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Shopping in Auckland - authentic goods, best outlets, malls and boutiques

Auckland waterfront.NZ You can find everything you want in Auckland. If you want to buy branded items, cosmetics, perfumes, clothing, and shoes from Europe and the United States companies, then you should wait for the sales season. It starts a few weeks before Christmas. You can find quality products at really great discounts at this time. Prices in the city are no lower than the cost of similar products in other parts of the world outside of sales. Prices may even be higher in some places. This is due to the high cost of delivery.
You should not be surprised if a local resident mentions the word "kiwi" in a conversation when it is not about birds, fruit or the payment system. Many locals call themselves that here, … Open
However, there is also good news for shoppers. There are a lot of local brands of clothing and footwear in Auckland. You can also find various handmade goods and items that are made exclusively in New Zealand. It is better to go shopping on weekdays from 09:00 to 17:00. Many major shopping centers are also open on weekends. Small shops are usually open on Sundays only from 10:00 to 13:00.
A velour jacket will be a good and practical purchase. It is inexpensive. It protects well from the wind, wears out slowly, and does not lose its qualities for several years. The same can be said about local down jackets. Do you want to buy something warm and stylish? You should pay attention to shoes. You can find suede boots at an affordable price in Auckland stores. High-quality sheepskin is inside these boots. So they will warm your feet in any cold weather. You can also purchase sheep wool insoles for additional winterization. Copyright
There are numerous cultural centers that are interesting to visit, as well as other attractions in Auckland. Many of the excursion objects presented here are unique. Auckland Art Gallery is … Open
Local cosmetics are also interesting. For example, you can buy body oils. Tea tree, coconut, and palm oils are popular. Many tourists buy a pack or two of lanolin in the city. This fat is similar in composition to human fat. It serves to prevent the skin from drying out. You can find a large amount of handmade soap both in large shopping centers and in small shops in Auckland. Its production is almost a national "hobby" here. There are also many private soap factories here. Only natural ingredients are used as ingredients. Soap is often sold in large bars. Each customer simply cuts off the right amount. A big advantage of this purchase is the fact that even getting wet accidentally on the way home, this soap does not spread and does not lose its properties. Many different ingredients are added to homemade soap. Algae, tea, coffee, cocoa, and herbal extracts can be used. It is also interesting that animal soap is sold. If you choose a gift for your pet, then look for soap with eucalyptus. It's a good deterrent to blood-sucking parasites. Local medicinal shampoos with green tea, chamomile, and rosemary are also of good quality. You can find just good care products to maintain the splendor of the hairstyle. If you quickly burn in the sun, you can pay attention to local sunscreens. A lot of effort and money is spent on developing protection against harmful UV radiation in New Zealand because of the proximity of the ozone hole. So the quality of such products is guaranteed high.
Local possum products are also interesting. The vest, collar, and gloves of this animal's fur are rarely torn. They retain heat well and are easy to wash off. Fans of practical and inexpensive souvenirs will like kitchen towels with views of the city.
A variety of entertainment venues is also rather impressive in Auckland. The modern metropolis is perfectly suitable for a family holiday. Not far from the central business district of the … Open
If you are interested in something exotic, you should look for products with Maori symbols. They are usually sold in small stores closer to tourist areas. However, you can also find such products in major shopping centers. Wooden charms or money clips with Maori symbols look stylish and mysterious. They attract attention. Maori crafts made of roar, bone, stone or jade, decorated with carvings are also interesting. Local pearls and shell souvenirs are very beautiful. Do you want to buy exotic things? You should look for wooden masks of protective spirits, bows and arrows, like the ancient Maori hunters, or decorated heavy sticks. Local warriors smashed the enemy with their help many centuries ago. Wicker souvenirs from flex are also interesting. Wine or vodka 42Below with the addition of kiwi and feijoa will be a practical purchase. Honey sold in Auckland is delicious. You can buy a soft toy in the form of a kiwi bird as a gift to the child. They are sold everywhere here.
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♥   Shopping area ' Queen Street' Auckland, 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Ponsonby Road' Auckland, 3.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique touristic spots around Auckland

Yellow Treehouse Cafe

From the series “The Most Exotic Restaurants in the World”
The cozy café will definitely please those visitors who are looking for an original place for romantic dinners or who like to build tree houses in childhood. The cocoon restaurant built around the Sequoiestamm offers visitors the exquisite dishes, so the gourmets will not be disappointed. … Read further

Elevator Sky Tower

From the series “Top 16 Most Exotic Elevators and Lifts in the World”
The legendary radio and television tower Sky Tower is one of the landmarks of Auckland. Its visitors have an excellent opportunity to drive with the chic glass elevator and enjoy the panorama of the city from the height of 196 meters. Sky Tower is the fast-moving train and takes visitors to the last floor of the skyscraper in just 40 seconds. When you look at the transparent section of the floor and look down during the ascent, it seems that you fall into the abyss. The ride with the elevator will give a lot of the unforgettable impressions to the followers of the nerve kitzel. … Read further

Shopping in New Zealand

New Zealand is not an internationally famous shopping destination because the rich and gorgeous nature of the country is its main treasure. However, it is always interesting to combine sightseeing and recreation with visiting interesting and unique shops. Moreover, it is very easy to buy something really authentic in this country. First of all, merino wool clothing and items made from possum wool have always been very popular with tourists. Local cosmetics enriched with seaweed, healing mud, salts, lanolin, and kiwi is another great buy. … Open
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