Arts & Crafts in Takaka

Paper Scissors Rock

There's no shortage of arty and crafty action along Takaka's main street, but Paper Scissors Rock stands out from the more ethnic and hippie-influenced offerings of most of the shops. Five local artists take turns t…
Homewares in Ruby Coast & Moutere Hills

Old Post Office

An endearing blend of microdeli and cafe (stocking scrumptious local jam), with a gallery and gift shop on the side. Cute cards and compact souvenirs are all go, and wines from the tiny 3-hectare Harakeke Farm winer…
Sports & Outdoors in Kaikoura

Coastal Sports

The friendly folk at this great sports shop can hook you up with hire bikes (half/full day $30/40), surf gear (board and wetsuit per day $40) and lots of local intel. There's also a good selection of hiking and outd…
Market in Nelson

Nelson Farmers Market

Relocated in late 2017 to a leafy riverside location, this market is full to bursting with local produce to fill your picnic hamper.
Market in Nelson

Nelson Market

Don’t miss Nelson Market, a big, busy weekly market featuring fresh produce, food stalls, fashion, local arts, crafts and buskers.
Wine in Blenheim


If your time is limited, pop into Wino’s, a sterling one-stop shop for some of Marlborough’s finer and less common drops.
Food in Kaikoura

Cods & Crayfish

Among all of Kaikoura’s munificent marine life, the one species you just can’t avoid is the crayfish. You can buy fresh cooked or uncooked crays from Cods & Crayfish.
Jewellery in Nelson

Jens Hansen

Gold- and silversmith workshop producing contemporary jewellery (including the accursed ring for The Lord of the Rings movies).
Arts & Crafts in Nelson

Fibre Spectrum

Pick up some hand-woven woollens from this fabulous cooperative.
Sports & Outdoors in Nelson

Rollo’s Outdoor Centre

Camping, tramping and kayak gear aplenty. Hire service, too.