You can easily walk from Rotorua City Homestay to the CBD and find
all the major retail outlets, supermarkets, souvenir and gift shops, clothing
stores, art galleries and more.
Below is a selection of stores and galleries that offer unique hand made New Zealand gifts.
1288 Fenton Street, Rotorua
No trip to Rotorua is complete without seeing New Zealand's premier jade carving
studio and shop. Come and see the master carvers at work creating beautiful
pieces of art and discover the mystical qualities of jade. Take your time to
view or shop for beautiful handcrafted pieces including necklaces, pendants,
earrings and accessories.
If you are going to purchase one gift from New Zealand that you will cherish for
life, then Mountain Jade is the place to come.
6 Tarawera Road, Rotorua
Set in a 35,000 sq foot, multi-levelled, rustic timber environment you will find
yourself browsing for hours through vast displays of outdoor equipment and apparel,
with informed staff to assist you with the right purchasing decision.
The Outdoorsman Headquarters are stockists of one of the largest ranges of technical
and branded clothing in New Zealand, including pure New Zealand merino and possum/merino
knitwear by quality brands such as Icebreaker, Native World, Koru and Merinomink.
From fashion to casual, travel, hunting or hiking we have an extremely comprehensive
range suitable for everyone.
Bikes can also be hired from the Outdoorsman to explore the Redwood forest trails
which are just minutes away from the store.
Open 7 days a week.
Te Puia Gift Shop and Gallery
Hemo Road, Rotorua
The gift shop at Te Puia Māori Arts and Crafts Institute has a wide range of
uniquely New Zealand gifts including pounamu (NZ jade) jewellery, Rotorua mud
spa products, 'Kiwiana' T-shirts and possum/wool clothing accessories.
A wide range of Māori carvings are available from the Taonga Gallery. Larger
pieces include tekoteko (carved figures), while smaller items include patu
(clubs) and wakahuia (carved treasure boxes). These items have been carved
by students and tutors of Te Puia's world-renowned carving school.
The Taonga Gallery also offers designer glassware and ceramics as well
as a beautiful range of jewellery made from bone, paua (abalone shell)
and greenstone. All pieces purchased in the Taonga Gallery are packaged
by our staff for travel and can be shipped overseas. Te Puia also accepts
De Flute Glass Studio & Gallery
153 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua
A life-long fascination with moving colour and light motivates glass blower
Ron van der Vlugt. His work has a sense of movement, an instant of fluid
light and colour frozen in glass.
As a child Ron experimented in the dark with torches and pieces of coloured
plastic from car tail lights. As a glass blower, he is intrigued by the
elusive challenge of capturing the shifting qualities of light and colour
as the glass moves from a glowing, flowing, molten state into a cool, hard,
Like the Italian glass blowers, Ron works "hot and fast" with few tools,
working the glass quickly while it is fluid and hot, relying on the natural
forces of gravity and spinning to shape it.
Agrodome Gift Shop
Western Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua
At the Agrodome Gift Shop you will find top quality New Zealand sheepskin
products, leather jackets and woollen garments as well as a superb range of New
They also stock the finest range of Merino winter wear, undergarments and throws
and an impressive range of 100% natural skin care products made in New Zealand.
A pack and post service to any country is available if you can't fit your
purchases in your suitcase.
Wai Ora Mud Spa Products
Wai Ora Lakeside Spa, 77 Robinson Ave, Holdens Bay, Rotorua
Or Hells Gate, State Highway 30, Tikitere, Rotorua
The 'Alite' Spa product range utilizes the unique properties of Rotorua's mineral-enriched
mud sourced from Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve and is combined with some of New Zealand's
finest natural ingredients including Manuka oil (Tea Tree Oil) and Manuka honey to develop
a comprehensive skin care regime.
Rotorua's unique geothermal mud is renowned for its healing and invigorating properties.
This gorgeous range of products is perfect for detoxifying and purifying tired skin,
absorbing excess oils from pores and natural anti-bacterial agents work to assist in
the prevention of acne and break outs. Alite has a range of scrubs, masks, oils, lotions
and salts for the face and the body.
The Alite range has been extensively trialed both internationally and in New Zealand on
a range of skin types. The product has not been tested on animals.
Available from Hells Gate gift shop and the Wai Ora Lakeside Resort or online.