Shopping | Akaroa – New Zealand

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Shopping

Cafes open onto the streets and harbour promenades, and boutique art and craft shops and galleries show off superb local works. Specialist shops offer a tempting variety of goods and those who enjoy walking will find charming lanes, colonial architecture and stunning views along the way. Akaroa is rich in Arts and Crafts with some exquisite local boutiques starting with a must see visit to the 'Little River Art Gallery' as you drive through Little River. You will love the shopping in Akaroa where you can walk from one end to the other in 15 minutes. And when you are tired of shopping, take a break in a local restaurant or cafe and replenish with a coffee or a wine at a table with a view of the harbour.

  • We stock a wide range of possum, wool, oilskin clothing and souvenirs. Natural coloured sheepskins, sheepskin slippers and footwear. We stock a wide range of the finest merino and possum clothing. We stock Merino Mink, Koru, Native World, McDonald, Lothlorian, Merino Possum, My Merino, Bay Road and other brands of Merino Possum and Merino clothing. We pride ourselves in being NZ made. Friendly and helpful staff to assist you. Eftpos and Mail order available.

    Location8 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa

    Email woolshednz@xtra.co.nz

    Phone03 304 7060

  • Welcome to our Four Square store! We're proud to be part of the long-standing iconic Kiwi brand that has been the local for New Zealand communities since 1924. So whether you're keeping it local, or on tour, we're here to make it easy for you. Become a local, and shop where all Kiwis love to shop. Always welcome. Always local. Always Four Square. Summer Hours: Monday to Sunday: 8.00am – 8.00pm. 

    Location72 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa, 7520

    Emailakaroa@foursquare-si.co.nz

    Phone03 304 7054

  • We offer a great selection of NZ gifts and souvenirs from t-shirts and t-towels to beautiful NZ made Paua and Greenstone jewellery...and much more! Come have a look at the amazing work of our local greenstone master carver Graeme Wylie, who exclusively displays and sells his jewellery and other greenstone art work in our shop. After some retail therapy book your next adventure with us! Whether you want to hire a bike or a kayak, view dolphins, penguins or alpacas, go on a tour on the volcanic rim, we can organize tours and activities for you. Wildlife kayaking, paddle boarding, mountain biking, surfing, electric skateboards, wet suits, boogie boards and other hire equipment available.

    Location74a Rue Lavaud, Akaroa

    EmailAkaroaAdventureCentre@gmail.com

    Phone03 304 7784

  • Automotive Repairs, Service Station, Motor Accessories & Spare Parts and Retail. Call Brian and the team.

    Location55 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa

    Emailakaroaaut@xtra.co.nz

    Phone03 304 7055

  • For your dinner, weekend BBQ, lush or laid back Christmas we have a range of quality fresh meat and Akaroa salmon, manuka smoked ham and bacon and charcuterie. Our fresh gluten and preservative free sausages are made weekly on site by butchers Brendan and Ben and you'll often smell hams and bacon being smoked as you wander Rue Lavaud. For a platter, picnic or nibble we have a range of local and European cheeses, pates, pickles, olives, etc. as well as award winning local olive oils and sauces, pasta and meaty accompaniments. Oh, and your everyday basics. Pies and eggs.

    Location67 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa

    Emailakaroabutchery@gmail.com

    Phone03 304 7038

  • Situated on the main waterfront of Akaroa, we stock a wide selection of gift and homewares to suit the most discerning of tastes. By striving to buy and sell New Zealand designed and made products, and personally handpicking our suppliers, we are able to make a conscious effort in sell NZ made goods and local crafts. Some of our producers include Stone the Crows, Jill Mann, The Garden Party and MZ Design. We are open 7 Days, so come in and see us for a gift for someone else, a gift for you, or a memento of your time in Akaroa.

    Location65 Beach Road, Akaroa

    Emailcruise@akaroadolphins.co.nz

    Phone03 304 7866

  • Akaroa Pharmacy. Your number one choice for: Prescriptions, Stationery, Passport Photos, Gifts, Sun Care Products, Cosmetics, Photo Processing. Your one-stop Pharmaceutical Shop. Friendly service.

    Location55 Beach Road, Akaroa

    Emailakaroapharmacy@gmail.com

    Phone03 304 7002 or 027 504 7270

  • We stock a wide range of possum, wool, oilskin clothing and souvenirs. Natural coloured sheepskins, sheepskin slippers and footwear. We stock a wide range of the finest merino and possum clothing. We stock Merino Mink, Koru, Native World, McDonald, Lothlorian, Merino Possum, My Merino, Bay Road and other brands of Merino Possum and Merino clothing. We pride ourselves in being NZ made. Friendly and helpful staff to assist you. Eftpos and Mail order available.

