By Karen Shelford

Rotorua, NZ, Outdoor Stores

Rotorua, NZ, Outdoor Stores feature the well known brand names such as Kathmandu, Macpac, NZO, and more generally Rebel Sport and Stirling Sport.

Hours, locations and links to the various websites are provided as are links to online clothing and equipment stores not located in Rotorua.

List of Outdoor Stores

Outdoorsman Headquarters

Another iconic store has closed its doors. Jan 2020. Is still operating as an online store.



Rotorua, NZ, outdoor stores - KathmanduRotorua, NZ, outdoor stores - Kathmandu

Kathmandu have a large store in Rotorua and they carry everything related to camping and hiking. Tents, cooking equipment, lifestyle equipment and I'm sure I've seen little toilets in there.

As a brand name in Australia and New Zealand, Kathmandu carry their own range of clothing designed with the cold in mind.

One thing I will say about them is that they are quite expensive. We usually wait until they have specials when items are knocked down by 50% or more before we stock up on basic goodies.

Address: 1266 Tutanekai St, Rotorua
+64 07 349 2534 Leave the zero off if you're overseas
Contact Form on the website
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat 9am-4.30pm, Sun 10am-3.30pm


Macpac is a popular NZ outdoor gear store, this one located in Rotorua.Macpac

Macpac is a bit like Kathmandu (across the road from it too). Also into wilderness type equipment, this company specialises in making backpacks that stand up to New Zealand's terrain.

Address: 1269 Tutanekai St, Rotorua
+64 07 348 5287 Leave the zero off if you're overseas
Contact Form on the website
Mon-Tue 9am-5.30pm, Wed-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-4.30pm, Sun 10am-4pm


NZ Active are New Zealand's primo mountain biking clothing. Durable and always entrend.NZO Active Wear

Mountain biker, meet NZO. You can always tell a good brand when it attracts raving fans. That's what this small, Rotorua based, mountain bike clothing company does. It's probably got something to do with the owners, mad keen bikers themselves. Sign up for the newsletter and tell me it doesn't come across.

Designed by bikers for bikers, the clothing works. The shorts are durable, comfortable and they look pretty cool too. There's a whole range of tops, hoodies, t-shirts and some bike accessories as well.

You can see and purchase this clothing from the store shared with Ride Rotorua or online.

Address: 1131 Amohau St, Rotorua
+64 07 347 7775
contact form on website
Store Hours
- Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 9am-1pm

Mountain Designs

Mountain Designs have closed their NZ stores in case you were looking. Australian online shopping is available.

Indoor & Outdoor Sports Stores

Rebel Sport

Rotorua, NZ, outdoor stores - Rebel SportsRotorua, NZ, outdoor stores - Rebel Sports

Rebel Sport is a well known brand name throughout New Zealand and Australia. They are the megastores for sports related products.

What sport are you interested in because there are lots. Like badminton, basketball, boxing, cricket, golf, hockey, league, netball, rugby, running, soccer, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis, touch, volleyball, water polo and probably some I may have missed.

If you want particular brands they have Adidas, Asics, Casio, Canterbury, Hi-Tech, Kookaburra, Lotto, Mizuno, New Balance, Nike, Price, Puma, Reebok, Running Bare, Russell Athletic, Skins, Speedo, The Naked Gym, Under Armour, Wilson and York.

Address: 15 Victoria St (In the Central Mall)
Phone: +64 07 349 0202 Leave the zero off if you're overseas
Email: There is a nationwide contact form on website
Hours: Mon-Thu 9am-5.30pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat/Sun 9am-5pm

Stirling Sports

Rotorua, NZ, outdoor stores - Stirling SportsRotorua, NZ, outdoor stores - Stirling Sport

Also specialise mainly in sporting goods although not on the scale of Rebel Sport. Stirling Sport is a New Zealand brand with numerous stores owned by franchisees.

Stirling Sports cover Basketball, Cricket, Fitness, Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Soccer, Ball sports and racquet sports.

The brands they have are Adidas, Asics, Canterbury, Champion, Converse, Dunlop, Gilbert, Gray Nicolls, Grays, Gunn & More, Head, Kookaburra, Leluu, Lotto, Mizuno, Molten, New Balance, Nike, NRL, Polar, Prince, Puma, Russell Athletic, Skins, Slazenger, Stirling Sports, Therma Tech, TK, Under Armour, Wilson, X-Blades and Yonex.

If you are a supporter of the All Blacks, Rugby League, Super Rugby, NBA and Soccer you will find the gear here.

Stirling Sports also has an online store that ships throughout New Zealand and also Australia, East Asia, North America, UK and Europe although they can't deliver to some countries.

Address: 1277 Tutanekai St, Rotorua
Phone: +64 07 348 0397 Leave the first zero off if you're overseas
Fax: +64 07 348 0396
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 10am-2pm

NZ Online Outdoor Clothing & Equipment Stores

Although these are online stores, they're included to give you access to New Zealand brand outdoor gears.

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