South Island Shopping

  • The new shop in the container mall.
    The new shop in the container mall.
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  • Maori Kite
    Maori Kite
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  • Winery view
    Winery view
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South Island Shopping

  • the 4 main Shopping Malls

    Christchurch Shopping

    This is Christchurch’s and – nearly logical – the South Island’s biggest shopping mall. You have a choice of 150 shops, and especially if you are looking for shoes this is the place to go. Sometimes I have the impression every second shop is for shoes – and I still do not find what I want LOL There are also some nice clothes and homeware stores,...

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  • Artcenter Market

    Christchurch Shopping

    UPDATE - unfortunately this has been closed since the February 2011 earthquakes. Located in the back of the Art Center building, the Fudge Cottage is a small yet fully stocked sweets outlet. Regardless if you call them candies, sweets or lollies, the Fudge Cottage will have something for you. The ladies were quite nice to explain some of the...

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    Christchurch Shopping

    The Malls around Christchurch are some of the best places to go looking for most of the items you need. You can get around them quite easily via the Orbiter Bus which has its route going past Northlands, The Palms, Eastgate, Westgate (Riccarton) and Barrington Malls plus the Bush Inn centre. Anything and everything

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  • Kathmandu

    Christchurch Shopping

    Standing at corner of Lichfield St and Colombo St, you have a selection of stores at your fingertips practically in all directions: Bivouac/Outdoors, Kathmandu, The Great Outdoors, High Country, Snow Gum, Footrunner Anything outdoor. Not that I'm much of an experienced outdoor person, but judging from these stores, the stores mostly sell really...

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  • Souvenirs

    I do like local Souvenirs shops... in a small towns especially - they have some endemic spirit...and it's a pitty I haven't buy any broad-brim ! about $72 for a broad-brim

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  • Potherbs

    You will not have any problems with vegetables and market gardening there, but some kind of greens are not so used in NZ like in Europe. For example it was not easy to find some fennel for russian borsch I have cooked there...

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  • Don't come here to shop

    Don't come to NZ to shop up big. There is so much more there to spend you money on than boring stuff you can buy everywhere else and for much cheaper. BUT if you are wanting genuine NZ products you can't go past the woollen clothing and the possum fur clothes. It is quite expensive but very good quality.

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  • Kiwi stuff to buy home

    Found that souvenir are not cheap in New Zealand. But since one has come so far, best to spend a bit to take some back for memories and for friends and relatives.The T-shirts and caps of New Zealand logos, fern leaf, kiwi and rugby team are cool.Popular things to buy are tiki (Maori traditional ornaments) made from nephrite greenstone, whale...

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  • High Class Art to buy

    If you like some very nice art with a New Zealand theme, you should stop bye here if you are in Central Otago. Featured artists seem to specialise in local South Island and wildlife scenes. A great momento to take home from your trip here. Otago scenes are always well liked for their colour and texture, a very unique part of the world.Open 10am -...

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  • Maori Craft

    opens every Weekend, Rain or Shine all the Stalls are roofed so no problem therebut there is a Pounamu Factory at Hokitika, at the West Coast.....the prices are lower thereyou can't miss it..the Building is full of Mural, have a look at the sec. pic Wood and Bone Craft, Pounamou..NZ Jade jewlery as well as Paua shell craft. objects for daily use...

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  • Free Food Shelf

    Check out the free food shelf in hostels everyday to save on food. Many people leave stuff like bread, pasta, sauces, etc. Lots of unopenned stuff get left too. Try to be around when the hostel staff cleans out the fridge (days when this is done is usually posted) so you can get first dibs. $0

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  • Wines of the South Island

    Seifried Winery in Nelson Wine........red and white.......of course, they send it in all parts of the world NZ$ from 12.- to ...

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  • Areamap

    fine Pottery for all daily use, Coffee Mugs an easy Gift to bring Home Coffee Mugs and small plates..around US$ 6.- and upwards for bigger items

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