One of the pleasures of any trip to New Zealand
is a step into the extraordinary. Here, where the wilderness is still wild, the coastline rocky and rugged, and the great outdoors still great, the locals have their own sense of splendor, and this can be seen in the artfully crafted curios on display at Queenstown
's Arts and Crafts Market.
Set in a beautiful waterfront location in Earnslaw Park, in this vibrant arena, visual and performing arts meld together for the public to enjoy. Artisans, and craftsmen and women flock to the Market every Saturday from all around New Zealand’s South Island
in order to give visitors a truly diverse and intricate display of what the Kiwis (locals) have been up to.
And what a display it is. Here, there are not only unique performing arts taking place, but an astounding variety of arts and crafts. Everything from hand-crafted soaps, beautiful jewelry, bone carvings, pottery work, sculptures, paintings, wood turning, flax weaving, knitwear, screen printing, and pretty much everything else under the New Zealand sun assures that you’ll find that perfectly unique gift you’ve been looking for all trip.
If there’s one market you visit while in Queenstown, it must be the extraordinarily creative Queenstown Arts and Crafts Market.