On your first day of shopping in Wānaka, start at the top of Ardmore Street and work your way down to the lakefront.
On the hill down, stop in first at Scroggin, one of Wānaka’s newest cafes. Scroggin’s interior design takes inspiration from New Zealand’s backcountry huts and their food menu features elevated versions of all your mountain favourites. Featuring artwork from local artists, sheepskins from local designer Wilson & Dorset and flower arrangements from the Workroom – it’s a labour of local love.
Continue down the street, making sure to stop in to boutiques like Gifted and Thieving Kea. If outdoor sports is what you’re after, pop in to Racers Edge on the lakefront. When you’re done with your shop, drop in to Black Peak Gelato or Patagonia Chocolate for an ice cream by the water.