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There are fashion boutiques with local and international designer labels, vintage stores, ceramics, and art and craft galleries full of beautiful items small enough to pack in a suitcase. Homewares are a specialty, and even local cafes have a corner dedicated to pretty items for the house.
As you might expect in an adventure sport capital, there are outdoor and sporting goods stores to supply every sporting need, as well as maps, licenses and guides.
On Sunday mornings, Market Central Taupo at Northcroft Reserve has a variety of stalls selling jewellery, candles, artisan crafts and homewares, fresh produce and tasty treats.
Opened in 2002, our boutique store and gift shop in Taupō is situated in the centre of town, down an arcade between Heu Heu and Horomatangi Streets. The Linen Room is 100% locally owned and operated.
Stardust Creations is a family-owned gift store stocking a huge range of products including crystals and gemstones, Himalayan salt lamps, ornaments including animals, buddhas, fairies and dragons, and candles and incense.