Wellington Shopping Tour (Self Guided), Wellington

Wellington can satisfy almost any shopping desire with its huge variety of shops. You can find fantastic and unique items here. For instance, there are many local designer shops where you will find stylists who can help you create your own specific wardrobe. This self-guided tour will lead you through the best shops in Wellington.
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Wellington Shopping Tour Map

Guide Name: Wellington Shopping Tour
Guide Location: New Zealand » Wellington (See other walking tours in Wellington)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
Author: vickyc
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Partridge Jewelers
  • Old Bank Shopping Arcade
  • Stewart Dawsons
  • Avid Gallery
  • Unity Books
  • Iko Iko Gift Shop
  • Hunters and Collectors
  • Voon
  • Regional Wines & Spirits
Partridge Jewelers

1) Partridge Jewelers

Partridge Jewelers in Wellington makes original handmade jewelry and watches using diamonds, pearls, gold, and platinum. They have five generations of experience in this field behind them. Partridge also offers a wide range of jewelry, watches and accessories made by New Zealand masters and leading international jewelery houses.

Operation hours: Monday – Thursday 9 am – 5.30 pm; Friday 9 am – 6:30 pm; Saturday 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday & Public Holidays 11 am – 5 pm.
Old Bank Shopping Arcade

2) Old Bank Shopping Arcade

Old Bank Shopping Arcade is located in a building that was previously occupied by the Bank of New Zealand. The buildings original design belong to Thomas Turnbull. Opened in 1999, the arcade has exclusive boutiques, many of them owned by local New Zealand designers. You will also see an animated clock that tells the historical story of Plimmer's Ark. There are cafes and restaurants too.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Stewart Dawsons

3) Stewart Dawsons

Stewart Dawsons is a famous jewelry master with a reputation for quality. The store sells the best classic jewelry in Wellington. Being in this shop feels like being in an oriental fairytale cave full of treasure. You can buy gold jewelry with pearls and diamonds. Also there are the latest watches for both men and women.
Avid Gallery

4) Avid Gallery

The City Gallery Wellington is an art gallery in Wellington. It was first opened in 1980 in a different building.

City Gallery mounts a changing programme of exhibitions and does not have a collection.

The education programmes focuses on delivery to primary and secondary schools in the Wellington region and nationally.

The facade of the building features ‘Fault’ an artwork by Bill Culbert and Ralph Hotere, which was launched in 1994.

Built in 1940 in an Art Deco style, the gallery's current building originally housed the Wellington Public Library - replacing the original red brick City Library building of 1893. In 1991 the Library moved into a new Wellington Public Library next door.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday 10 am - 4 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Unity Books

5) Unity Books

Unity Books is considered by locals as the best book shop where one can find books about New Zealand written by New Zealanders. It is not a big shop, even though it has been in existence since 1967. There are many rare books that are difficult to find, and small publications by writers and universities. This shop is for those who want to buy something related to the literary culture of New Zealand.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 am – 7 pm; Saturday 9 am – 6 pm; Sunday 10 am – 6 pm.
Iko Iko Gift Shop

6) Iko Iko Gift Shop

Iko Iko is a gift shop where you can find gifts for all tastes. It is a small funky gift shop with moderate prices. There is a bit of everything: jewels, houseware, toys, and other very unusual things made in New Zealand, some of them handmade. Iko Iko offers its customers gifts and souvenirs that are both funny and practical.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 9:30 am - 6 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm.
Hunters and Collectors

7) Hunters and Collectors

At Hunters and Collectors you can find new and used items. There are modern things, street and punk clothes, leather goods, accessories and jewelry. They not only sell, but also buy. It is one of the most popular vintage shops in New Zealand and is definitely a place to visit.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 10:30 am - 6 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 5:30 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm.

8) Voon

Voon will astonish you with its incredibly feminine clothes. The shop carries the name of its owner Sophie Voon. Here, you can buy clothes made only from beautiful and luxurious materials and designed in extravagant style. The staff is well trained and can help you choose things in which you will look your best and stand out in a crowd.
Regional Wines & Spirits

9) Regional Wines & Spirits

At Regional Wines & Spirits one can buy original New Zealand alcoholic beverages such as wines and ales. They have a long practice in making wines and offer only the best. Everyone can find his favorite New Zealand wine from the wide selection of wines the shop has in its cellars. Among its top wines are: Te Mata Coleraine, Escarpment Pinot Noir Kupe, Chapoutier Ermitage Pavillon.

Operation hours: Monday - Tuesday 9 am - 7:30 pm; Wednesday - Saturday: 9 am - 9 pm; Sunday and Public Holidays 11 am - 7.30 pm.

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles