Southern Destinations: November 07, 2019

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GERALDINE & pLEAsANt poINt

southern holiday destinations spring-summer 2020

Berry Barn

Bakery & CaFé

Filled Rolls, Pies, Hot Food, Slices,

Sweet Treats and Coffee, Tea and

other Beverages. Select showcase

kiwi baking at its finest. Enjoy the

enchanting atmosphere choosing

between their indoor or outdoor

seating.

They cater for tour coaches, travelling

a Warm WeLCome

at geraLdine

moteLS

Enjoy the unique country village

atmosphere of Geraldine with their

wide range of cafés, galleries and

shops. Stop over at the Geraldine

Motels located on the south side

of the town centre. You will feel a

warm hospitable welcome to this

accommodation which is clean,

comfortable and self-contained

all within 200 metres of the town’s

restaurants, cafés, movie theatre and

shopping area.

You will be warmly welcomed by

owner operators, Joseph, Mayumi

and Helley who will help you get

settled and make sure you’re

comfortable throughout your stay.

Enjoy the free WiFi for all guests

and pets are welcome by prior

berry barn

bakery & cafe

open 7am - 4pm

76 Talbot Street, Geraldine

03 693 9900

visitors and the local community.

Providing them all with a delectable

culinary experience.

Stop by when you are in Geraldine at

The Four Peaks Plaza, 76 Talbot Street.

They are open 7 days a week from 7am

- 4pm. Ph: (03) 693 9900

arrangement.

Geraldine Motels is only a short

walk to the bowling green, tennis

courts, heated swimming pool, parks,

domain, museums, and bush and

river walks. You have your choice of

two golf courses to play on which are

within a 5 minute drive and the large

park-like garden behind the units

borders the Waihi River, which is a

scenic place to relax.

Situated 1.5 hours from the

Christchurch airport and a 1.5 hour

drive to the ski fields, Geraldine is

located in South Canterbury along

the popular Scenic Touring Routes.

Phone: +64 3 693 8501.

Email: info@geraldinemotels.co.nz

Geraldine

MOTELS

We are looking forward to hosting you

• Short stroll to Village centre

• Spacious standard and superior

family and studio units

• All units are fully self contained

and serviced daily

• 3 Sky channels

• Off street undercover parking

97 Talbot Street, GERALDINE, SOUTH CANTERBURY, NZ

Phone: 03 693 8501 | Fax: 03 693 8801

Email: info@geraldinemotels.co.nz | www.geraldinemotels.co.nz

Your Hosts: Joseph, Mayumi and Helley Jones

RESERVATIONS 0800 400 404

PLeaSant Point -

BUiLt on HoSPitaLity

One of the main attractions in this

quaint country town of close to 1300

is their Award winning PLEASANT

POINT MUSEUM & RAILWAY, which

has a stellar reputation for being one

of the best of its kind in the country.

When the Fairlie Branch Railway

Line closed in 1968, a group of

enthusiasts established the Pleasant

Point Railway and Historical Society

based upon “a vision, a rusty steam

locomotive, a vandalized train station

and no money!”

The Museum & Railway is run

entirely by volunteers and has

become one of South Canterbury’s

premier attractions. The Museum

hosts two former New Zealand

Railways wonderfully restored

STEAM LOCOMOTIVES and the one

of worlds’ only operational FORD

MODEL T RAILCAR built from the

1925 original NZR plans. They only

built 2 in 1925 for use down on 2

short Southland branch lines and

then they scrapped them in 1931.

This unique vehicle only holds 11

passengers and looks more like

a bus on rail wheels. It was built

mUSt StoP

For iCe Cream

When traveling or on a warm

summer’s day or anytime actually,

ice cream is a much welcomed treat.

Pleasant Point Dairy is a well known

destination spot for ice cream

and so much more. After you grab

some snack foods, a newspaper or

magazine, a coffee or a cool drink,

you can choose your favourite

flavour of their 19 ice creams choices.

Can’t decide, that’s easily fixed by

having a mix of flavours on one

cone. Not to mention the full range

PLEASANT POINT

MUSEUM & RAILWAY

19kms west of Timaru

VISIT award winning Museum & Railway

RIDE Steam Locos, Model T Railcar...

holiday weekends VIEW displays, Old Time Movie

Theatre, Model Railway, Printing Room & much more

SPECIAL EVENTS

RAILCAR runs DAILY December 27 th 2019 to March 1 st 2020

Adults $15, Child $10 includes a guided tour of our complex

XMAS / NEW YEAR steam railway running times: 10.30am to

the last train at 4pm December 2019: 27th & 28th

January, 2020: 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 12th, 19th

Adults $12, Child $6

Phone 03 614 8323 (24 hour train info line)

www.pleasantpointrail.org.nz

by local and museum railway

volunteers from original drawings

and blueprints.

The museums working fleet also

includes an Ab699 from 1922 and

a D16 from 1878, plus 2 diesel

locomotives and the rail car is the

only one operating in the Southern

Hemisphere and there are a very

small number operating in UK and

USA. The society members have relaid

the railway track.

On some weekends and public

holidays, the locomotives pull

historic carriages along 2 kms of

track that was once part of the old

35 mile branch line to Fairlie. The

trains run from the restored former

Pleasant Point railway station to

Keanes Crossing where there is

a vintage Movie Theatre, Printing

Room, Operating Model Railway

Room, a restored old NZ Railways

Ganger hut, a Children’s playground,

a collection of Railway rolling stock

and much more.

of novelties from ice blocks to your

favourite Kapiti ice cream. Serving

only New Zealand’s finest Tip Top ice

cream, you can taste the goodness.

You will be welcomed by their

friendly staff and owners Murray and

Selena are there to serve you with a

smile. Feeling lucky? Try your hand

at lotto.

No matter your destination, make a

point of stopping today at Pleasant

Point Dairy. No ordinary dairy.

Pleasant Point

DAIRY

• Ice Cream • Sweets

• Groceries • Snack Foods

• Newspapers • Chicken & Chips

• Coffee • Refreshments

• Motor Camp Bookings

For all your needs call in & see

Murray, Selena and the team.

Open 7 days | Ph 03 614 7515

75 Main Road, Pleasant Point

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