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Paua World

54 Kent Street, Carterton 5713, New Zealand
+64 6-379 4222
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A lot of very pretty paua things.

There is so much stuff made out of paua wish i could have got more.Very nice place to visit in New... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Katherine K
All things Paua.

We arrived late in the afternoon, so we only had a quick look around, but they have all things... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
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Paua World, experience the magic of NZ’s iconic unique shell the Paua. DVD and factory visits, extensive gift shop with factory priced souvenirs and park like grounds. Their is something for everyone including stunning Paua Shell jewellery, NZ Greenstone, Possum Merino which is 30% warmer than Cashmere and NZ's best beauty products made from Manuka Honey, Bee Venom, Lanolin, Olive and Rotorua Mud. You will LOVE our prices!!! All Companies Have a Beginning. Ours was in an old chicken shed in 1979 in the town of Masterton – North Island, New Zealand, population 20,000. Two years later the company and factory was moved South some 14 kilometers to its present purpose built site in the small rural town of Carterton, population 4100. We now have 2 companies, NZDimensionz, Which is our Manufacturing and wholesale company and Paua World-our retail tourist attraction.
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“take home” (4 reviews)
“new zealand” (5 reviews)
“tea towels” (2 reviews)
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54 Kent Street, Carterton 5713, New Zealand
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+64 6-379 4222
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

There is so much stuff made out of paua wish i could have got more.Very nice place to visit in New Zealand.

Thank Katherine K
pauaworld, Manager at Paua World, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thanks Katherine, we're glad you liked all our goodies.

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We arrived late in the afternoon, so we only had a quick look around, but they have all things Paua. They have some lovely jewellery and a playground out the back for the kids.

Thank catchfab
pauaworld, Manager at Paua World, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, glad your children enjoyed our playground.

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped off here on recommendation of local campsite. Well worth a visit. Really good value NZ stuff including greenstone as well as loads of Paua and other stuff. Ties and t shirts for the men too! Free wifi cafe and kids play area.

Thank Andy P
pauaworld, Manager at Paua World, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank You for your great review. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 10 April 2017

We have come to visit family 3 times over the past 10 years, each time we make stopping here a must! We get our supply of tea towels and other gifts to take back to our friends in the states. You can also go and...More

Thank KiwiantzUSA
pauaworld, Manager at Paua World, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you for your lovely comment. We're very pleased you love calling in to see us when you're over. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 23 March 2017

I recently had my American family staying over we popped into the Paua world gift store. we had a fantastic time looking around the store and buying gifts and souvenirs for family at home. They were blown away at how friendly the staff were and...More

Thank nickbaxter2017
pauaworld, Manager at Paua World, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you for your very wonderful comment. We really enjoyed meeting your American families and look forward to seeing them again next time they're over.

Reviewed 9 March 2017

It seemed an odd place to find a Paua exhibit so we swung by for a look and were glad we did. Its typical of touristy shops but they allow you to go into the workshop and see the shell being ground and polishged and...More

Thank Colin S
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Paua World was not what I was expecting. It is a magnificent gift shop full of NZ tourist gifts, and you can to into the factory and see the machines and such but I would have liked a tour (it wasn't advertised anywhere and I...More

Thank Emilie H
pauaworld, Manager at Paua World, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Thank You for your review Emilie, we're pleased you enjoyed our gift store. Unfortunatly due to NZ health and safety standards we are unable to do a full factory tour. Customers are most welcome to ask our friendly staff about the jewellery making process and...More

Reviewed 25 December 2016

The ladies were very friendly and helpful in the shop. Huge range of gift ideas, especially to take home something unique from New Zealand.

Thank RoyOz2016
pauaworld, Manager at Paua World, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2017

Thanks for your lovely review. We really enjoyed having you both in our store. Look forward to seeing you again next time you're over.

Reviewed 20 November 2016

We love popping in from time to time as the staff are so friendly and knowledgeable. Always a hit when we take overseas family there as they can add a pin on the map outside which indicates which part of the world they came from....More

Thank Gregory K
pauaworld, Manager at Paua World, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Thank you so much for your review Gregory, we are pleased you enjoy our store and find us friendly. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is such a quaint little shop jam packed with many goodies from gift ideas to crafts and even souvenirs. Lovely customer service

Thank Rachael G
pauaworld, Manager at Paua World, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2016

Thank You Rachael, we're pleased you enjoyed your visit to Paua World.

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