Auckland, is New Zealand’s largest city known to be a shopping lover’s paradise, offering all the designer labels and department stores you would expect in an urban metropolis, as well as fine food and wine, quirky local products, and atmospheric markets where you can try traditional food cooked in Maori Hangi and catch bonus cultural performances.
New Zealand has an amazing range and high quality of souvenirs on offer. From gorgeous pounamu (jade) ornaments and jewelry, hand crafted glass and local wood products, to beautiful merino or possum knitwear and sheepskins.
You’ll easily find something special for even the hardest to please.
Like many other Western countries, Australia has a wide range of shopping options, most of which are located in the largest cities in each state like Sydney, Melbourne, the Gold Coast and Brisbane that possess a monstrous list of shopping centers, department stores, street-lined boutiques and a variety of market festivals.
From well-known local brands to International brands, Australia has a selection of the finest fashion labels in the world. The Queen Victoria Market outside Melbourne’s inner city is a popular shopping spot and home to a stunning array of cheap yet top quality items. The prices for most products here are cheaper than those found in CBD and has developed into a great place for tourist’s in recent years.
Australia has one of the most exotic places when it comes to handcrafted domestic products such as The Rocks in Sydney. With Music, delicious food, and entertainment on the streets of Australia, shopping is made exciting as tourists explore markets along its dynamic pedestrian malls.
Time is never an issue with Australia’s well-known Night markets. Allowing plenty of time to explore at the convenience of shopping and eating late into the evening with a wide range of international flavors, aroma, health and beauty products, services, clothing, toys and entertainment-filled environment. It’s a perfect experience for the whole family where kids can enjoy amusement rides and carnival games at the event.
Whether you are looking to buy a bag full of items or just some small momentos to remember your trip to Fiji Islands, we have it all. From super markets, shops and boutiques to handicraft markets, there is an ample variety of shopping that one can indulge in. Remember to look out for the ‘Fijian Made’ stamp when making a purchase and support the local economy.
You can buy locally made items to support the locals or regular imported goods wherever you go. Handicraft markets are located all over Fiji and are the best places to go for locally hand- crafted products, souvenirs and momentos. Locally made curio and traditional gifts from the islands include handmade, carefully designed tapa cloths, and woven goods such as mats, baskets, purses and fans, carvings and pottery.
Fiji also has malls like Tappoo City Mall, Damodar City Mall and MHCC in some of the main cities like Suva. If you would like to experience the life of a local or you wish to buy some fresh fruits and vegetables or some spices, Suva city market is the place to be! You will be amazed to see Fijians, Indians and Chinese vendors are selling their wares in harmony!
Most outlets accept major credit and debit cards and some will even accept the currency of your home country. Shopping hours are usually from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 3pm Saturday, however the Malls and supermarkets also offer late night and Sunday shopping options for your convenience.