Hi Jules, well I'm not sure that our shopping will live up your hubby's expectations, I wouldn't say we have any extra-ordinary shopping complexes just smallish enclaves of boutique/quirky/designer areas. Parnell in Auckland is one of these areas. The shopping in Wellington central (Lambton Quay) is very good, check out this site and download the pdf's of the shopping map and the arts map which shows a lot of the galleries in and around the area as well.
By the way Jules are you coming via Dubai? Now there's a shopping mecca! Hubby would be in seventh heaven I can tell you!
Thanks for the helpful info. I think we are going via LA. We were in Cuba this year and the shopping there was almost non existant. Hubby will be happy with any amount of shopping. I'll check out the link you suggested. I don't imagine we'll have a lot of time for too much sight seeing as we'll be having job interviews and looking for places to live as well.
Are you going for the "we'll feel right at home in Wellington" thought? Cold, wet and windy!
The following are your best shopping ideas for Wellington:
Lower Hutt : Queensgate Shopping Mall
Porirua: Noth City shopping Plaza and the Porirua mega centre
Wellington City: The department store are mostly aroundCUba Street with a number of specialty shops on Lambton Quay. If you give me some idea what he would be looking for, I can steer him in the right direction.
Zappers must be from Auckland with uis comments about our lovely Wellington weather - Doesn't Zappers know "You cant beat Wellington on a good Day."
The research i've done so far seems to put Wellington at the top of the list. And i've been offered a place at the Open Polytechnic and I believe thats nearby. Looking forward to visiting in March. Thanks for the great info. Totally appreciated.
My hubby is shopaholic for both of us!! I like your idea of flying via Hong Kong though!! I wonder if that's an option for us. I will have to check the flight arrangements. We haven't yet booked the tickets, so we can always change our plans.
Thanks for the info
Bean, not at all- I'm south of the Bombays through & through. And you're right, Wellington is good............. for a visit.................for a day......................and as you say on the right day, one of the 10 that are available during the year! :)
PS- You just can't beat Tauranga followed a close second by Napier