Stroll down Katikati’s main street and enjoy looking at the colourful town murals and gorgeous flower baskets which hang outside local retail stores. A wide range of products and professional services are available.
Unearthing treasures you weren’t expecting to find is what makes shopping so much fun – and that’s exactly what’s likely to happen if you explore Katikati’s main street.
Main Rd carries traffic heading both north and south through Katikati but it’s also a wonderful place to park your car and walk around on foot.
You’ll find about 60 different retailers here offering a wide range of boutique shopping for clothing, gifts, homeware, art, crafts, fine wine, health products and more.
Katikati is well-known for its outdoor murals and sculptures and you can tap into this local artistic flair at The Art, Crafts and Murals shop. Here you’ll find New Zealand-made artworks and gifts for all occasions. Children’s toys made from wool, felt and fur are for sale alongside possum and marino clothing, felted hats and scarves. Take home a lovely embroidered tea towel or some delicious local preserves. Or buy a special piece of greenstone, bone or paua jewellery.
If you love good wine you can’t go past Finer Wines – one of the very best wine shops you’ll find anywhere in New Zealand. Over 14,000 bottles of local and international wines are for sale here from 2200 different producers and vintages. Ask their expert staff for a recommendation if you have a special meal or occasion in mind.
If you like searching for retro items or special collectables including furniture, china and glass, there are two shops you must visit – Katikati Antiques and Interiors, and Limited Edition on Main. You’ll find some amazing things here at very reasonable prices.
Fashion lovers can also find bargains at several op shops or upmarket clothing retailers. Whether you’re after something casual or a special occasion outfit, you can find it in Katikati.
A full range of convenience and professional services are also located along Katikati’s main street, including an optometrist, dentists, pharmacy, travel agent, real estate agencies, beauty and hair salons. All major banks also have branches here and you’ll find a stationery and post shop to send any letters, postcards or parcels home.
If you need a coffee break or something to eat, there are plenty of cafes to choose from offering everything from New Zealand cuisine to Turkish and Japanese food.
Many of local stores have gorgeous baskets of flowers hanging overhead in spring and summer as you walk down the street, making Katikati a lovely place to stop and spend a few hours if you’re passing through.