Wanaka’s best shopping asset is it’s range of outdoor retailers. Helwick Street, with adjoining Dunmore Street and a few shops on the lake front (Admore Street), offers shoppers a selection of ski, snowboard, skateboard, hunting and fishing, climbing and bike shops. Some of the more well-known outdoor/clothing shops include Outside Sports, Base, Racers Edge and MT Outdoors.
Helwick Street and Central Wanaka is also home to a selection of boutique fashion and souvenir/gift shops, as well as travel agents, estate agencies, pharmacies and health shops, a book store, and plenty of cafes of course.
Shop opening times depend on the time of year and the type of business, but almost all are open 7 days a week.