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“Incredible selection and very reasonable prices!”

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Southern Paua Shop & Factory
Ranked #3 of 4 Shopping in Kaikoura
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Baby buggy parking
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“Incredible selection and very reasonable prices!”
Reviewed 5 February 2014

So pleased to spend time in this shop gathering bulk pieces of paua for jewellery making. Excellent selection of whole paua shells of varying styles, prices. Many unique items not seen elsewhere. Several items that we did see elsewhere in shops in the South Island were higher prices than this location.

Only drawback was the one female staff member (40s? French accent?) who was constantly hovering over me, tidying things up as we sorted through them. She seemed quite pushy and I was thankful when her shift ended and she left the store. The other younger lady who was serving us that day was very courteous and didn't bother us at all. She even went to great lengths to wrap items in bubble wrap for us to travel around and not worry about breaking anything.

Glad I took my time and found lots of great gifts and treasures here.

Visited January 2014
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