Souvenir Shopping Part 2, 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 2 Map

Guide Name: Souvenir Shopping Part 2
Guide Location: New Zealand » Auckland (See other walking tours in Auckland)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Author: Daniel
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The Warehouse

1) The Warehouse

What to buy here: Wooden Buzzy Bees.

Every New Zealand child has grown up with a colourfully painted wooden buzzy bee. It has a string attached that toddlers pull along. This distinctive children’s toy has been around since the 1930s and the image itself is experiencing a fashionable rebirth as a popular image on a whole range of domestic media including tea towels, canvas and T-shirts. Pull along wooden buzzy bees are an iconic New Zealand gift that kiwis give to each other so for a gift...   view more
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Hartings

2) Hartings

What to buy here: Sheepskin Rugs.

New Zealand has more sheep than people, a long standing joke amongst New Zealand’s immediate neighbours. Natural, undyed sheepskin rugs are representative of New Zealand’s huge farming industry. Sheepskin rugs are super soft, natural and a warm shade of cream. People are always surprised at how soft they feel. The rugs are locally made and each piece is uniquely shaped. They come in a range of sizes and many stores provide the sheepskin rugs in vacuum...   view more
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Countdown

3) Countdown

What to buy here: Pineapple Lumps, Manuka Honey & Marmite.

One of the most requested food items for New Zealanders living overseas is Pascall’s Pineapple Lumps. Unique to New Zealand from 1935, they are an extremely popular New Zealand confectionary. If you have a sweet tooth or are souvenir shopping for someone with a sweet tooth, you can assure yourself and them that Pascall Pineapple Lumps are a national delicacy. Pineapple lumps are small square lumps of pineapple flavoured chewy...   view more
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Auckland Museum Store

4) Auckland Museum Store

What to buy here: Greenstone.

Greenstone is similar in appearance to jade but in New Zealand, the stone is distinctly darker and softer. Revered by the indigenous Maori, common greenstone gifts are pendants, kiwi sculptures and even just a small block of greenstone itself. New Zealand greenstone (also known as pounamu) is very soft so it lends itself well to a range of beautiful gifts that showcases its innate beauty whilst at the same time, embodying New Zealand’s clean green image. For a...   view more
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The Texan Art School

5) The Texan Art School

What to buy here: Bone Pendants.

The indigenous Maori of New Zealand often carved whale bone. Today, bone pendants are mainly carved from beef bone. Carved in the shapes of various traditional Maori motifs, bone pendants are popular gifts for young people. Most pendants come with a small card explaining the significance of that particular motif. For example, a Maori koru which looks like a curled fern frond, symbolises new life and beginnings. A pendant in the shape of a twist embodies the...   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 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
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 1

Souvenir Shopping Part 1

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: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km

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