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Ka-uri Unearthed

229 State Highway 1 | Rd1, Awanui 0451, New Zealand
+64 9-406 7172
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Plenty of kauri, and food too

The standard of the kauri items here is high, and due to it being unearthed timber, it has been... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
John M
,
Geelong, Australia
Kauri Unearthed

What a lovely place to stop and have a meal. We had breakfast here Eggs Benedict and they were a... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
jjd25386
,
Whangarei, New Zealand
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229 State Highway 1 | Rd1, Awanui 0451, New Zealand
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+64 9-406 7172
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

The standard of the kauri items here is high, and due to it being unearthed timber, it has been carbon dated at 45,000 years old. It really is beautiful, and by the way, the big staircase carved within a huge kauri trunk is worth a...More

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Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place to stop and have a meal. We had breakfast here Eggs Benedict and they were a reasonable price and very very tasty. A lovely shop to browse with many kauri timber pieces to choose from. We left for Cape Reinga lighthouse...More

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Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

It's a perfect place to stop on the way to Cape Reinga or 90 miles beach. The variety of Kauri products is good enough to choose some of the best. The cafe in the shop can be a good place to have lunch before heading...More

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Reviewed January 12, 2018

Used to be a nice place to stop and visit and have a coffee, unfortunately it now seems to be just a tourist trap for non-stop coach loads of visitors in the summer. Café service is rather messy and disorganised to say the least, and...More

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Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

The food was average nothing special does the job. The food was not too bad for you if you really hungry. Staff were helpful.

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Reviewed January 2, 2018

The workshop was closed to the general public. The shop had been renovated, not sure when, but the large pieces of Kauri wood were moved to the very back of the building. The building is now a tourist trap for those on their way to/from...More

Thank Cuppa C
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Philip S, General Manager at Ka-uri Unearthed, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

Hi Cuppa, thanks for your review. Yes the workshop is closed to the public and is required to be so as it has a lot of machinery and is considered a work safe site under health & safety regulations. The shop has not been renovated...More

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Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Great selection of gifts and souvenirs here as well as a cafe. This makes for a good place to stop. The staff were really friendly and organised, even with the large buss full of people that arrived just after we did, they managed the cafe...More

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Reviewed December 14, 2017

A very impressive display of kauri products made on the premises by the local iwi’s own craftspeople. Salad bowls at up to $500 each and ornamental craft standing a metre plus tall at up to $2000. Apparently, the Asian tourists go mad for the stuff...More

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Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

Took some friends up for a visit, second time since new ownership in December. Fantastic Food well priced and very friendly. The shop and product offerings have grown and is looking great. Pricing is a lot more sensible than a year back. Will definitely be...More

Thank totravel18
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Reviewed April 20, 2017

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...More

Thank Joanna K
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