Small Planet Sports is not your average shop. Even if you enter as a ‘normal’ customer, you understand that straight away. The shop is often compared to that of a Kathmandu market place store or a gear cave. We’re not in Nepal though, but at the top of Shotover St, Queenstown.

Small Planet is one of the few remaining stores in Queenstown and perhaps the world, that holds soul. By that, we mean it has character, stories, essence and meaning far beyond that of simply selling product. The shop is a hub and meeting point for the real mountaineers, climbers, guides, pros and all-round dirtbags that have dedicate their lives to the mountains and design their lifestyles around being in the mountains as much as possible.

We stock good product at good prices. Far from being a glossy and commercial retail face, the name of our game is to provide you with specialist backcountry knowledge and make sure you leave with quality product to help you out in the mountains – be it tramping, rock climbing, alpine climbing, backcountry skiing or snowboarding.

Mountain Conversations is born from Small Planet. This blog is a platform to document what is happening from the store, with the people who spend time here and what they get up to in the steep places of New Zealand and around the world.

Please note that we have a far greater range of stock than what is currently on our website due to restructuring. Please call for more details.


Contact Us: 

Small Planet Sports
15-17 Shotover St
Tel: (0064) 03 442 6393 or 03 442 5397

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