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Great variety of local treasures

A lovely shop with wide range of local crafts and treasures, not to mention some interesting... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
KiwiKerry53
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Wellington, New Zealand
lovely little store

we found this to be a lovely little store with great service, i brought some black pearls and other... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
liberity1
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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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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Centrepoint Building, Avarua, Cook Islands
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+682 20 919
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

We stopped in Island Craft and I was specifically looking to pick up a few Tangarora tikis to take home. I was a bit disappointed in the selection, they only had two suitcase sized tikis and they were pretty expensive for what they were. I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mike S
Reviewed 8 August 2018

A lovely shop with wide range of local crafts and treasures, not to mention some interesting chilli/coconut sauces. We picked up some sauces and other souvineers here to bring home.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank KiwiKerry53
Reviewed 5 April 2018

we found this to be a lovely little store with great service, i brought some black pearls and other little trinkets as gifts.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank liberity1
Reviewed 26 February 2018

I picked up some quality keepsakes here for myself mostly, and of course for friends and family. Good service and value.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This is the go to place for the real deal in wooden crafts. They have been in business since 1943 and are a fixture in South Pacific crafts. We bought the most beautiful paddle made of Mahoney. It was shipped from Island Crafts to our...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank 3Equinox
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Went shopping here a couple of times while on Rarotonga. The staff was super friendly, accommodating and friendly. The merchandise is absolutely wonderful. Wooden carvings, mother of pearl, pearls, etc. Bought several items and the staff carefully wrapped them for transport to Canada.. Wish I'd...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Robert E
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

This was our favorite stop for getting souvenirs. Their artwork and crafts are locally made in the Cooks (not in China) and staff were soooo helpful and friendly!! This was the shop to get our drums, wall art, and they set our loose pearls we...More

Date of experience: August 2015
3  Thank JojoShah
Reviewed 9 June 2015

We found everything that we needed in this store, shopping is not an easy thing in Rarotonga if you miss the Saturday Market but we managed to find needed gifts here

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank freckl48
Reviewed 4 December 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...More

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank nzheart299
Reviewed 2 March 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.

Date of experience: February 2014
1  Thank Bailey1999
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