As a boutique shopping village, Geraldine features indigenous Maori arts, sculpture, woodwork, clothing, photography and artwork, as well as a tasty selection of handmade chocolates, cheeses, jams, sauces and dessert toppings.
Talbot Forest at the heart of the village has many short bush walks, as does the Waihi River. The village features a museum, vintage machinery museum, glass blowing, a lovely cinema and a fine choice of cafes and restaurants for eating out.
The Geraldine Vintage Car Club and Machinery Museum has a display of over 1400 exhibits. These include 101 tractors from 1912 onwards, including the oldest working tractor in New Zealand and thirty vintage cars from 1905. An interesting collection of classic cars. There are many items of farm equipment including hot air engines, stationary motors and a Threshing Mill. Also on display is a 1929 Spartan Biplane, household items, agricultural equipment and much much more.