Top Choice Shopping Centre in Christchurch


In a city mourning the loss of its heritage, this postearthquake conversion of a 19th-century tannery couldn't be more welcome. The Victorian buildings have been jooshed up in period style, and filled with boutique …
Department Store in Christchurch


A venerable Christchurch department store selling men’s and women’s fashions, cosmetics, travel goods and speciality NZ gifts. Fashionistas should check out the Contemporary Lounge upstairs.
Mall in Christchurch

Westfield Riccarton

The most convenient of the city's suburban megamalls, Westfield houses a huge selection of fashion, homeware and entertainment outlets. There's also a cinema multiplex, a supermarket and stacks of food outlets.
Market in Christchurch

Riccarton Sunday Market

Allegedly the South Island's largest outdoor market, this 300-stall-strong extravaganza offers everything from Cornish pasties and fresh produce, to hand-crafted jewellery and bric-a-brac. Take bus 83 from the city.
Mall in Christchurch


This labyrinth of shipping containers was the first retail 'mall' to reopen in the CBD postquakes. With cafes, food trucks, shops and people-watching opportunities, it remains a pleasant place to hang out, particula…
Sports & Outdoors in Christchurch

Bivouac Outdoor

This independently owned chain of shops stocks a great range of outdoors equipment and clothing.
Supermarket in Christchurch

New World

Stock up on supplies.
Art in Akaroa

Artisans' Gallery

The output of local artisans working in fabric, glass, ceramic and wood is showcased in this cute little shop.
Mall in Christchurch

Colombo Mall

Within walking distance of the CBD, this neat little mall sports interesting, independent shops with an emphasis on gorgeous and groovy, plus respectable food outlets proffering dumplings, French fancies and picnic …
Mall in Christchurch

New Regent St

A forerunner to the modern mall, this pretty little stretch of pastel Spanish Mission–style shops was described as NZ's most beautiful street when it was completed in 1932. Fully restored postearthquake, it's once a…