Of course you will find everywhere in the country tourist shops with candles, often even with candles made by Living Light Candles. But we found it appropriate to buy these candles at the factory, situated in Takaka, Golden Bay.
We found this shop/gallery, when driving from Kaiteriteri to Golden Bay and Wharariki Beach.
We liked most the so called culture candles (with green stone or paua) and those with natural icons like dolphins and penguins. They were really original gifts for our friends and family at home. And of course for ourself.
But in the shop you will find a lot more different candles in all sizes and colours.
What to pay: from a couple of dollars till .....
Just a couple of km's from Kaiteriteri is the little village of Marahau. Here 'at the end' of the world you may find this rather unique art gallery.
Inside you will find lots of nice and real NZ-gifts, crafts and arts.
Outside is an unique garden full with huge wooden sculptures. For us the most impressive was the one of 'Abel Tasman', our fellow country man.
Even it you don't buy anything it is a pleasure to browse around.