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Rare Creations Interactive Wooden Art Gallery

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Amazing creativity!

We stopped here on our way home from visiting Mapua and what a delightful place. Quirky creative... read more

Reviewed March 2, 2019
KathyW2802
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St Heliers, New Zealand
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Best thing to do in Mapua

This truly is a must see place. It is full of all sorts of wonderful, quirky, clever and beautiful... read more

Reviewed February 23, 2019
KimP3784
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Interactive Wooden Art Gallery, RARE CREATIONS offers Contemporary Furniture and a huge range of related wooden art and technical kit sets from 3 to 99 years old to bring back the lost creativity.
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152 Mapua Drive | Large Building, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

We stopped here on our way home from visiting Mapua and what a delightful place. Quirky creative stuff, seemingly magic at times. Very interactive gadgets which will challenge and surprise. Also available for purchase are beautifully handcrafted lights and furniture.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

This truly is a must see place. It is full of all sorts of wonderful, quirky, clever and beautiful things. As you get closer to the end, the pieces become smaller. We loved that we were able to try things. It's interactive and we couldn't...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KimP3784
Andreas N, Owner at Rare Creations Interactive Wooden Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2019

Thanks Kim, I am glad that you like what we produce here, see you next time. Kind Regards Andreas

Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I had a long drive ahead of us. We were already on the road for a bit and needed a break. Honestly we were lucky because we pulled over on the road next to this shop and thought about stretching our legs....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 21, 2019

Popped in for a look, recommend by family. Wow this guy is very talented craftsman. Awesome stuff, Well priced and Well worth a look. Parents need to keep their children supervised as his stuff is to classy to be broken by unruly children.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Andreas N, Owner at Rare Creations Interactive Wooden Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2019

Thanks Justine I am glad that you liked our place and that you mentioned unruly Children can be a problem. Yes, sometimes we do get those, but we are usually make clear to the parents when that happens. Thanks again. Kind Regards Andreas

Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

This is a great place. The wooden art and furniture is amazing. We spent a long time investigating all of the displays. It is very hands on and the proprietor is welcoming and very informative. Also lovely cafe on the doorstep.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Andreas N, Owner at Rare Creations Interactive Wooden Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2019

Thanks Adrienne for you feed back and for enjoying our place, see you soon again, I hope. Kind Regards Andreas

Reviewed January 14, 2019

This was a great place to visit - full of lots of wooden (and other) toys and gadgets, and fascinating to wander around. I would definitely recommend a visit, even if you don't want to buy anything (though it is great for presents as well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Andreas N, Owner at Rare Creations Interactive Wooden Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2019

Thanks Janda, for your great feedback, always appreciated. Kind Regards Andreas

Reviewed January 11, 2019

Amazing intricacies, interactive and a charming owner .......a must do for those who like science, gadgets and ingenuity

Date of experience: January 2019
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Andreas N, Owner at Rare Creations Interactive Wooden Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2019

Thanks you guys, I am glad that I made you to have had some fun here. Kind Regards Andreas

Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

One of Nelson’s greatest hidden attractions, should be on everyone’s itinerary! A beautiful collection of art, quality hand made furniture and mechanical devices. It’s like a interactive museum, only everything is for sale! If you are looking for a unique, quirky gift and fun while...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

What an amazing place, well worth a stroll round and a chat with the proprietor. Loved it. Amazing prices of art and furniture. Very cool.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

We stopped here out of curiousity on our way back from lunch in Mapua, and found ourselves in a world of beautifully-crafted products, displayed in a wonderfully entertaining way. We chatted to the owner, Andreas, who talks with such passion about the products, and who...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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