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Rug up and venture into the night. Arrowtown looks magical in the winter twilight with fairy lights and braziers lining the streets and cosy alleys. Families and couples stroll the streets browsing in over 40 shops.
Then we hit the streets of Queenstown to shop till we drop. We poke our noses into boutique stores like Decode, Angel Divine, Megaphone, Goddess, Kappa Design Gallery, The OK Gift & Souvenir shop and The Supply Room.
Then it's back to Arrowtown for a chat with Gary from The Jade & Opal Factory who lets us into the Jade Carving Studio and shares with us his extensive knowledge and experience with jade and greenstone (called ponamu in Maori). An interesting look into the world of one of New Zealand's favourite souvenir keepsakes.