Who we are
The Cabbage Tree – Bay of Islands shops
From warm and light possum merino fashion to traditional greenstone carvings, we bring high quality New Zealand gifts, clothing and souvenirs to you, direct from the best artists and craftspeople from around the country.
When touring the picturesque Bay of Islands (just three hours North of Auckland), make sure to come and experience one of our unique Bay of Islands shops. With our combination of high-quality crafts and warm service, we’re a destination you must see for yourself.
Bringing New Zealand crafts to the world
Passionate about offering a highly personalised service to our customers, we enjoy showcasing quality New Zealand souvenirs to tourists and locals alike. We are 100% locally owned and operated and are proud to have represented talented New Zealand artisans in our award-winning Bay of Islands shops for over thirty years.
We offer these local artists a portal to display their talents and passions with the world, creating opportunities for both the artists, who are able to make a living from their chosen art form, and our discerning customers, who are offered an exclusive range of high-quality souvenirs that embody the New Zealand spirit.
The Kiwi Zone
A visit to the Maritime Building in Paihia to browse through the Kiwi Zone is time well spent. We created this space for products that are 100% designed and made in NZ, and it’s a project we’re proud of. Every product bought from the Kiwi Zone supports artists and craftspeople, locally and around NZ, and makes a special gift or memento.
A warm welcome awaits you
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff love matching you with the perfect pieces made by gifted New Zealanders, which reflect our beautiful country in medium and design. What better way to remember a magical holiday or mark a special occasion than to take a piece of New Zealand back with you in the form of a warm, light and silky possum merino scarf, or a keep-sake box made from ancient and glittery swamp Kauri. The choices are endless!
New Zealand has so much to offer the world, and it is our mission to exhibit beauty, quality and functionality made and designed right here in Aotearoa – the land of the long white cloud.
3 Bay of Islands Locations
We have award-winning stores in three locations to choose from: