Geraldine Walking & Hiking Guide

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Here’s our pick of the best walks & hiking tracks in Geraldine

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.

List of all walks in Geraldine

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Acland Falls – Clarke Flat – Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve

1.4 km • 1 hour • Medium

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Acland Falls Track – Te Wanahu – Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve

1.6 km • 1 hour • Medium

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Allans Track Walk – Te Wanahu – Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve

5 km • 3 hours • Hard

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Big Tree Walk – Te Wanahu – Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve

1.6 km • 30 minutes • Easy

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Dennistoun Bush Walk – Blandswood – Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve

1.8 km • 1 hour • Easy

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Emily Falls Walk – Blandswood – Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve

3.2 km • 1.5 hours • Medium

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Fern Walk – Te Wanahu – Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve

3.3 km • 1.5 hours • Easy

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Kahikatea Track Walk – Talbot Forest Scenic Reserve

683 m • 10 minutes • Easy

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Kahikatea Walk – Clarke Flat – Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve

1.9 km • 1 hour • Easy

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Little Mt Peel – Huatekerekere via Deer Spur Walk

9.2 km • 4-6 hours • Hard

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Matai Track – Talbot Forest Scenic Reserve

680 m • 10 minutes • Very easy

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Pekapeka Gully Track

3.8 km • 1 hour • Medium

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Rata Falls Walk – Blandswood – Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve

3 km • 2 hours • Medium

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Reservoir Track – Talbot Forest Scenic Reserve

225 m • 5 minutes • Very easy

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Ribbonwood Track Walk

4.5 km • 1 hour • Medium

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South Ridge Track – Blandswood – Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve

7 km • 7 hours • Very hard

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Totara Track Walk – Talbot Forest Scenic Reserve

302 m • 5 minutes • Very easy

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Waihi River Walkway

2.5 km • 30 minutes • Easy

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