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About Acorn Models

Acorn Models has New Zealand's largest range of model and hobby products & supplies.

Established as a Christchurch retail shop in 1985, we've grown in size and popularity & now have a large mail order base serving the whole country.

It's always been our wish to make available the best quality products at the best available prices. To achieve this, we source product from around the globe, importing many items which are not typically available from hobby stores within New Zealand.

Our website is like a virtual hobby store with all our products. And because our webserver works off our in-store database in real time, if it's on the site, it's in stock. If there is something you are looking for that is not listed, it may be temporarily out of stock, so just ask!

Acorn Models covers all kinds of model and hobby products from:

  • Motorcycles
  • Cars
  • Planes
  • Boats
  • Helicopters
  • Slotcars
  • Radio controls
  • Trains
  • Kitsets
  • Rockets
  • Paints (including Vallejo), Glues and Finish
  • Tools & accessories, and
  • Books & manuals (including Kalmbach)

Whatever your gift, hobby and model needs, visit the Acorn Models website or call us today.

We look forward to serving you!

What makes us different?

Are you looking for a model and hobby supplier who offers the most extensive and high quality range in New Zealand at the most competitive prices? We source our products from around the world in order to offer you the best out there. Whether it's for personal interest, a present or something you've always wanted to look into, we can help. For more information, contact our friendly team today, we're only too happy to help.

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Christchurch Central Christchurch


  • NZ Retailers Association

Opening hours

  • 09:00 - 17:30
  • 09:00 - 17:30
  • 09:00 - 17:30
  • 09:00 - 17:30
  • 09:00 - 17:30
  • 09:00 - 16:00
  • Closed

Products and services

  • E-Flight
  • Futaba
  • Hobby Zone
  • Hornby
  • Park Zone
  • Scalextric
  • Tamiya
  • Woodland Scenics
  • Balsa Wood
  • Crafts
  • Diecasts
  • Helicopters
  • Model Aeroplanes
  • Model Boats
  • Model Cars
  • Model Rockets
  • Model Trains
  • Paint
  • Slot Cars
  • Tools

Mailing address

37 Manchester Street Central Christchurch 8543

Parking options

Free Off-Street

Payment options

  • VISA
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Direct Credit (internet banking, phone banking)
  • Gift Vouchers
  • MasterCard

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Acorn Models

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Christchurch Central Christchurch

37 Manchester Street Central Christchurch 8543

Contact numbers

03-374 6000
03-374 6066
03-374 6000

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