Shopping & Shop Hours

New Zealand offers a huge variety of shopping from arts and craft markets, galleries and museum shops to exclusive designer stores. Sheepskin and leather goods, paua (abalone shell) and Maori carvings in wood, bone and greenstone (jade) are known as traditional New Zealand souvenirs.

Shopping hours in New Zealand vary a great deal but are generally 9.00am-5.30pm, Monday-Saturday. Most stores in towns and cities are open Sundays for slightly limited hours (usually around 10.00am-4.30pm). Stores catering to tourists are usually open every day, often with extended hours.