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Top Choice Books in Wellington

Unity Books

Sets the standard for every bookshop in the land, with dedicated NZ tables piled high.
Food & Drinks in Wellington

Moore Wilson's

A call-out to self-caterers: this positively swoon-inducing grocer is one of NZ's most committed supporters of independently produced and artisanal produce. If you want to chew on the best of Wellington and NZ, here…
Market in Wellington

Underground Market

On Saturday mornings (and the occasional Sunday) the car park under Frank Kitts Park is filled with stalls selling interesting craft, artsy gifts, clothes by up-and-coming designers, and nibbles – plus the inevitabl…
Market in Wellington

Harbourside Market

Around 25,000 locals visit this market every Sunday. Why? Well, it's in a scenic spot next to Te Papa, and you can find everything here from a jar of raspberry jam to an heirloom carrot to a cinnamon roll. There's l…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Wellington

Bello

A sweet little boutique full of gorgeous things – not the least of which are the charming staff, who will point you in the direction of designer glassware, refined fragrances, floaty scarves and luxurious homewares.
Shopping Centre in Wellington

Old Bank

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

Slow Boat Records

Country, folk, pop, indie, metal, blues, soul, rock, Hawaiian nose-flute music – it's all here at Slow Boat, Wellington's long-running music shop and Cuba St mainstay.
Art in Wellington

Kura

Contemporary Māori and NZ art: painting, ceramics, jewellery and sculpture. A gorgeous gallery – come for a look even if you're not buying.
Gifts & Souvenirs in Wellington

Brown & Co

Your one-stop-shop for stuffed bats, Jesus terrariums, monkey skulls, rabbit feet, art books and kooky gifts for 'house and homme'.
Clothing in Wellington

Mandatory

Fancy duds for dudes: great service and sharp tailoring for the capital's cool cats.