A great day to be on the road, passing by beautiful scenery and plenty of sheep and cows


We saw this and put the brakes on straight away! I felt like we were in America somewhere in the outback

Named after Michael John Burke who drove a team of bullocks through the passageway which leads up into the Mackenzie country in 1855

There were seperate small buildings filled to the brim with antiques and collectibles! it was so cool

There was so much there but all really well looked after

View point over Mackenzie district farmlands


Geraldine (Māori: Heratini) is a town in the Canterbury region in the South Island of New Zealand. It is about 140 km south of Christchurch, and inland from Timaru, which is 38 km to the south. Geraldine is located on State Highway 79 between the Orari and Hae Hae Te Moana Rivers and 45 kilometres to the east of Fairlie.

A small little town quiet and relaxed, plenty of cafes around and places to shop

At the police station there was an edible garden and you could gather the herbs for free! so sweet

Rakaia river look out

As Canterbury was settled by the British, you can see with the way the farms are laid out, the huge stations set up here it really does remind me of the English farms and landscapes

Friday 6th Jan 2023