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Barrytown Knifemaking

2662 Coast Road, Barrytown 7873, New Zealand
+64 800 256 433
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Skill and comedy!!

I stumbled across this day out, it's a must do. Steven and Robyn are a great couple. Not only will... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2016
Clare P
Cork, Cork, Ireland
via mobile
Its been said many times before but if is true

Visiting the South Island New Zealand was one of the best experiences of my life, One adventure... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2016
Duncan M
Bampton, United Kingdom
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“knife making” (23 reviews)
“axe throwing” (13 reviews)
“great fun” (9 reviews)
2662 Coast Road, Barrytown 7873, New Zealand
+64 800 256 433
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Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

I stumbled across this day out, it's a must do. Steven and Robyn are a great couple. Not only will you leave with a brilliantly crafted knife, you'll be entertained all day long, with Steven's hilarious personality and many other activities (axe throwing, ninja star...More

1  Thank Clare P
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Visiting the South Island New Zealand was one of the best experiences of my life, One adventure after another, making if difficult to pick a highlight. However, if I had to it would be the day I spent with Steven and Robyn knife making. A...More

2  Thank Duncan M
Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Steven and Roybn are a absolute amazing couple. I have met funny people in the past but Steven would take the cake! They work incredibly hard and well together. My partner and myself loved it. Many activities to do. All included in the price. Arrived...More

1  Thank DecerningWineLover
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

In brief, you will make a carbon steel blade from scratch. Steve & Robyn are a great duo, and a fine example of famous West Coast hospitality. My recommendation, is spend some time on Google, go with a vague plan. But keep it simple. It...More

1  Thank C0ffeeSn0bs
Reviewed July 2, 2016

I made the best chef's knife in my kitchen - in one day. A fun day meeting the master and his apprentices (us). You can do it too. A tip - go there with an idea in your head about what you want your knife...More

1  Thank KimandCheryl
Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Although it's 6 years ago that I visited Knifemaking Barrytown, this is by far one of the best activities I've ever done.. An amazing day making your own knife and throwing axes in between.. Only downside is that the steel you work with isn't stainless...More

1  Thank Bram N
Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is a full day activity with no prior skill required. Steve and Robyn were great hosts and led us through the whole process from start to finish. There is something satisfying about ending up with a great souvenir for all your hard work. Steve...More

1  Thank mandm298
Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

I had an awesome day making my own knife! Steve was very helpful all day and helped me to create a "different" style on my blade. I love it. Robyn and Steve had their own skills to offer us and it was lovely to see...More

1  Thank Kelly P
Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Great day hosted by steven and robyn very entertaining stevens a really funny guy and a knife making wizz well worth the money really want to go again

1  Thank Greg J
Reviewed April 17, 2016

Steven is hilarious. Very dry wit, dark humor, and fast one liners. He keeps you chuckling all day as he and his lovely wife Robyn guide you through the process of making your knife. If you don't like working with your hands or getting dirty,...More

1  Thank ColoradoHighlander
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September 6, 2016|
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Response from robyn m | Property representative |
Hi there, yes, fly down to CHCH, then either fly to Hokitika, drive over, or catch the transalpine train, depending on your time frame. Hope to see you sometime soon! cheers Robyn