Queenstown, South Island

Browns ski and snowboard rental

Browns ski and snowboard rental - snow in Queenstown

Browns Retail Shop

Browns Ski Shop - Top of the line Ski Clothing

Browns Ski Shop Staff

Browns Ski Shop - Happy Staff

Browns High Quality Rental Skis

Browns Ski Shop - High Quality Rental Skis

Browns Technicians in Action

Browns Ski Shop - Technicians in Action

Browns Ski Shop - Queenstown

Ski and snowboard rental for kids and adults in Queenstown

You need us! Kids are our thing – most of us have our own and we know what it takes to make a family holiday work. We have what you need – great kids’ rental gear, FREE helmets for kids, FREE wrist guards with snowboards, FREE delivery and pick-up, FREE gear insurance, FREE baby-sitting – sorry, just kidding... Really though, all those extras add up to LOTS OF SAVINGS, check around and check us out.  Child rates for under 10s plus special youth rates available for ages 10-17 years.
Retail – exclusive range of kids’ (from 6 months) and adults’ snow wear and accessories from around the world. We import it ourselves so you won’t find it anywhere else in NZ!

Open daily from 7.30am - 8pm.


Choose BOTH of these amazing deals!

> KIDS GO FREE!  That is free skis, boots and helmet for children under 10!
(Each day of hire of a full paying adult (minimum rental of skis or board), the skis, boots and helmet of an under 10 is FREE!  One free child under 10 years for each adult hire.)


> Family discounts of 10%  on total hire available when quoting ‘Kidz Go’.


We have a great range of "littlies" clothing. We stock sizes for children from 4/5 years upwards. Poivre Blanc specialises in offering 'adult stuff' in kids sizes, as does SOS and Cross- just a couple of our favourites! We also have snowboots for rent @ $15 per pair (or $10 for under 10's) per day - excellent for kids playing about in the snow, especially if you also want to rent one of our toboggans for a bit of family fun! Our retail store also sells kids' harnesses and "Edgie-Wedgies" which we recommend for kids around the 3 years old mark who are learning to ski or just need a bit of help keeping their pizza pointed in the front!

Kids Rental & Family Discounts
We rent and retail equipment for children aged 3/4 years and older. 

Kids Equipment Buy Back Scheme - now here's a good idea.......
If you purchase children's skis and/or boots from us, we offer to buy the equipment back from you at up to 40% of its original value (depending on condition) when the kids grow and you purchase their next set of equipment from us. Talk to the retail shop team for more information.

Kids Equipment Packages
We try to make things as easy and cost effective for you as we can, so we have put together some packages (limited availability) of Fischer skis and bindings. The packages come in two lengths so that they are suitable for children of different ages and sizes. Talk to Haggis in the Queenstown retail store for more information and availability.
Read more on what we do 'over and above' for families and kids >>>


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Our favourite destinations…


New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!


Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.


With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.


With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.


Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!


Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.