Bivouac remains the best (only?) place in Wellington for a decent selection of climbing hardware, and they have rental crampons, ice axes and avalanche transceivers. Knowledgeable and friendly staff, and -15% NZ Alpine Club member discount!
A better store than some of the other chain stores that now seem to only offer sports apparel. Was able to pick up a pair of technical socks and browsed the good selection of maps (didn't buy a map on this occasion but have done so at other stores in this chain in the past). Helpful staff.
Good selection of outdoors gear that you wouldn't typically find at other more 'mainstream' stores. They have ropes, carabiners, specialty climbing and alpine equipment. Recommend if you're hard out in your adventure.
39 Mercer Street Wellington Wellington
PO BOX 7113 Sydenham Christchurch 8240
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