Shopping in Christchurch

There's some truly unique shopping and dining experiences on offer in the city.

Head to Re:START container mall in the heart of the city – a funky shopping environment with speciality shops and eateries housed in brightly coloured shipping containers. Re:START surrounds the iconic Ballantynes Department Store offering everything from international delicacies to homewares and designer clothing.

The newly reopened New Regent Street offers a selection of boutique shops and is definitely worth exploring for the architecture alone.

Pick yourself up a bargain at Dress-Smart – the South Island's only dedicated outlet centre with more than 60 stores or head to one of Christchurch's famous malls.

Westfield Riccarton is the largest mall in the South Island and Northlands, The Palms and Merivale Mall all have a range of retail stores and places to grab a bite.

The Colombo is a unique shopping and entertainment experience positioned in Christchurch's leading industrial area of downtown Sydenham only 5 minutes walk from the Christchurch CBD.

If you're out shopping on a weekend then there's no better place than one of the markets. For lip-smacking local produce and homemade treats head to the Christchurch Farmers' Market held at Riccarton House or on Sunday it's the Artisan Market with a range of beautiful items for sale.

Key contacts 


  • Cashel Street Mall, CBD (or access from Re:START)
  • +64 3 379 7400


  • 409 Main South Road, Hornby
  • +64 3 349 5750

Merivale Mall

  • 189 Papanui Road, Merivale
  • +64 3 355 9692

New Regent Street

  • New Regent Street, CBD


  • 55 Main North Road, Papanui
  • +64 3 352 6535

Re:START Container Mall

  • 128 Cashel Street, CBD

The Colombo

  • 363 Colombo Street, Sydenham
  • +64 3 377 0103

The Palms

  • Corner Marshland & New Brighton Roads, Shirley
  • +64 3 385 3067

The Tannery - Boutique Retail and Arts Emporium

  • 3 Garlands Road, Woolston
  • Atrium opening hours
    • Mon - Fri, 10am - 5.30pm
    • Sat, 10am - 5pm
    • Sun, 10am - 4pm

Westfield Riccarton

  • 129 Riccarton Road, Riccarton
  • +64 3 983 4500