Queenstown is a naturally stunning gem of a town perfectly situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Bungee jumping and tourists are two things typically associated with this adventure capital of the world. If authentic New Zealand and a reprise from hordes of selfie stick wielding visitors is what you’re hoping for, pop into Antipodean Trader.

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This quaint shop on the fringe of town is conveniently located just a stones throw away from the Skyline Gondola. Antipodean Trader is hand stocked with finds from across New Zealand and lovingly curated with artisanal pieces the owner, Kim, has gathered from around the world.

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Antipodean Trader is the perfect place to search for a unique souvenir, but it’s also just as impressive if you’re looking for a spot of inspiration when it comes to decorating your own home or office.

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Check out the lovely way Kim arranged these knobs to look like an adorable pile of sprouting mushrooms…

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…and the lovely blooms in these covetable handmade walnut vases.

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From the handwritten notes and descriptions of each piece to the owner’s welcoming presence, Antipodean Trader is the type of unique shop you hope to stumble upon during your vacation.

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Antipodean Trader carries clothing and jewelry…

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…as well as home goods.

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It’s a shop with heart and fun items you won’t find anywhere else in Queenstown.

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If The Remarkables mountain range and the gorgeous hues of the lake weren’t enough to make you want to set up shop in Queenstown, then your bulging suitcase after an artisanal raid at Antipodean trader just might have you doing a double take at those real estate listings in town.

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Antipodean Trader
58 Camp Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
10:00am – 4:00pm Monday through Saturday (Closed Sundays)