Story: Country towns

Geraldine tourist shops

Geraldine tourist shops

From the 1990s many country towns began to appeal to urban consumers. Geraldine is on the main tourist bus route from Christchurch to Aoraki/Mt Cook. Many buses stop there, allowing their passengers time for a coffee and a quick shop. Food outlets and fashionable shops have sprung up to cater for this new market.

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Jock Phillips, 'Country towns - New developments, 1990 onward', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 February 2023)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008