Great Kiwi Yarns and The Country Collection on Queen Street in Auckland

Great Kiwi Yarns and The Country Collection are iconic shops in Auckland specialised in classic and modern styles of the very finest knitwear produced in New Zealand  and award-winning designers. They showcase the highest quality Kiwi clothes made of finest natural yarns such as Possum-Merino (genuine to New Zealand), Merino, Alpaca and authentic Cashmere.  Our 30-year-old premier clothing stores are a favourite place to buy local in the great shopping precinct, 105 and 107 Queen Street, Auckland. They are also the best stores to visit with quality souvenirs and attractions in a building heritage that New Zealand can offer and take home a piece of excellence designed in our stunning country.

Elegant Knitwear Collections

Great Kiwi Yarns, New Zealand's premier knitwear retailer, exhibits refined and elegant knitwear for women and men, including cardigans, sweaters, jumpers, or  jackets. The Country Collection specialises more on casual garments and display a large range of accessories such as scarves, socks, beanies or hats. Altogether they display over 300 different gorgeous and sustainable products. Do not miss the largest knitwear collections made in New Zealand with incomparable styles.

Our Team

Our staff is committed to providing their expertise to our valuable customers with honesty and integrity, creating a warm and sincere relationship. They come from various ethnicities around the world, speaking a large range of languages (Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish) and are proud to treat every customer with the highest dedication that they deserve.


We look forward to seeing you in our stores and sharing with you our passion for the finest New Zealand knitwear.

Great Kiwi Yarns Finest Luxury Knitwear 107 Queen Street Auckland

Great Kiwi Yarns 107 Queen Street
Auckland Tel. (0064) 9 308 9013
New Zealand: 09 308 9013.
By post: Great Kiwi Yarns, PO Box 231, Shortland St, Auckland New Zealand

Our beautiful stores are located in the historic Guardian Building at 105 - 107 Lower Queen Street, Auckland's premier luxury retail destination.

The Country Collection Authentic NZ Knitwear 105 Queen Street Auckland

The Country Collection
105 Queen Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Tel. (0064) (0) 9 302 0397.

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 7pm (6pm in winter)
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 6pm
Public Holidays: 10am - 6pm
Closed Christmas Day.

Methods of payment

We accept all major credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, JCB, China Union Pay, Diners and American Express as well as EFTPOS and cash. We accept cash in AUD, EUR, GBP, JPY and USD.

The Guardian

The building was erected during the years of WWI, in 1914-18. It was designed by William Gummer, in the Chicago style, commercial building Stripped Classical. It was on one of Auckland’s first high-rise buildings of the modern era, putting an end to the Victorian style. The construction materials are steel for the frame, terrazzo floors and Kairuru marble on the walls. The elegant façade features large pillars cloaked in bronze.

The Guardian was the tallest building in Auckland until the 1960’s. It is precious as the last remaining high-rise building for commercial purposes. The Guardian is classified by the Council of Auckland as a heritage building of outstanding natural beauty and architectural and historical significance.

Great Kiwi Yarns and the Country Collection are extremely proud to stand in this beautiful space, cementing our respect for New Zealand’s finest culture.

The Guardian