Whilst exploring the character and charm of our small towns, you’ll find boutique art, craft, fashion, local produce, fine wine, gift and antique shops to satisfy your every shopping whimsy.
Many of the retail shops in our townships have deep roots within the community, they are run by passionate locals, and offer a quality level of service which is at times forgotten in larger areas.
Whether you're looking for art, craft, carving, jewellery, antiques, artisan produce, food and wine, yarns, fabrics, fashion clothing or fishing and outdoor gear. Our local businesses will be able to sort you out.
Many of these Central Otago businesses have a distinct philosophy and story about the people who forged them and their inspiration behind starting their business.
Our boutique retail shops may be steeped in history but the way they trade is far from antiquated. Many businesses operate online and can send products near and far. So, when you find that luxurious scarf or locally made chutney, you’ll probably be able to order more for a long time.