Free Things To Do in Christchurch Ōtautahi
Nestled in the corner of The Crossing precinct in Christchurch, you’ll find Colony, mighty fine purveyors of all things honey.
Igniting the love of reading in children is a magical gift and one that Telling Tales know plenty about.
Shelf Home + Gifts
Anyone looking for a gift in Christchurch should head to Shelf Home + Gifts on the Cashmere Hills.
You’ll find a few golden nuggets interspersed around Tai Tapu, and General Post is one of them.
The Juniper Collective
The Juniper Collective on Cashel Street is a beacon for Aotearoa gin.
A beautiful vintage furniture store specialising in mid-century modern design.
Tucked away in the elegant corridors of The Tannery, you’ll...
La Voute, French for "The Vault", certainly lives up to its name. While the showroom for this vintage furniture and homewares shop may be a little off the beaten path, it only makes the underground space feel even more transportive.
The Mediterranean Food Company
Down the industrial eastern end of Tuam Street in an old brickery is a secluded slice of Italy.
Walking into the A&C Homestore feels a bit like coming home.
Ride On Super Sound
Ride on Super Sound is a treasure trove of records, comics, zines waiting for you.
The Potagers Red House
Discover a world of escapism and beauty at The Potagers Red House.
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Makes a strong case for the enduring value of a bespoke and compelling retail experience.
Step into Perriam’s Cashel Street store and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the Otago high country.
When the clock strikes 3pm, Speedcube NZ comes alive.
If you’re wondering — did streaming kill the video star? — the answer is not quite, thanks to neat people like Evan at Dead Video.
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Head over Heels
With New Zealand and international labels abound, expect plenty of classic shoe designs, mixed with fashion-forward options from the latest collections of top designers.
Absolution Tattoo and Body Piercing
A contemporary tattoo and body-piercing studio in the Arts Centre.
Frederick Woodwards Barber Shop
Head to Woodwards for an old-fashioned barber experience like no other.
A must-visit spot brimming with homewares and more made by good people.
An unique concept, O-Studio is the work of three locals with a wide array of experiences in the world of sport, meditation, yoga and well-being.
A store devoted to celebrating beautiful, made-to-last daily wares from New Zealand makers.
Recycle Boutique Christchurch
Recycle Boutique challenges the status quo as one part designer boutique, one part second hand shop and one part sustainable shopping option.
This one-of-a-kind floral shop by the seashore is the product of creativity and appreciation for native foliage, Sumner and the greater Christchurch community.
Canterbury Brewers' Collective
Canterbury Brewers’ Collective at Riverside Market is your CBD spot for takeaway brews, cold pints and free-flowing chat over which to find your new favourite pour.
Three Boys Brewery
Three Boys Brewery produces some 35,000 litres of beer annually has its finger on the pulse with the latest trends as well as old time favourites.
Step inside the stunning GoodFor store at The Welder and you’re bound to feel like a kid in a package-free candy store.
Bohemian Bakery Central City
Bohemian Bakery’s second storefront is a cozy enclave filled with the smells and sounds of a traditional bakery, like the ever popular Portuguese tart and crusty loaves.
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The Welder is a unique health and wellbeing centre in stunningly repurposed buildings in the heart of South Town.
This unique Christchurch establishment brings fresh produce, artisan bakeries, independent food stalls, rooftop bars and restaurants, high-class retail and eclectic market stalls all under one roof.
J'aime les Macarons
Hundreds of colourful macarons with punchy and interesting flavours are produced out of the J’aime les macarons kitchen each day.
Old School Collective
This collective of lifestyle businesses in North Canterbury has turned a 140-year-old school into a dream destination just north of Christchurch.
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Found in an old glass factory in Sydenham’s industrial blocks, you'll find everything from sausages to bacon and steak - just the more humane and sustainable kind.
Beauty at the Tannery
Beauty at the Tannery specialises in all your beauty essentials. The treatment menu is overflowing with exciting options for your body and face.
J Friend & Co
Find local honey with as little intervention as possible at Christchurch honey business, J Friend & Co.
This is a place for craft, for making things. Rekindle is focused on creating opportunities for resourcefulness – making what we need from what we have around us.
Pepa is a very special store brimming with a collection of the most beautiful and user-friendly stationery from around the world.
Shopology is a collaborative retail space, where talented artisans, makers and designers come together.
Whisky Galore's commitment to providing New Zealand’s most unique whisky experience is beyond compare.
The philosophy at Groovy Glasses is simple: No Boring Specs Allowed.
Mrs Bottomley's Flowers
Floral creations from Mrs Bottomley’s flowers are natural and soulful, as if one had wandered through a magnificent garden and picked just the right elements for the perfect bunch.
Indigo & Provisions
Indigo & Provisions is a specialised fashion store inspired by traditional work-wear, heritage styles and high quality.
The only fashion company in the world to be recognised by the United Nations for sustainability, Untouched World is a true leader in the field of ethical lifestyle fashion.
The Arts Centre
A much-loved heritage hub for all things creative and cultural, Christchurch’s Arts Centre is a real jewel in the city’s crown.
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A hub for all things food, creativity and culture, BOXed Quarter thinks outside the square.
Timeless, beautiful and instantly recognisable, Ruby is one of New Zealand’s favourite brands.
The National has been at the forefront of the contemporary art scene in Christchurch for over a decade.
Peruse the likes of Adidas, Vans, Element, and Lower’s latest lines all stocked in store, or choose from more than 50 other international and New Zealand brands.
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Action Bicycle Club
A specialist shop offering rentals, repairs, retro bikes for sale and an array of contemporary biking accessories.
Variety is the spice of life, and you’ll certainly find something to spice up your wardrobe at Stencil.
Nestled amongst the towering gum trees, manicured gardens and delightful river, the University Bookshop offers a vibrant shopping experience.
Prepared to be wowed by the sophisticated one-stop-shop that is The Tannery.
Nicola Quinn Beauty and Day Spa
For indulgence from your head down to your toes, pop along to this Merivale day spa.
Cool kicks, clothing and lifestyle goods find themselves a home here, and with over 60 different designers in stock, there is something for everyone.
From expert facial therapy to massages, and everything beauty and skin related in between, there’s a treatment for everyone.
The city's best independent bookshop, come here for the latest and greatest novels and non-fiction.
Let’s be honest – lovely as they both are – Merivale and Paris aren’t exactly twins. But thanks to Mod's Hair, the two places are connected just that little bit more.
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