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Island Crafts

Address: Centrepoint Building, Avarua, Cook Islands
Phone Number: 20-919
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Ranked #12 of 19 Attractions in Avarua
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
Owner description: Notable for its vast selection of handcrafts, including everything from carved wooden tikis to...
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Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
Owner description: Notable for its vast selection of handcrafts, including everything from carved wooden tikis to black pearls, this has been "the" store to go to since its 1943 opening.
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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166 reviews 166 reviews
86 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I enjoyed wandering in here a couple of times, there is a wide range of locally produced trinkets and other memento’s including Black Peals to select from. You can also buy a limited range of hats to keep the sun at bay. If you want a more musical souvenir or your track, again there is some choice here. We found... More 

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Portland, OR
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This shop has a great selection of quality items, reasonable prices, and friendly/helpful staff. I bought just about all of my souvenirs here.

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Avon, Ohio
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715 reviews 715 reviews
471 attraction reviews
968 helpful votes 968 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Rarotonga is a relatively small location with limited shopping but what shopping is available is reasonably good. After visiting most of the stores, we found Island Crafts offers a broad selection of quality Cook Islands made merchandise including black pearls, wood carvings, shell crafts and much more. If you are looking for a quality Cooks souvenir, this is probably the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

The ladies at Island craft were fantastic at supplying our flowers for our wedding. Helpful having credit card facilities and abilities to make up extra little things at short notice. They even lent me their own tiki torches due to my lacking having ordered any. The only things I noticed was they had old e-mail correspondance between us and weren't... More 

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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101 reviews 101 reviews
31 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

I always enjoy browsing in this store. I order fresh floral garlands from Island Craft, so when I pop in to collect my 'ei I browse the range of trinkets, black pearl settings, and wooden carvings. Some very nice products in the display cabinets and around the wall-space.

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