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Geraldine: South Canterbury

Stay a night and explore the village. Stay 2 or more nights and explore all South Canterbury has to offer. Check out Venture Timaru’s list of things to do in Sth Canterbury.

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Fiery Peak: Pleasant Valley

Fiery Peak Eco-Retreat and Cottage are situated in different areas on our 12-acre property in Pleasant Valley: both private with stunning mountain and rural views, as well as bird song and forest settings.

Access is off the Pleasant Valley Road side of our property (full directions & access will be sent out upon confirmed reservation).  

Situated just under 2 hours to Christchurch airport, we are also 70mins to Lake Tekapo and roughly 2 hours to Mt Cook. 

Ski fields: Mt Hutt, Dobson & Round Hill are between 1 to 1.5hrs away.

At Fiery Peak you can relax on the deck watching the sun set behind the mountains, watch the varied birds fly overhead, beside the fire with a book – with no one to bother you or  wind down with a leisurely walk on quiet country roads. 

A walk around the 6.5km block (approx 75mins walk) or the adjacent 5.5km block (approx 60min walk) taking in stunning views of South Canterbury’s Four Peaks, Mt Peel and even over to Mt Hutt is something guests thoroughly enjoy.

A 10min drive will have you in Geraldine for cafes, restaurants, supermarket, gift shops, the Geraldine Observatory & historic cinema. 



Activities in and around Geraldine

Within the village of Geraldine

  • Historic Cinema
  • Geraldine night sky observatory
  • Vintage Car Museum
  • walkways & bush walks from village centre
  • cycle tracks
  • art galleries
  • museum
  • specialty shops
  • cafes & bars
  • day spas
  • tastings of local foods
  • Geraldine Cheese Factory
  • Barker’s Cafe & Food store
  • Geraldine Farm tours
  • golf courses

Day Trips from Geraldine

  • Mount Sunday – Lord of the Rings film site
  • Hakatere Conservation area: Lake Camp, Lake Clearwater, Lake Heron, day walks, access to the Te Aroha Trail
  • Peel Forest: Native bush walks & day tramps to Little Mt Peel, Horse treks, Green Man cafe & music. 
  • Rangitata River Rafting 
  • Mesopotamia & Erewhon Stations
  • Timaru City: Caroline Bay boardwalk & piazza, Te Ana Maori rock art centre
  • Lake Tekapo: Alpine spa, hot pools, ice-skating, snow tubing, night sky observatory
  • Mt Cook: Sealy Tarns, Hooker Valley, glacier tours

For more information: Check out all Geraldine has to offer on https://geraldine.nz/