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Local Attractions

  • Rustic seating.Choice of two golf courses - Andrew (10 hcp) is available to accompany you on a round of golf, summer evenings & weekends

  • 4 x 4 Scenic Drive Tours – Lord of the Rings Site tours.

  • Skiing - Mount Dobson skifield is only an hours drive away, Mt Hutt skifield about 1and 1/4 hours, and Lake Tekapo Skifield slightly further at about an hour and a half.

  • Salmon & Trout fishing - Some of the world's most famous salmon fishing spots on the Rangitata river which is very close, are easily accessible from centrally situated Rivendell, while smaller rivers like the Opihi and around Peel Forest that trout fisherman can enjoy are also very handy.

  • Quaint sayings.White Water Rafting - Also close by on the Rangitata river with two main companies Rangitata Rafts & Hidden Valleys

  • Scenic Walks - Only further up the road at Woodbury, or as close as 15 minutes away to Peel Forest Park which also has picnic areas and forest walks

  • Stonebridge - an architecturally designed reception centre, restaurant & venue in Geraldine. Includes a large enthusiastic support cast who offer accommodation, transport, photography, entertainment, pyrotechnics & lighting displays, sound, catering and all things that make events go to plan. Great for weddings, functions and more. Use our accommodation facilities here at Rivendell while you attend functions at Stonebridge. Visit the Stonebridge website

  • Vineyards

  • Horse Trekking

  • Outside relaxation.Hunting - Red Stag, Himalayan Thar, Chamois & many more species are in close proximity

  • Historic Town Trail - a brochure from the iSite leads you on a one-hour Historic Town Trail which takes you past features varying from old buildings to the Geraldine Domain, the old Post Office, the museum and the old Crown Hotel, and along the path by the river.

  • Geraldine website - find out more about our great little part of the world


Our garden looking to the nearby hills where walks, hunting, skiing and more activities can be undertaken.


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