About Woolpress Arrowtown
The historic town of Arrowtown is a popular holiday destination throughout the year and WoolPress Arrowtown is one of the most well known and well frequented stores on Arrowtown’s main street, Buckingham Street. Established in 1991 by Arrowtown locals, Delvine Wallace and Bruce Gibbs, WoolPress Arrowtown has always been a hot shopping destination for holiday-makers as well as the locals. The first retail store in the world to stock two of New Zealand’s top brands; Icebreaker and Earth Sea Sky, WoolPress Arrowtown has always led the way in the Arrowtown tourism retail sector. Whilst the store has evolved over the past 20 years with the brands it stocks, one thing has always remained the same and that is the amazing service, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff and the excellent overall shopping experience that those who have visited have come to expect from WoolPress Arrowtown.
Whether you are looking for warm clothing for hiking, biking or just shopping, Icebreaker is a brand you cannot go past. Internationally renowned, the Icebreaker range of 100% New Zealand Merino Wool garments caters for men, women and children with its famous layering system.
Specialists in outdoor and travel clothing and 100% made in New Zealand, Earth Sea Sky’s high tech products are created using the best fabrics in the world and are loved by experienced outdoor enthusiasts throughout. Whether you need a warm fleece, waterproof jacket or windproof vest, make sure you check out the amazing range from Earth Sea Sky!.
Need footwear that is stylish, comfortable, warm and highly sought after? WoolPress Arrowtown has a great range of styles and colours in the UGG range. This is the original UGG Australia brand looked for around the world, as worn by the movie stars.
Unique to New Zealand is the luxurious combination of Possum and Merino knitwear. Possum fur is one of the warmest and lightest natural fibres in the world – when combined with Merino wool the result is a soft, light, unbelievably warm garment. WoolPress Arrowtown has a range of Merino/Possum garments for men and women, a must see for all visitors to the country. Exclusive stockists of the original Merinomink™ brand sought after for its unique fashion styling and quality.
WoolPress Arrowtown has an extensive range of high quality leather wear made by acclaimed labels Knight of New Zealand and Caroline Moore. Both labels have mastered the art of creating stunning leather jackets and their styles are revered by all. Don’t go past WoolPress Arrowtown without taking the time to try on a luxurious leather jacket!.
WoolPress Arrowtown also has a huge range of New Zealand accessories for gift or souvenir purchases for you to shop for yourself or buy a treat for someone back at home!.
Located in Central Otago, South Island of New Zealand, Arrowtown was established as a gold mining town during the gold rush of 1862. At its very height, Arrowtown was home to more than 7,000 people. Today Arrowtown remains a treasure in its own right, retaining an ambience sought after by visitors and residents alike. It is one of four heritage towns in New Zealand, with its development carefully controlled and structured by Town Planning to retain its special qualities. And it’s easy to see why with its breathtaking scenery and four very distinct seasons.
Being at the heart of the Southern Lakes ski areas, crisp winter days make Arrowtown the perfect winter getaway, spring skiing and picturesque tours or just plain relaxation during the hot summer months. And not forgetting autumn, the most spectacular season for Arrowtown with its vibrant and stunning colour palette.
Arrowtown’s main street has a plethora of shops featuring mainly New Zealand product and the café culture is alive and well with a great variety of restaurants to choose from. Just a short walk away from the main street is the Arrow River, once famed for it’s abundance of gold and now a wonderful place to take a stroll. Arrowtown was also the venue for a number of scenes in the Lord of the Rings trilogy of movies, however above all it’s just an interesting and exciting place to visit, with a distinct flavour of its own.