Shopaholics won’t be disappointed with the array of shopping options in Rotorua. The CBD is home to the Rotorua Central Mall with many national and international stores to explore and Tutanekai Street is lined with many charming gift shops and restaurants.
The famous Rotorua Night Markets are here every Thursday, selling locally made products, gifts and food – the perfect place to pick up a few tourist trinkets. Be inspired by the myriad of art in Rotorua, from art galleries to internationally acclaimed glass works and traditional New Zealand jade jewellery.
Conveniently located along the famous Tutanekai Street (between Pukuatua Street and Haupapa Street), Rotorua Night Market is an excellent place for buying arts and crafts pieces, fresh produce, and miscellaneous finds. The market also features food stalls that showcase a variety of tastes and flavours, with French, Italian, and Indian cuisine among the regular offerings. Visitors will enjoy the market’s festive vibe as its bright lights, community atmosphere and music from local artists set the mood. Rotorua Night Market runs every Thursday night, starting at 5pm.
With its inner-city location and wide variety of shops, Rotorua Central Mall is a reliable destination for most of your shopping activities. From clothing and homewares to electronics and jewellery, you’ll find just about everything you could need or want. There’s also an indoor food court if you’re after a quick bite in-between sightseeing. Rotorua Central Mall is open everyday from 9am (except Sundays when it opens at 10am) and parking is free.
McLeods Booksellers is a remarkable bookshop with a history dating back all the way to 1896, when it was known by a different name. Formally registered as McLeods Booksellers in 1944, this bookshop has long been satisfying the literary needs of Rotorua locals and visitors. From new releases and standard genre selections to books in special categories like Maori, Steampunk, and Floral Art, McLeods Booksellers provides plenty of good reads that will satisfy any bookworm.
Mountain Jade is home to some of the finest jade jewellery and accessories you’ll find in New Zealand. Featuring works by its team of talented carvers, Mountain Jade is the top choice for necklaces, bracelets, earrings and other accessories made from this precious stone. The shop also provides free tours upon request where you can learn more about how pieces are made and what makes jade such a beautiful material.
Set in a timber building with an extensive range of products, The Outdoorsman Headquarters is paradise for any outdoor and nature enthusiast. The store boasts a massive showroom where you’ll find items for activities like fishing, camping, hiking, and hunting. The store is also renowned for its expert staff, who really know their stuff and provide sound advice for all your outdoor needs. Whether you’re preparing for a nature trip or simply looking for outdoor apparel or equipment, The Outdoorsman Headquarters will likely have what you need.