Watermelon Shade For Shade Sails & More


Award winning Watermelon Shade Ltd is one of the premiere suppliers of outdoor shade sail and sun protection products in New Zealand. Originally based in Christchurch, there are now three owner operated Watermelon Shade franchises in the south island. With over ten years industry experience in the sun shade and shade sail field, Watermelon Shade offers expert advice and genuine customer service.


Watermelon Shade Ltd offer a complete design, manufacture and installation service and provide only the best quality, New Zealand made products. Their broad product range covers all shade sail, sun shade and all weather protection products.


Whether you require sun protection for your home or business, Watermelon Shade will have a solution. They cover all residential, commercial and educational sectors and understand the need for complete sun protection in every situation and are committed to finding the right solution for your need.


Watermelon Shade shade sails and sun shade products are manufactured from fabrics that are designed to withstand NZ's often harsh conditions. They are proud to be members of the Outdoor Fabric Products Association of NZ (OFPANZ) and have recently received the 2014 Excellence Award in the Domestic Shade Structures category.


Locally owned and operated, Watermelon Shade offer a Free Measure and Quotation service and are happy to meet with you and discuss what options are available. If you should be outside one of the three franchise regions, give them a call and they may still be able to assist you. 

Areas Covered:

Watermelon Shade are proud to cover the following areas:


  • Christchurch City & surrounds

  • Mid / South Canterbury / North Canterbury

  • North Otago & the MacKenzie Basin


Watermelon Shade...for all your shade sail and sun protection solutions!

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Call Us Now:   0800-1-SHADE

...For a Free Measure & Quote

Keeping You Covered - Whatever The Weather!

Leading The Company


Mike Keys is Managing Director and founder of Watermelon Shade Ltd.


Mike has been in the sun shade and related industries for nearly 20 years and has a passion to provide affordable UV protection for all New Zealanders whether they be at home, work, school or play. 

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At A Glance


  • Watermelon Shade has over 10 years’ industry experience

  • Provides high quality, NZ-made products

  • Offers a complete design & install solution

  • Watermelon Shade has a broad product range for shade sail, sun shade and all weather protection

  • Watermelon Shade has won several national awards for its designs

  • We are locally owned and operated

  • We are members of the Outdoor Fabric Products Association of NZ (OFPANZ)

  • Our people are experienced and committed 

  • We offer a free inhome consultation and quote service