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Ancient Kauri Kingdom

Address: 229 State Highway 1F, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09 406 7172
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Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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98 reviews 98 reviews
65 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Some of the woodwork in this shop is really good. The coffee shop staff were really friendly and the coffee was really nice.

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New Zealand
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

What an extraordinary experience to walk inside a 50 tonne staircase inside a massive Kauri log! The engineers and architects of this project deserve a medal. It is indeed a fascinating tour and to see what the gum diggers and loggers did many years ago, was an eye opener! Certainly worth the stop on your way north!

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Hesdin, France
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I have visited this place at least 3 times and was sad to notice a real decline. There was no friendly service, in fact it was hard to find anyone around. There has been a drop in the variety and quality of items for sale (but not in price). In the past, I have drooled over the wooden furniture and... More 

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Birrong
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We visited the showroom and were blown away by the handcrafted exhibits and the work these people are doing. I had previously organised to pick up some timber for making medal boxes. The pieces were beautifully prepared and packaged for me along with certifications of authenticity. Yes it was not an inexpensive purchase, but how many people have items made... More 

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Sydney
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149 reviews 149 reviews
67 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Our tour bus stopped here for an afternoon tea break after we left the Ninety Mile Beach. Apart from the cafe, there is an exhibit of Kauri timber. This included a huge tree trunk with a staircase carved inside it that took you up to the second level of the exhibit area.

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My wife and I had a great experience. Less then a 30 mins to spend and we found a great bowl and then Perky showed us some special items in the backroom. Found another bowl and made a great deal on both. We were in our first week of a 5 week trip and Perky held the items till we... More 

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Bay of Islands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We stopped in on our way to Cape Reinga. We wanted to have morning tea before we drove to the Cape at 11am. Getting service was so slow & choice very limited. It seemed that it was so hard to order a toasted sandwich. We looked around for awhile & my daughter wanted to buy some things from the gift... More 

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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94 reviews 94 reviews
58 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

If you just so happen to be driving past and need to stop for a toilet break or a driving break, this may be a decent place to stop. They have a small cafe that serves the usual coffee and snacks. The exhibits and things for sale are pretty expensive so just treat is as a time to rest your... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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142 reviews 142 reviews
13 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Not much to see just a commercial shop really. O K to visit but I wouldn't make a special trip. The kauri staircase was amazing and some good info.

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Guri, South Korea
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647 reviews 647 reviews
325 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

C1 ( 2014.01.08 ) I stopped by there on the road to Cape Reinga. I expected there were many exhibits and goods, but I were wrong. Just expensive souvenir shop and rest area, I think. I recommand there was as rest area when tired to Cape Reinga.

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