Akaroa Chines


Cafes open onto the streets and the harbour promenade, where boutique art and craft shops abound. Those who enjoy walking will find charming lanes, colonial architecture and stunning views along the way. 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.

    Location7 Church Street, Akaroa


    Phone03 304 8035

  • EFTPOS and foreign exchange services are available Monday - Friday 10:00am to 3:00pm excluding public holidays.
    ATM Facility is available 24 hours. Corner of Rue Lavaud and Rue Balguerie.

    Location73 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa


    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


    Phone03 304 5809

  • 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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    Phone03 325 1944

  • 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. 

    LocationCellar Door 43 Lighthouse Rd, Akaroa


    Phone021 304566

  • Beautifully hand crafted and colourful clothing locally made and designed in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Clothing designed by Emma Manhart, who has shown at NZ fashion week, and shop curated by Mark Kolff, Mr Peacock is something bright and different. We are also proud to stock exclusively NZ-made accessories, shoes, socks and underwear. Come and visit us at Mr Peacock, where there are no limits to the bright colours and wild prints you could discover yourself wearing. Find us located between Akaroa’s historic bank and St Peters Church on Rue Balguerie.

    LocationShop 3, 8 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa


    Phone03 304 8753

  • 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. Kate and the team will look after you! 

    Location40e Rue Lavaud


    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


    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


    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


    Phone03 304 8750

  • 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


    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


    Phone03 304 8542 or 021 246 9556

  • 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


    Phone03 304 7054

  • We offer a wide range of New Zealand brands and products that provide gift ideas for any occasion. Make your pick from our extensive selection of t-shirts, hoodies, jackets, caps, kitchen items, All Blacks kids apparel, Maori themed masks, figurines and pendants, postcards, sunglasses and much more. We are proud to carry a selected range of New Zealand made products such as Manuka honey and soaps, environment friendly take away cups with NZ theme designs, several paua and greenstone jewellery plus we are the only store with Pipi Ma Maori Language products. 

    Location74a Rue Lavaud, Akaroa


    Phone03 304 7784

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

    Location55 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa



  • 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


    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


    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


    Phone03 304 7002 or 027 504 7270