire magnificent scenery along the way. You’ll hear informative commentary from the driver-guide while traveling via Otago’s Canterbury Plains and make a photo stop at Lake Tekapo. Opt for an included 3-course buffet lunch at the Hermitage Hotel at the base of Aoraki/Mount Cook. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$152.30 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Christchurch to Wanaka via Mount Cook One-Way Tour

This one-way coach trip to Wanaka departs Christchurch in the morning, stopping for free time in Mount Cook village along the way. Enjoy fully narrated sightseeing as you skirt Otago’s Canterbury Plains, travel across Burkes Pass and the Mackenzie Basin, visit Lake Tekapo, and enjoy tea breaks in small farming townships. Marvel at the grandeur of UNESCO-listed Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, a South Island highlight of the Southern Alps. Opt for lunch and, if you’d like, take a helicopter or ski-plane flight (own expense).
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$237.15 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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$237.15 USD

Mount Cook to Christchurch Tour

Relax during a one-way coach tour from Mount Cook to Christchurch, enjoying scenic views of New Zealand's South Island. Leave the driving up to an expert guide who narrates the landscape, from the shores of Lake Pukaki to the Canterbury Plains and Otago farmland. You’ll make a photo stop at Lake Tekapo before ending your 4.5-hour tour at Christchurch the garden city.
  • Duration: 4 hours 50 minutes
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$116.14 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours 50 minutes
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