What trip to a faraway country is complete without an opportunity to shop for momentos of your vacation? Our ladies at Kaweka Hunting love to shop and are happy to take non-hunting guests on a single day trip into Napier or to Lake Taupo. For those serious about shopping, a multi-day trip to Auckland or Wellington is recommended as a Kaweka Hunting touring option – or if you prefer to jump on a plane and be met by one of our hostesses in a great shopping city we can even arrange that too!
Local Shopping – Hawkes Bay – Less than an Hour Drive
The Hawke’s Bay region is well known for art with many talented craftspeople from sculptors to painters and weavers. Most popular with our guests are the ‘wool shop’ and Possum World. Napier city is famous for antiques with a few basic souvenir shops and upmarket clothing boutiques. Many of our guests enjoy a culinary shopping experience in Hawke’s Bay including the farmers market, the cheese and chocolate factories and the boutique culinary store at Selini Estates winery.
Lake Taupo – 2 Hour Drive
Taupo does have some shopping but is better renown for trout fishing and the impressive Huka Falls. Shopping here is mostly for souvenirs with some good new Zealand wool products, jade and wood turned items. Clothing is mostly chain stores, however Taupo is a fantastic day trip to mix in a bit of shopping with some sightseeing, walking through the gardens and a cool drink or real coffee in one of the local waterfront cafes.
Wellington – Overnight Trip or 45 Minute Flight
Wellington is our capital city, and is a 5 hour drive through the wine region and quaint country towns of the Wairarapa. It’s ideal for an overnight round trip or a one-way to or from camp. If you would prefer to fly, we can arrange for you to be met by our local Wellington hostess. Wellington is known as the ‘Arts’ centre of NZ so you will find many galleries and fun gift shops here. The city is loosely divided into shopping ‘quarters’ for example the Cuba Quarter has alternative clothing, the Willis Quarter has designer clothing and the Lambton Quarter has a concentration of high street brands and chain stores, with the Thorndon Quarter focusing on home wares.