Shopping in Christchurch

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Northlands Shopping Mall

Located just a 5min-10min walk from the park or a 2 minute drive, Northlands Shopping Centre has all your shopping needs covered with over 135 stores in one convenient location.

Northlands is one of the city's largest indoor shopping centres, offering fashion, giftware, a full range of services including Ticketek, ASB, Farmers department store, The Warehouse, Hoyts cinema, food court, cafes, restaurant, bar, 24 hour Countdown and Pak'N'Save supermarkets. Parking is free.

Northlands shopping mall Christchurch

Christchurch CBD/Cashel Mall

New shopping centres are opening regularly in the central city, including The Crossing, the BNZ Centre and the ANZ Centre - bringing the centre of the city along Colombo Street, High Street and Cashel Mall to life again.

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New Regent Street

Opened in 1932, New Regent Street is Christchurch’s only complete heritage streetscape and part of the tram circuit. With beautiful Spanish Mission architecture, and a distinctive pastel colour scheme, it has been popular with locals and tourists for many years.

In amongst the history and heritage there’s an exciting range of boutique shops, from gourmet fudge and cookies to a whisky bar and steampunk fashion and accessories, New Regent Street has plenty to offer. 

Located in the heart of Christchurch city, New Regent Street neighbours the newly refurbished Theatre Royal, and is just a short stroll from the Re:START Mall. Those with sharp eyes will also spot some of the recent street art that has appeared around the city as part of the RISE Street Art festival, including the stunning work on the back of the Theatre Royal by artist Owen Dippie.

Owen Dippie mural

Merivale Village

Situated just 15 minutes from the Park, along Papanui Road (en route to the city), Merivale is well known for the quality of its retail outlets, eateries and bars.

The village is anchored by Merivale Mall, which is home to a range of exclusive fashion outlets, shoe shops, kitchen stores and a food court.

Surrounding the mall are cafes, restaurants and specialist food outlets - perfect for a mid-shopping pause.


The Colombo, Sydenham

Formerly known as Spotlight Plaza, The Colombo's refurbishment has brought new life and energy to the central suburb of Sydenham.

Bisected by Christchurch's longest street, Colombo, Sydenham is one of the city's oldest suburbs and was quite badly affected by the earthquakes.

Undaunted, local developers and retailers have rebuilt and re-opened their businesses, and have been joined by others relocating as well as brand new startups.

This location is now home to the Academy and Metro Gold cinemas, known for their arthouse flicks, along with the very popular Belgian Beer Cafe Torenhof.

A newcomer to the area is the Monday Room cafe, which although only open for a few months, has quickly become one of the city's most popular weekend eateries.

Inside The Colombo mall itself, the selection of food ranges from macarons, to fresh juices, sushi, mega sandwiches and dumplings, while the remainder of stores feature gifts, jewellery, fashion and footwear.

There are plenty of options for great coffee too, including Underground Coffee, one of the better known local roasteries.

The Colombo Shopping Centre Christchurch

The Tannery, Woolston

Something very special that has arisen in post-quake Christchurch, The Tannery Boutique Retail and Arts Emporium is a Victorian inspired shopping destination towards the eastern side of the city.

En route to the seaside suburbs of Redcliffs and Sumner, The Tannery has an extensive range of boutique shops, along with spectacular eating and drinking establishments. 

Attention to detail has been absolutely key in this development, with craftmanship that harks back to an earlier age demonstrated in the delicate wrought iron work, timber detailing and mosaic tiles.

Busy every day of the week, The Tannery is especially popular with locals over the weekends, so make sure you get in early if you plan a visit for Sunday brunch!

Mon - Sun: 9.00am - 6.00pm

Public Holidays 9.00am - 6.00pm