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“Great place to get your gifts!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Paua World

Paua World
54 Kent Street | PO Box 142, Carterton 5951, New Zealand
64 6 379 4222
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Ranked #5 of 7 things to do in Carterton
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Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great place to get your gifts!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This place is great to go to for a tour on how the paua is processed and used. The gift shop is great to get your presents to take back when you are visiting from America!

Visited April 2013
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Expectations exceeded”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I have been wanting to come to Paua World for a very long time. I was not disappointed! When you arrive, there is plenty of parking, a great outdoor spot for kids to play and picnics to be eaten. Inside, we were greated by super friendly staff. They informed my partner he could have a free cuppa & read the paper while I looked around. I was then given a tour of the shop & great advice to ensure I got the very best of my time there. I was even told to go back and stuff more paua pieces into my $5 bag when I got to the counter! Left buzzing!

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Lower Hutt City, Wellington, New Zealand
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“A good place for gifts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Many items to choose from. Friendly staff. Easy to find and heaps of parking. If you or friends like Paua - stop here!

Visited January 2014
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Carterton, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I lived a couple of houses down from Paua World. There is a great selection of jewellery and other collectables all made from the Paua shell, plus other items not made from Paua(Abalone in other parts of the world. There is a wide selection of prices to suit all pockets. The staff are pleasant and professional. Don't drive past there is plenty of parking. Coming into Carterton from the North take the first left down Kent Street. Got the children with you, there is a great play area to keep them occupied, while you shop.

Visited March 2013
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Carterton, New Zealand
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“Interesting array of different souvenirs!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Paua Shell Carterton has got souvenirs for every budget and taste, love to just wonder around and get some gorgeous presents for family overseas, staff are extremely helpful and the free coffee, tea + informative video a nice touch.

Visited April 2013
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