Location

Peel Forest Outdoor Centre is located in a beautiful area adjacent to the Rangitata and Orari Rivers, Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve and at the foothills of the Southern alps.

Location Map

Directions

Located in South Canterbury, close to Geraldine, the Peel Forest Outdoor Centre is easy to reach from:

– SH1 between Ashburton & Timaru
– SH72 the Inland Scenic Route
– SH79 from Mt Cook/Fairlie.

From the North

Head down State Highway 1 until you reach Rakaia.  At the Mobil Station, turn right and follow the signs for Geraldine.  Once you cross the Rangitata River, turn right at Arundel and follow the signs for Peel Forest.

From the South

Travel up State Highway 1 until you reach Rangitata.  Turn left towards Geraldine.  At the Orari River Bridge turn right at the signpost for Peel Forest.  Then left 5 kilometres later, again signposted.  Follow the road to Peel Forest

Driving Distances

  • Geraldine – 15 mins
  • Christchurch – 110 mins
  • Timaru – 45 mins
  • Ashburton – 40 mins