Top Choice Drink in Wellington

Garage Project

Put yourself in the pitcher at Garage Project microbrewery in bohemian Aro Valley, where you can buy craft beer by the litre, petrol-pump style. Try the Vesuvian Pale Ale or chance your arm on the Pernicious Weed. F…
Art in Wellington


Contemporary indigenous art: painting, ceramics, jewellery and sculpture. A gorgeous galley – come for a look even if you're not buying.
Art in Wellington

Ora Gallery

Fresh, bold, bright contemporary art including sculpture, weaving, glass and jewellery: gifts for someone who's waiting for you back home. You can get a coffee here, too.
Department Store in Wellington

Kirkcaldie & Stains

New Zealand’s answer to Bloomingdale’s or Harrods, established in 1863. Bring your travel documents with you for tax-free bargains.
Food & Drink in Martinborough

Martinborough Wine Merchants

An excellent spot to buy a couple of bottles or cases of local wine (and maybe taste a few). Also sells olive oils, books, clothing and art, and rents out bikes ($25/35 per half-/full day) for cellar-door adventures…
Books in Wellington

Unity Books

Sets the standard for every bookshop in the land, with a dedicated NZ table piled high.
Shopping Centre in Wellington

Old Bank Shopping Arcade

This dear old building on a wedge-shaped city site is home to indulgent, high-end shops, predominantly jewellers and boutiques. Check out the fab mosaic floors and Corinthian columns.
Clothing in Wellington

Hunters & Collectors

Beyond the best-dressed window in NZ you'll find off-the-rack and vintage clothing (punk, skate, Western and mod), plus shoes and accessories. 'Nothing haunts us like the things we didn't buy', says the sign in the …
Gifts & Souvenirs in Wellington


Exquisite jewellery, clothing, bags, ceramics, cosmetics – a lovely shop with lots of beautiful NZ-made things.
Sports & Outdoors in Wellington

Bivouac Outdoor

The best of the outdoor shops around Wellington, staffed by people who know because they go.