Boutique Stores, Farmers’ Markets, Pop-up Seasonal Shops.

Shopping in South Canterbury combines the very best of boutique stores, big box retailers, farmers’ markets, produce and pop-up seasonal shops. Whatever you want or need, you’ll find the pretty, practical, unexpected and gourmet throughout local shops and galleries.

In Timaru, you’ll find large brand retailers, locally owned fashion stores featuring NZ designers and friendly, boutique service. Bike shops, Handcrafted jewellery, the softest merino woollens, ultimate outdoor and sports stores are scattered amongst multi-cultural restaurants and coffee shops.

Geraldine is home to specialty stores selling high quality locally produced giftware, New Zealand souvenirs, award-winning Talbot Forest Geraldine cheeses, art galleries, design stores and exquisite local produce including Barker’s of Geraldine, a Kiwi success story.

Drop into Temuka and visit the iconic Temuka Pottery Shop complete with its own 100% Homemade Café. Visit Waimate, a rural town producing high quality goods and a large variety of locally grown summer berry products.

Throughout the Mackenzie district and townships are superb examples of artworks, crafts, local produce, exclusive souvenirs, giftware and fashion, outdoor gear, and delightful book shops including the littlest bookshop in New Zealand.


Shopping - Everything you want & need.

From shoes for the kids, supermarket dash, or your own style of retail therapy.

Clothing & Footwear

High fashion labels, preloved, kids and family.

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Food & Drink

Food essentials to gourmet treats, beers, wines and other tipples.

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Gifts & Flowers

Gifts and pampering for every occasion, or just for fun.

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Home & Garden

Lighting, interiors, building, garden and more.

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Outdoor & Sports

From boots to bikes, all-weather clothing, recreational and safety-work gear.

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Vehicles & Rentals

Buy new, lease or hire.

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Shopping Towns

Shopping businesses around South Canterbury.

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