South Canterbury, Family Shopping

  • High Country Salmon - Twizel

    High Country Salmon is ideally situated on State Highway 8 just south of the town of Twizel and is a must-see place to visit and relax.  With a gorgeous backdrop and idyllic scenery you will enjoy their unique floating shop that is positioned on the glacial waters of the Wairepo Arm.  There is a cafe where visitors have the opportunity to purchase salmon, enjoy free fish feeding (kids will be excited and love this!) and you can relax with a coffee and a selection of light meals, all whilst overlooking how a working salmon farm is operated.  Nationwide salmon delivery available.

     

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  • The Tin Shed - Geraldine

    Welcome to The Tin Shed. We are a country store located in South Canterbury, a beautiful farming region of New Zealand. If you are searching for authentic and natural New Zealand made woollen goods, then look no further - The Tin Shed is your one-stop-online-shop for all things woolly and warm! What’s more, we have animals galore to visit and pet!

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  • The Paca Shack - Fairlie

    Visit The Paca Shack for a gorgeous range of 100% alpaca yarns. With a great range of handspun yarns which have been spun right here in The Paca Shack you will find crafts, bedding, homeware, clothing, baby products and more.  Also offering alpaca farm visits where you can meet and greet our beautiful Alpaca, Llama and sheep

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  • Grandpa's Toys - Geraldine

    For many years Grandpa's has helped create young minds through imaginative play, with an amazing range of toys, books, arts and crafts. Our motto “Helping create young minds through imaginative play” forms the basis of the strict criteria applied to our product selection process. In other words, if the toy, game or puzzle does not help encourage the development of a child’s mind, imagination and physical well being, we will not stock it. Simple stuff.

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  • Glencraigs - Omarama

    Glencraigs stocks a huge variety of well known New Zealand and international clothing brands, summer and winter wear for indoors or outdoors, sportswear, hats, accessories, fashion jewellery and footwear for all seasons – for men, ladies & children  

    We are also pleased to specialise in New Zealand made merino and knitwear, much of which is sourced from our local area, including South Island possum merino product  Noble Wilde, Bay Road and Stone Hill.

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  • KidStuff - Timaru

    A family owned baby and child store offering lots of unique items. You will find an amazing selection of everything you could possibly want and more for your little ones. We love babies and children so you be right at home with our couch for feeding, customer toilet and changing room.

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Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • North Canterbury
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

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Auckland

New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!

Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.

Christchurch

With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.

Queenstown

With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.

Rotorua

Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!

Northland

Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.