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Shops and Restaurants

From shops to the dining hall. 
There are so many options for shopping and eating in New Zealand.

The opening hours for local shops and shopping centres can vary depending on where you live, but in general most are open between 9:00am and 5:00pm, Monday to Friday. Many will be open on the weekend as well.

If you are shopping for groceries, in the major cities most supermarkets are open every day until at least 8:00pm. There are also 24-hour convenience stores in the cities, which are open seven days a week.

In New Zealand you can find cuisines from around the world. You can choose from restaurants, takeaway shops, cafés, pubs or bars, with a wide range of options available in the major cities for any budget.


Finding a home away from home

There are four main options for you to consider when looking for a place to live whilst you’re studying.


While you’re studying in New Zealand, you may want to explore your local area or other parts of New Zealand. There are lots of transport options to take you there.

New Zealand Universities

IDP Education partners with all New Zealand universities as well as a broad range of institutes of technology, schools and private providers.


As a pioneer in International education, we are truly global in scale and experience.

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