Load up Your Tote Bag at Wānaka's Best Independent Boutiques

Interior view of The Workroom, Wānaka.
Immerse yourself in Wānaka's creative shopping scene.

DEVàl Boutique

Woman placing garment back on the rack at DEVàl Boutique, Wānaka.
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DEVàL’s story is one of family, tragedy and triumph.

Pembroke Wines & Spirits

Life is too short to drink bad wine sign at Pembroke Wines & Spirits, Wānaka.
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“Loved wine, married a chef, bought a shop”. Those are the words of Nadia Davidson, one half of the team of Pembroke Wines & Spirits.

Freshlink Grocer

Exterior of Freshlink Grocer, Wānaka.
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Freshlink Grocer is all about turning to our roots and taking things back to basics.

The Next Chapter

Man browsing the books at The Next Chapter, Wānaka.
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Located out front of Paradiso Cinema, in a purpose-built architecturally designed scaled up kiosk, The Next Chapter provides readers with an intimate escape from the...


Sports bottles and other accessories on display at Fearless, Wānaka.
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Fearless is a store with a purpose.

The Precinct

View of the hills from The Precinct.
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The Precinct came on the scene in late 2020 as a stylish, shared complex with a range of alluring retail and hospitality stores.

Inside Tattoo

Artwork and inspiration on the wall at Inside Tattoo, Wānaka.
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Far from your average tattoo parlour. Inside Tattoo is a place to marvel at the artwork, ask questions and spark your curiosity.


Old chest of drawers.
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French composite and materials specialist, Alex, and New Zealand human rights lawyer, Monique, are the heart and soul behind Wānaka’s concept store & tea house, centered around conscious living.

Bike Glendhu

Cycling over grass at sunset.
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Biking in a naturally beautiful setting.

The Old School House

Close up of the Old School House building.
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Over a century old, The Old School House is doing far better than most its age.


Close up of glassware on a table.
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When you’re on a ‘reuse, recycle and reduce’ mission, who you gonna call?

Wilson & Dorset

Woman sat in a wooly sheepskin beanbag at Wilson & Dorset, Wānaka.
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We love to sit down. But it wasn’t until we plonked ourselves on a Wilson & Dorset Shaggy Bean Bag and lounged on their sheepskin rugs that we realised just how good putting one’s feet up could be. What a revelation.

9 Best Independent New Zealand Florists to Celebrate Spring

Close up of a bouquet.
Are you ready for a fresh bunch of blooms as we head into Spring? Here's where to go for your floral fix.

Untouched World

Exterior of the Untouched World, Wanaka.
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In true Untouched World style, the Wānaka branch of the fashion brand with a non-negotiable stance on sustainability and ethics is nothing short of spectacular.

Pembroke Patisserie

Man standing in the kitchen behind the counter at Pembroke Patisserie, Wānaka.
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Pembroke Pâtisserie offers hot pastries for your picnic, sweet pastries galore, or for those who like the finer things in life there’s artistically prepared macarons and tiny tarts.


View of racks of clothing and a counter.
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Bella is a Wānaka womenswear store that wants to make women feel great in what they wear and how they wear it.


Exterior shop view.
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Perriam is a brand designed by long time local, Christina Perriam, and is the perfect combination of high country stations and beautiful fashion,

How To Spend a Snowy Weekend in Wānaka

Tree in the Lake Wānaka with snowy mountains in the background. Photograph by Casey Horner.
Wānaka's winter appeal doesn’t stop on the hill. The Otago town offers more than meets the eye.

The Green Room

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A smart, fresh and colourful botanical store, The Green Room is the place to come for beautiful plants, or a big bouquet for someone special.

Wonder Room

A woman making a purchase at the counter.
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A riot of colour and creativity, Wonder Room celebrates all the good things about giving, and proudly stocks some of the nation’s best crafters and creators.

Melanie Craig Design

A woman doing a head stand on a couch.
Place Wānaka

Find inspiration in this relaxed design hub where their seasonal avant-garde furniture collection is a must see.

Gallery 33

Entrance to the gallery.
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Whether it be painting, sculpture, ceramics or jewellery, this gallery isn’t fussy when it comes to medium.

The Workroom

Couch and homewares.
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Aesthetic is what The Workroom does best, so it’s not surprising walking in here is a pleasure in itself.

47 Frocks

Yu Mei bag with rack of clothes beneath.
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Wānaka is no sleepy town when it comes to being on trend with the latest fashion. Thanks to the sharp looking folks at 47 Frocks, you can wander the lakeside dressed to impress with the latest threads and accessories from NZ designers.

Shhh, We've Discovered New Zealand’s Best Hidden Laneways

David Bowie mural on Hannah's Laneway in Wellington.
Go beyond the guidebooks and explore our favourite secret laneways. You won't regret it.

Master Thoughtful Gifting with Our Wānaka Holiday Shopping Guide

Man looking at shirts at 47 Frocks.
Wānaka is so much more than a tree in a lake, and whether you’re a local or stopping by on your roadie this summer you’ll be spoiled by the options for activities and gift giving this holiday season.