    Location7 Church Street, Akaroa

    Emailwoolshednz@xtra.co.nz

    Phone03 304 8035

  • EFTPOS and foreign exchange services are available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm, Tuesday 9.30am to 4.30pm excluding public holidays.
    ATM FACILITY IS AVAILABLE. Corner of Rue Lavaud and Rue Balguerie.
     

    Location73 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa

    Emailjulie_currey@bnz.co.nz

    Phone03 304 1026

  • Originally one of nine dairies dotting the peninsula in the late 1800s, Barrys Bay Cheese is the last remaining factory. Today, we still use the traditional recipes brought to New Zealand by the early English settlers. We believe using fresh, local Bank Peninsula milk is the key to producing such consistent, beautiful cheese.  Stop in and watch cheese making Monday through Thursday (Oct to May) and on non-make days a DVD is available. Enjoy complimentary samples and shop our assortment of local wines, craft beer and preserves available at our shop.  Open 7 days a week from 9am-5pm.

     

    Location5807 Christchurch-Akaroa Road, Barrys Bay

    Emailinfo@barrysbaycheese.co.nz

    Phone03 304 5809

  • Ça Bouge Boutique is a stylish, quality clothes store in Akaroa, New Zealand. Not only is the ultimate seaside view a must-see, but also our contemporary shopping space is stocked with a wide range of designer labels. Whether you are after street wear, workout gear or some more fashion-forward pieces, our range of prices means we can guarantee that we have something in store for you. Ça Bouge Boutique has a children’s table, an outdoor area with men’s mags, the daily newspaper and even a hitch for your pooch… It’s a shopping experience not to be missed when in Akaroa!

    Location31 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa

    Emailcabouge@xtra.co.nz

    Phone03 304 8024

  • Fire & Ice is a long established family business and one of Akaroa's iconic attractions. Owners, Margy, Dai & Esther travel the world to seek out fine quality crystals, mineral specimens, faceted gemstones and pearls which they bring back to the workshop for their jewellers to use in the designing and hand-crafting of their extensive range of jewellery.  Upon your visit you will experience helpful, knowledgeable staff passionate about what they create and sell and will take pleasure in showing you our extensive range of gemstone jewellery, New Zealand Greenstone and Paua Shell jewellery as well as the exquisite New Zealand Blue Paua Pearl. 

    Location 6 Church Street, Akaroa

    Emailfireandiceshop@clear.net.nz

    Phone03 304 7804

  • In a bay on the Western Shores of Akaroa Harbour, lies the scenic village of French Farm, where the original French Settlers first planted their vines. It is here that you will find our beautiful boutique vineyard, owned by Fraser Henderson and Elise Cailleau, leased by Renan Cataliotti. The unique terroir of the Banks Peninsula is reflected in the distinctive flavour of our wines, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and a Provencal style Rosé.

    Location79 French Farm Valley Road, RD2, Akaroa

    Emailrenan.cataliotti@gmail.com

    Phone021 02956043

  • New Zealands oldest rock and crystal shop on the water front in Akaroa. HETTIE'S is one of the last few 'working' rock and crystal shops left in the world. We manufacture tumbled stones, jewellery, spheres, and many of other items at our Christchurch Workshop, from both New Zealand and overseas material. Come and have a look at our selection, enjoy a browse, take home a momento of your visit. Bring the kids, they love our shop! Open 7 days.

    Location69 Beach road, Akaroa

    Emailakaroa@hetties.co.nz

    Phone03 304 8000

  • On the water-front, by the main wharf, you will find Akaroa's premier souvenir shop. We have the complete range, from hat pins and magnets, to caps, tee shirts and jackets. Come and see our jewellery in pounamu ( NZ greenstone), bone and paua shell. We stock Alpine Silk cosmetics, made from Lanolin oil extracted from the wool of Canterbury's high country Merino sheep. Now stocking merino and alpaca knitting yarns, New Zealand thremed quilting fabrics and embroidery kits. 

    Location73 Beach Rd, Akaroa

    Emailjust.souvenirs@clear.net.nz

    Phone03 304 7019

  • A Peninsula landmark. Enjoy delicious food and coffee in a peaceful sculpture garden. Fantastic giftshop with quality, unique and original New Zealand art. We have regular exhibitions in our Gallery exhibiting contemporary NZ sculpture, painting and jewellery. Check out our web site for our present and up and coming exhibitions. Live viewing of our art on our web site.

    LocationMain Road, Little River

    Emailart@littlerivergallery.com

    Phone03 325 1944

  • Find a gorgeous gift for the ones you love or treat yourself to that special something. Choose from our exciting collection of jewellery, colourful scarves, fabulous bags, belts and more. Visit us soon in our friendly, harbour side store! Open daily from 10.00 am until 5.00 pm.

