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.
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.
Market in Wellington

City Market

Expect brilliant produce, baked goods, tastings, coffee, wine, book signings, entertainment and other weekend delights at this fab undercover market. The stately 1940 Chaffers Dock Building is worth the visit alone!