Souvenir Shopping Part 1, Auckland

It would be a pity to leave Auckland without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Auckland, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.
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Souvenir Shopping Part 1 Map

Guide Name: Souvenir Shopping Part 1
Guide Location: New Zealand » Auckland (See other walking tours in Auckland)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
Author: Daniel
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N to Z Classic Kiwi Culture

1) N to Z Classic Kiwi Culture

What to buy here: Ceramic Pukekos.

Pukekos are an indigenous New Zealand bird often seen picking around on the side of the road. In their ceramic form, they make colourful and quirky gifts, especially the ones with ceramic bodies and legs made from strips of leather. They are especially becoming when sat on sideboards and mantle pieces with their legs dangling off the edge. They come in a range of colours and sizes and are all handmade. The hard part will be deciding whether one is enough or...   view more
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Icebreaker TouchLab

2) Icebreaker TouchLab

What to buy here: Icebreaker Clothing.

The New Zealand brand, Icebreaker, uses New Zealand wool – specifically Merino - for a huge range of clothing e.g. scarves, gloves, singlets, jumpers, leggings, dresses, skirts, jackets and plenty more. Icebreaker merino fabric combines all the warmth of traditional wool with the lightweight and fast drying properties of synthetic s which makes their clothing especially suitable for biking, hiking, hunting, mountaineering, multisport, travel and yoga...   view more
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Kiwiana Souvenirs and Gifts

3) Kiwiana Souvenirs and Gifts

What to buy here: Paua Shell Ashtrays and Swamp Kauri Clocks.

Treated paua shell highlights the unique array of gorgeous blues, greens and purples inherent in the shell. Paua shell ashtrays specifically are a quintessential New Zealand gift found in many New Zealand homes today. The ashtray is made from a whole half of the shell which is the perfect size for an ashtray. The shell itself is unaltered so it retains its natural shape and colour. An alternative type of paua ashtray are the resin...   view more
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Wellesley Street Post Shop

4) Wellesley Street Post Shop

What to buy here: First Day Covers of New Zealand Stamps

New Zealand is a country of avid stamp collectors. Long after the rest of the world embraced the internet and other forms of modern communication, many New Zealanders still post letters. It probably has something to do with being so far from the rest of the world so to get a letter from overseas used to be a big deal. Every year an edition of first day covers are produced. The pack includes every new stamp released in the last twelve...   view more
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Glengarry Ponsonby

5) Glengarry Ponsonby

What to buy here: 42 Below Vodka & New Zealand Wine.

42 Below Vodka is one of New Zealand’s most famous alcoholic exports. The success of this vodka is also testament to good old fashioned kiwi perseverance and ingenuity. The story of this vodka’s path to success has also been immortalised in a book about its humble beginnings. It’s called Every Bastard Says No by Geoff Ross. The book retails for approximately NZD45 and is available at most book stores. If you’d rather drink the...   view more
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Auckland Zoo

6) Auckland Zoo

What to buy here: Wooden Kiwis.

The shy kiwi is New Zealand’s national bird. They are endangered so to catch a glimpse of one, is especially memorable for most visitors to New Zealand. As a souvenir, the kiwi comes in many forms but the most classic is when it is made of wood. Wooden kiwis of many shapes and forms can be found in almost any store that sells souvenirs, art, and wooden homeware products. A fitting place to purchase wooden kiwis is at Auckland Zoo. The zoo itself has a...   view more

Walking Tours in Auckland, New Zealand

Create Your Own Walk in Auckland

Create Your Own Walk in Auckland

Creating your own self-guided walk in Auckland is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Auckland Galleries Walking Tour

Auckland Galleries Walking Tour

Auckland offers a vast range of art galleries which houses an outstanding collection of paintings and holds frequent exhibitions. Works of famous local and international artists are presented here. Fans of modern art will be especially pleased. Take the following tour to see the best Auckland art galleries!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Auckland is an interesting city which attracts a lot of tourists because of its fine landmarks and attractions. Its beautiful landscape is dominated by volcanic hills, green parks and gardens. This "city of sail" has some of the best beaches and water sports venues in the world. Check out the best attractions in Auckland in the next orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 km
Auckland Culture Tour

Auckland Culture Tour

Auckland houses a vast range of cultural venues such as museums and galleries. The New Zealand National Maritime Museum will show you local maritime activity and its history, whereas, at Ewelme Cottage you will find original kitchen equipment and household items, dating back to the 19th century. The Auckland War Memorial Museum will help you to discover the military and natural history of New Zealand. Various art galleries will surprise you with their outstanding collections of modern art.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 2

Souvenir Shopping Part 2

It would be a pity to leave Auckland without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Auckland, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Auckland Historic Buildings Tour

Auckland Historic Buildings Tour

Auckland is not famous as a historical city, but it does have a lot of historical buildings, dating back to the 19th century. These old buildings, with beautiful architecture, keep the glorious past of the city alive and are considered as landmarks. Take the following tour to see the historical buildings of Auckland.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 km
Auckland Religious Buildings Tour

Auckland Religious Buildings Tour

Auckland houses a vast array of religious buildings and places of worship. Some of them date back to the 19th century and are considered to be landmarks and fine examples of beautiful architecture. Take the following tour to see Auckland’s most important religious buildings.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km

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