Whether you’re shopping locally or checking out some new wares on your weekend getaway, there’s nothing like a bit of retail therapy. Wandering in and out of boutiques brimming with luxurious clothing and gifts is an afternoon well-spent, and Manawatū has plenty of inspiring stores to satisfy your shopping appetite.
From clothing to accessories, second-hand homewares to furnishings, embark on a treasure hunt and see what one-of-a-kind items you’ll discover. Whether you’re an op-shop newbie, or ‘thrifty’ is your middle name, here’s some of Manawatū’s top spots where you can score a bargain, support local communities, and do your bit for the environment.
Take a bite out of the region and taste your way around the freshest local produce and treats, from the farm and the field straight to your kitchen at home. Meet our creators, makers and all-round clever people at our annual markets.
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Farm fresh food at your fingertips! One of the best ways to sample the region is by browsing the local markets. From locally grown produce and boutique artisan fare, to quirky crafts and funky home wares – the selection is right here ready to be explored. Meet the makers and growers and hear their stories, know where your food comes from and sample tasty treats as you go.
Tucked away in the western corner of The Square is a boutique quarter popular with locals, centred around George Street. Boasting a great range of cafés, dining options, local designers and boutique shops such as Tonic & Cloth, Trumps, KILT and Cameron Jewellery. This urban gem is particularly stunning in spring when its cherry trees are in full blossom, and café seating lines the streets.