Geraldine walks and hiking in New Zealand
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Geraldine is a lovely small town 30 minutes drive from Timaru and about 1.5 hours drive from Christchurch. Geraldine is also the gateway to the stunning Peel Forest Scenic Reserve, Talbot Forest Scenic Reserve, and the Mackenzie region. You’ll find plenty of short walks, full-day hikes and more in Geraldine. In particular the two scenic reserves have a number of excellent short walks.

Our list of walks in Geraldine…

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Tours near Geraldine

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Jucy Rentals are definitely the cheapest with a really big range of camper-vans. If you’re looking for a van you can stand up in or with a bit more room then try MightyBritz and Maui are very popular, they cater for small and really big campers. If you click on the “Cars” tab for car hire. I’ve found the prices quite competitive for rental cars from DriveNow, they have a huge selection from lots of different suppliers so you can price check. Use the form below to see what they have on offer.

Best places to stay while hiking in Geraldine:

I always use instead of Airbnb for all my accommodation now. It works out cheaper, they don’t have those extra “Service Fees” or extra “cleaning fees”. It looks cheap until you get to pay. Plus has a lot of holiday homes now, pretty much the same selection as Airbnb. You won’t miss out on the range. 

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