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Address: 229 State Highway 1F | RD1, Awanui, 0451, New Zealand
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+64 9-406 7172
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07:30 - 05:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 05:30

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The craft shop has an excellent range of gifts that are unique to the Far North, manufactured from the swamp kauri recovered from the local farmlands. There are also some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joanna K
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Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The craft shop has an excellent range of gifts that are unique to the Far North, manufactured from the swamp kauri recovered from the local farmlands. There are also some excellent sculptures and artefacts on show, which would look fabulous in the right setting, although the price & size of these would limit the pool of buyers.

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Thank Joanna K
St Albans, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This shop specialises in Kauri tree wood carved ornaments. High quality one too. From trinkets to $40000 wooden bench. Nice coffee shop too.

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Thank stuartbeesley
Vancouver, Canada
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191 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Stopped here to see the Giant Kauri staircase, suggested by the information centre at Kaitaia. This attraction reads more as a rest stop, with a cafe and a shop beside, rather than an attraction itself, but has some interesting Kauri products and art on display.

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Thank F S
Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

The new owners have turned this place around. The food is excellent, I had the quiche, it was superb. The staff are all very friendly and welcoming. After my fantastic lunch I had a browse around the retail area. The Ancient Kauri staircase was phenomenal, and it was amazing to see such beautiful carvings and items for sale - I... More 

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Thank kauriqueen
Pune
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

What a hidden gem.. great breakfast, amazing staff always ready to serve with a smile and top it up with great kauri items.. perfect place to spend a morning

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Thank GanapathyIyer
Durham, United Kingdom
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379 reviews
149 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This was a refreshments and comfort break stop, twice, on our Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach coach tour. Our coach driver said we were visiting as a test to see if the new owners could cope. 6 buses arrived at once and it was pretty chaotic. That said I got the food and drinks whilst Linda QUEUED for the... More 

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Thank IanMac1960
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

First time here in a couple of years. New owners started this week and what a difference in only a couple of days. The food was delicious and the products to purchase in their shop was full with a great range starting to appear. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It was a pleasure to visit and will return.... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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354 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We were dropped off at this establishment by our coach driver on our NZ Tour. It was interesting in that there were some very beautiful carvings made from the ancient kauri trees, excavated locally. prices of the goods were however very expensive. The attached cafe had a very limited menu, which was disappointing when we were hungry and thirsty after... More 

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Thank PATRICKDON
Whakatane, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Was looking forward to seeing this place. Did the research via website which said open 7 days a week 8am to 5pm. We set out, heading north. After a couple of hours driving we came across a huge road sign advertising the Ancient Kauri Museum 5 km ahead. We arrived at 11.05 am and it was closed. The place looked... More 

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Thank margot3120
Napier, New Zealand
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120 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Great stuff to see but incredibly difficult to buy anything. We waited, rang the bell and then went to the other side to ask the cafe who was working in the shop. The lady explained that staff cuts meant one person was meant to service both sides and three tour buses had come in at the same time. Good to... More 

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