Go shopping in Hamilton of New Zealand, you might be surprised at what you’ll find. Hamilton is a cosmopolitan mix of boutiques, high end fashion stores, large shopping centres and produce markets are sure to serve up some serious retail therapy.
It is now New Zealand’s Largest Shopping Centre and Australia’s only true hybrid mall. The Base large format offers 78 stores with over 49,000 square metres of retail trading space, the Waikato’s only outlet mall and major retailers including The Warehouse, Briscoes, Number 1 Shoes, Bond + Bond, Rebel Sport, Heathcote Appliances and Mitre 10 Mega that cater for all your shopping needs. To add to that in they have just completed the ground floor to their new fully enclosed shopping centre called Te Awa. With 94 stores, cutting edge Carpark Management System and Waikato Tainui designed architecture and Te Awa, The Base is a unique shopping experience. The fact that Te Awa was eventually settled on as a suitable name says much about the centre’s stature, given the very high regard, depth of meaning and significance that Waikato Tainui attach to their Awa Tupuna (ancestral river). This experience is accentuated by the tree canopy — like diffused light and vibrant tiled floor that mirrors the winding current, eddies and calm pools of the centre’s namesake, the Waikato River.
Open seven days a week, Donovans Chocolates combine a real working chocolate factory with a speciality café and gift shop where you can view chocolates being made. Taste warm chocolate on wafer from the famous chocolate wheel. Sit down in the café and enjoy espresso coffees, hot chocolate made with real chocolate and a great selection of delicious food. Select from a wide range of gourmet chocolates and speciality handmade gifts. Donovons Chocolates is a family company with a reputation for providing New Zealand-made products of the highest quality.
For adventurous individuals who have a love for travel, the outdoors and an active lifestyle, Mountain Designs is a one-stop shop with a wide range of exclusive gear and apparel for outdoor users to enjoy. Since its inception Mountain Designs has used the experience gained by equipping many mountaineers and unique adventurers with the aim to design and produce outdoor gear that has unequalled function and quality. The soul of Mountain Designs is the unique heritage and the label is the spirit. You will find the store’s helpful staff have plenty of experience and knowledge to advise the most appropriate travel and outdoor gear for those who love to bike, run, walk, climb, tour, travel, or just sit and ‘breathe in the view’. Travel and outdoor clothing, footwear, backpacks, sleeping bags, and climbing gear are just a part of the extensive range of products available for outdoor users to enjoy.
Casabella Lane has been described as ‘destination shopping’ at its best. Based on the European style of shopping, Casabella Lane lets you shop in style with a variety of stores, relaxed atmosphere, live music and a flavorsome range of rich aromas and delicious foods.
Whether it’s grabbing your favourite book, interior inspiration, a unique gift or designer shoes — Casabella Lane has it all. So why not spoil yourself with a visit to
Casabella Lane, the perfect place to relax and unwind — a slice of the Mediterranean in your own backyard.