Geraldine Vintage Car & Machinery Museum

Christchurch & Canterbury

Rev-heads will enjoy this lovingly maintained vintage car collection, featuring a 1907 De Dion-Bouton and a gleaming 1926 Bentley. There's also a purpose-built Daimler used for the 1954 royal tour, plus some very nice Jags, 1970s muscle cars and all sorts of farm machinery.

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1. Geraldine Historical Museum

0.68 MILES

Occupying the photogenic Town Board Office building (1885), this cute little museum tells the town's story with an eclectic mix of exhibits, including an…

2. Talbot Forest Scenic Reserve

1.31 MILES

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4. Caroline Bay Park

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5. Aigantighe Art Gallery

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8. South Canterbury Museum

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