New Zealand shopping

Top Choice Shopping Centre in Christchurch


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 Shopping Centre in Auckland

St Kevins Arcade

Built in 1924, this historic, renovated shopping arcade has interesting stores selling vintage clothing and organic and sustainable goods. The arcade also has excellent cafes and restaurants.
Top Choice Photography in Queenstown

Romer Gallery

Stunning gallery of large-format, perspex-finished NZ landscapes from renowned Queenstown-based photographer Stephan Romer. Images are up to $15,000 a pop, but they display a rare beauty.
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Thames

Bounty Store

Excellent arts and crafts shop with loads of local products and a quirky selection of Kiwiana NZ works. Highly recommended for distinctive souvenirs and gifts.
Top Choice Music in Auckland

Real Groovy

Masses of new, secondhand and rare releases in vinyl and CD format, as well as concert tickets, giant posters, DVDs, books, magazines and clothes.
Top Choice Books in Wellington

Unity Books

Sets the standard for every bookshop in the land, with dedicated NZ tables piled high.
Top Choice Cosmetics in Palmerston North

Herb Farm

Demand for Lynn Kirkland's homemade natural remedies led to the Herb Farm opening in 1993. Her daughter joined the business, and together they sell beautiful, natural skincare and health products on 1 hectare of fai…
Top Choice Market in Auckland

Otara Flea Market

Held in the car park between the Manukau Polytech and the Otara town centre, this market has a palpable Polynesian atmosphere and is good for South Pacific food, music and fashion. Catch a train on the southern line…
Top Choice Music in Tauranga

Vinyl Destination

Not your ordinary record shop, this exceptionally hip establishment doubles as a cafe, a music venue and even a radio station (105.4FM). If there's anything interesting happening around town gig-wise, the clued-up s…