A place of plenty, wander the streets and enjoy the boutique shops of Akaroa before relaxing with a glass of vino or a cup of coffee along the harbour promenade.

Akaroa Dolphins Shop

Situated on Akaroa's main waterfront. We stock a wide selection of New Zealand made product. Some of our suppliers include Stone the Crows, Jill Main, Ian Blackwell, Ocean Shell & MZ Design.

We are open every day, so come in and see us for a gift for someone else, a gift for you, or a memento of your time in Akaroa.

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Mr Peacock,
Colourful Clothing for All

Mr Peacock,
Colourful Clothing for All

Quality hand-crafted clothing designed in Akaroa from a purpose-built studio by Emma Manhart and husband Mark Kolff, and manufactured by talented small-scale artisan makers in New Zealand. At Mr Peacock we create a unique world of colour, style and fashion for everyone. The cut and fit of all pieces - from our funky patterned mens shirts to vibrant dresses combined with colourful womens coats & jackets - are designed and crafted to make you feel good. Whether it is the shape, colour, or the pattern, wearing Mr Peacock clothing will bring out the brightest parts of you. We love encouraging and helping people to dress with boldness and to explore their inner Peacock, so come and discover us now or check out our online shop at


You will find us located in the historic bank building cnr Rue Lavaud & Rue Balguerie

Shop Opening Hours

Open Thursday to Sunday

10.30am – 4.30pm

Our online store is open 24/7. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

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Emma Manhart designer and co-owner of Mr Peacock has shown at NZ Fashion Week and is a previous WearableArt (WOW) award winner.

Emma and Mark are interviewed here by" STUFF" To view the article click HERE. 


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Pot Pourri - Gift Shop & Fudge

Pot Pourri - Gift Shop & Fudge

At Pot Pourri we offer a wonderful range of products, beautiful homewares, souvenirs, books, children's toys and of course our famous fudge that we have been making for over 17 years. Our delicious cream and butter fudge is made onsite in the Pot Pourri kitchen.  We offer over 50 flavours and offer free tastings.  Come in for a taste! Our friendly staff will be only to happy to assist you. Open 7 days 9am - 5.30pm. 

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Come in and browse over our wonderful selection of local books;

French Akaroa by P. Tremewan
Akaroa, Horomaka, Banks Peninsula, Lyttelton by S. Lowndes
All Our Volts, Electrifying Akaroa by J. Wilson with A. Davis
An Akaroa Precinct by B. Allison
Le Bons Bay, the story of a settlement by G. Brittenden
Land Very Fertile edited by C. Atkinson and D. Gregory
City and Peninsula by the Christchurch, and Akaroa Civic Trusts
Walk with Me to Onawe by B. Bassett Broad
Maori Place Names around Akaroa Harbour by S. Lowndes
The Giants’ House by J. Martin
Banks Peninsula Walks by Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust
Toitu Te Whenua, The Land Remains by Akaroa Civic Trust
Plant Life on Banks Peninsula by H. Wilson
Murf, Murf the Dolphin Dog by S. Warner
Plus we have a great range of New Zealand Novels and Children’s books.

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Akaroa Farmers Market

Visit the Akaroa Farmers Market every Saturday from 9.30am to 1pm from October to April. Banks Peninsula has an abundance of produce and passionate gardeners. Our stallholders offer locally grown fruit, veges, herbs, honey, olive oil, olives, nuts and flowers plus locally produced preserves, pickles, jams, sauces, bread, pastries, lavender products, plants, and more.

For more Information on the Akaroa Farmers Market talk to one of the stall holders or contact Neil Barnett. 

The Akaroa Farmers Market have a new Facebook page to let folk know what’s happening, what’s in season, who's selling what and any specials stall holders are offering. 


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Fire & Ice

Fire & Ice is a long established family business and one of Akaroa's iconic attractions. Owners, Margy, Dai & Esther travel the world to seek out quality mineral specimens, faceted gemstones and pearls, which they bring back to the workshop for their jewellers to use in the hand-crafting of their extensive range of jewellery.  Upon your visit you will experience helpful, knowledgeable staff passionate about what they create, and will take pleasure in showing you our exquisite range of Gemstone Jewellery, including New Zealand Greenstone, Paua Shell and the exquisite New Zealand Blue Paua Pearl.

We also stock pure essential oils, sourced from around the world, and our range of massage oils and synergies are blended on-site by our aromatherapist. Fire & Ice is a showcase of colour, light and fragrance from the earth - a "must-visit" when in Akaroa.

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Akaroa 4 Square Supermarket

Welcome to our Four Square store! We're proud to be part of the long-standing iconic Kiwi brand that has been the local for New Zealand communities since 1924. So whether you're keeping it local, or on tour, we're here to make it easy for you. Become a local, and shop where all Kiwis love to shop. Always welcome. Always local. Always Four Square.

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Glowing Sky

The Glowing Sky story began at the very edge of the human world on Rakiura / Stewart Island, New Zealand. No more houses, just forest and 3,000 kms of the mighty Southern Ocean between us and Antarctica.

We remain a family owned and run company specialising in fine Merino Wool clothing. All of our garments are made here in New Zealand's South Island at our own small factory, and retail exclusively through our own 6 NZ shops and website.

Merino - Natures Super Fibre - keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer. Our clothing ranges from essential under garments, practical T-shirts & hoodies right through to luxurious wraps and ponchos. With clothing styles for both men and women you are sure to find something of interest at a visit to our Akaroa Store, the newest of the Glowing Sky stores.

Glowing Sky - Proudly Southern New Zealand!

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Current Hours:  Open every day 10 am to 4.30 pm.

Winter hours from Tuesday 6th April.

Open every day: 11am to 3.30 

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Pohatu Penguins Art and Crafts shop and Booking office

Looking for something different to offer? Come to browse our small souvenir shop to meet our friendly team and find the perfect gift. Arts and crafts from local artists including Jewelleries, Toys, T-shirts, Books and Photography.

If you’re looking for an activity, ask about Pohatu Penguin tours, Sea-kayaking safaris, Hiking tours and the famous Banks Track.

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NPD Akaroa Motor Garage

Automotive Repairs, Service Station, Motor Accessories & Spare Parts and Retail. Call Clint, Nina and the team.

Summer Hours:

Monday - Friday 7am - 7pm
Saturday 7.30am - 7pm
Sunday 7.30am - 6pm
Closed on Christmas Day ONLY but 24hour fuel will still be available

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