Shopping

Whether you are looking for looking for indigenous art, designer clothes, great sports equipment, superb cosmetics or pretty much anything you’ll find it here. Metropolitan Centres like Auckland and Wellington have everything from large exclusive department stores to outlet stores. Farmers Markets are proliferating all over the country and are a wonderful way to access the finest local produce in one venue. High profile tourist destinations like Taupo, Rotorua and Queenstown offer many souvenir options.

Auckland Region

Auckland offers good shopping of all types, with 7 major malls in the greater city, Sylvia Park the largest and most recently developed, and a fine selection of souvenir shops and designer shops on Queen St and in the waterfront precinct. Boutique, specialty shopping can be found at Newmarket, Devonport, Ponsonby and Parnell.

Central North Island

Taupo and Rotorua offer great opportunities for souvenir shopping.

Wellington

The Wellington CBD offers interesting, diverse shopping opportunities right in the heart of the city. Check out Lambton Quay for department stores and high profile brands and Cuba Street for budding designers and quirky innovative retail. Excellent book shops and great shoes.

Canterbury

The face of Christchurch retail has changed dramatically since the disastrous earthquakes which have plagued the city, but resilient retailers have continued to trade, many in different guises and from different premises. Check out the Cashel Mall, now a ‘Container Mall’ constructed from shipping containers (resourceful huh?).

Otago / Deep South

Dunedin, renowned for its conservative Scottish fosters the creative and has some fascinating shopping, young designers and great antiques.

Queenstown, a tourism hub offers excellent retail.

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