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Top Choice Shopping Centre in Christchurch

Tannery

In a city mourning the loss of its heritage, this post-earthquake conversion of a 19th-century tannery couldn't be more welcome. The Victorian buildings have been beautifully restored, and are crammed with all manne…
Top Choice Art in Raglan

Toi Hauāuru Studio

Run by local artist Simon Te Wheoro, this excellent gallery/shop is located 2km from Raglan on the road from Hamilton. Contemporary artwork and sculpture with a Māori influence and pounamu (greenstone) carvings are …
Top Choice Market in Central Hobart

Farm Gate Market

The waterfront Salamanca Market has dominated for decades, but this hyperactive foodie street-mart is giving it a run for its money. Trading commences with the ding of a big brass bell: elbow your way in for the bes…
Top Choice Market in Salamanca Place & the Waterfront

Salamanca Market

Every Saturday morning since 1972, the open-air Salamanca Market has lured hippies and craft merchants from the foothills to fill the tree-lined expanses of Salamanca Place with their stalls. Fresh organic produce, …
Top Choice Shopping Centre in City Centre & Haymarket

Strand Arcade

Constructed in 1891, the beautiful Strand rivals the QVB in the ornateness stakes. The three floors of designer fashions, Australiana and old-world coffee shops will make your shortcut through here considerably long…
Top Choice Art in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst

Artery

Step into a world of mesmerising dots and swirls at this small gallery devoted to Aboriginal art. Artery's motto is 'ethical, contemporary, affordable', and while large canvases by more established artists cost in t…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Deloraine

Deloraine Creative Studios

The arts and crafts being produced in this artist-operated studio space are a cut above many galleries and craft shops on the island. Wander around to see artisans at work in their open studios – if you like the fin…
Top Choice Market in Launceston

Harvest

Excellent weekly gathering of organic producers and sustainable suppliers from around northern and western Tasmania. Craft beer and cider, artisan baked goods, cheese, Mt Direction olives, salmon from 41° Degrees So…
Top Choice Homewares in Fitzroy, Collingwood & Abbotsford

Third Drawer Down

It all started with its signature tea-towel designs (now found in MoMA in New York) at this 'museum of art souvenirs'. It makes life beautifully unusual by stocking absurdist pieces with a sense of humour as well as…
Top Choice Books in MONA & Northern Hobart

State Cinema Bookstore

Wander through a hole in the wall from the artful State Cinema into the 1883 building next door (a former department store), to discover a wonderful world of words, pages and pages with words on them. Art, architect…