    Location65 Beach road, Akaroa

    Emailma.cherie.akaroa@gmail.com

    Phone03 304 8830

  • The wine is grown on the hillside off Lighthouse Rd on the south side of Akaroa overlooking the township. The vineyard is readily visible from the town as well as the Main and French Bay wharves. The grape varieties grown are award winning Riesling, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. The vineyard tasting room is the Meniscus Wine Lounge located at 42 Rue Lavaud where you can enjoy a glass in the French Cottage Garden or Monet inspired Lounge. Tasty gourmet snacks, gifts and soft drinks are also available.
     

    Location42 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa

    Emailde@meniscuswines.co.nz

    Phone03 304 8754

  • The Peninsula General Store is a friendly place to relax or search for a yummy treat. Come in for a chat with friends and enjoy a fresh and tasty salad, a cup of tea served in a china cup or a fantastic coffee (awarded essential by Lonely Planet) and a handmade Florentine. We offer a wide range of organic, gluten free and gourmet foods. Our bread comes fresh every morning from Vic’s Bakehouse in Christchurch and we stock great New Zealand produce like OOB ice cream, Robinsons Bay olive oil, Provisions and Wild Country jams and sauces plus TranzAlpine honey. Ken and Yvonne Marshall will look after you! 

    Location40e Rue Lavaud

    Emailshop@peninsulageneralstore.co.nz

    Phone03 304 8800

  • La Quincaillerie or "Small shop that sells everything" is Akaroa's newest retail store. The Peninsula Trading Post is situated in the old Chemist shop and is your number one destination for all things Garden, Hardware, Homeware, stationary and many surprises too! There is a diverse range of brands stocked such as Victorinox knives, Skellerup Red bands, Full Daltons Garden range, Yates seeds and fertilisers, T Leaf T from Wellington, Full range of tools, fasteners and general hardware. 

    Location58 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa

    Emailpeninsulatradingpost@gmail.com

    Phone03 304 7007

  • At Pot Pourri we offer a wonderful range of products, beautiful homewares, souvenirs, books, children's toys and of course our famous fudge that we have been making for over 15 years. Our delicious cream and butter fudge is made onsite in the Pot Pourri kitchen.  We offer over 40 flavours and offer free tastings.  Come in for a taste! Our friendly staff will be only to happy to assist you. Open 7 days 9am - 5.30pm. 
     

    Location60 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa

    Emailpotpourri@eznet.co.nz

    Phone03 304 7052

  • Enjoy shopping on the esplanade for exclusive home wares and artwork, quirky kiwiana and quality NZ souvenirs. Studio 67 is the perfect place to find your holiday mementos or a treasured gift for friends and family. We also stock those little things you’ve forgotten to pack for special occasions. À bientôt. Open 10.00 am - 5.00 pm, seven days.

    Location67 Beach road, Akaroa

    Emailstudiosixtyseven09@gmail.com

    Phone03 304 8750

  • The Akaroa Village Inn Shoppe is located across from the Main Wharf and is your destination for all things yummy! From Chocolates, Chips, Nuts, Cookie and Energy Bars, we also have a small Gluten Free range. ICE-CREAM! Yes, we have a freezer full of cold, delicious ice-creams! A wonderful way to end the evening is having an ice-cream and walking along the wharf! Take away Coffee & THE BEST* Hot Chocolate in Akaroa! (*as rated by our guests). We also stock local Cheese from Barrys Bay and Kingfisher Smoked Salmon, Honey and Olive Oil.

    Location81 Beach Road, Akaroa

    Emailakaroavillageinn@xtra.co.nz

    Phone03 304 1111 or 0800 695 2000

  • The Blue Pearl Gallery is situated at the end of the main wharf in Akaroa. Our jewellery is designed and crafted by the two jewellers on the premises. Our Blue Pearl Gallery has a range of beautiful jewellery for you to choose from: New Zealand Blue Pearls, Tahitian Black Pearls, Akoya White Pearls, New Zealand greenstone and whalebone, Baltic amber jewellery & a selection of our handmade diamond rings. 

    LocationMain Wharf, Akaroa

    Emailpearls@nzbluepearls.co.nz

    Phone03 304 7262

  • Pohatu Penguins booking office, souvenir shop and gallery. Booking office for Pohatu Penguin Colony, adventure tours, guided kayaking, The Banks Peninsula Track and many more exciting local attractions. Our souvenir and gift shop, features local works, jewellery, toys, T-shirts, books and photography all locally made. Another part of the shop is Le Petit Manchot Gallery. With fortnightly exhibitions by local artists.

    LocationUnit 3, 8 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa

    Emailtours@pohatu.co.nz

    Phone03 304 8542 or 021 246 9556