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First Choice Rotorua Souvenir Shops
Discover the best Rotorua Souvenir shops to obtain small mementos (okay, large if you must) or gifts. You'll find kiwiana, jade (we call it pounamu or greenstone), and authentic māori carvings applicable to all budgets.
Learn too, how to handle GST (Goods & Services Tax) with pricier items, how not to be ripped off and, how to shop for souvenirs to remember.
Kiwi All Black - Rotorua Souvenir Shops
Rotorua has some really good places to get souvenirs
and gifts from. In the ordinary course of events, you will come across
gift shops offering quality goods at the various attractions so I won't
mention those here - hmm, I lie. Apart from one.
More on that later.
Be aware of your rights when shopping in NZ
In New Zealand we, and you as a visitor, are protected by consumer laws. That makes any business liable if they mislead, give false information, or use unfair trading practices.
Learn more about your rights before you buy, after you buy, on pricing, eating out, accommodation, getting around, souvenirs, environmental claims and duty free at www.comcom.govt.nz.
Tutanekai Souvenirs - Rotorua Souvenir Shops
Located on Tutanekai St, this family owned and operated business seems to have been around
for years and years. Lovely people, stop in, have a chat.
From the tiniest key rings, magnets etc through to
skincare products, NZ t-shirts, jewellery, māori souvenirs and dolls,
merino and possum products, this place is packed with
a wide range of goodies that caters to all budgets.
Where: 1215 Tutanekai St (near the City Focus) Phone: +64 7 348 7461 Fax: +64 7 348 7461 Email: email@example.com
We are very lucky to have Mountain Jade. Previously known as
the Jade Factory, it is NZ's No.1 source of good quality jade jewellery
Jade is known as Pounamu or Greenstone in New Zealand. It's found mostly in the
South Island on the West Coast. My cousin Gary lives there and literally
falls over Pounamu when he's out fishing.
Mountain Jade - Rotorua Souvenir Shops
Mountain Jade sells souvenir pieces of Pounamu made into necklaces,
earrings, pendants etc. and... wait for it... dog tags of all things. I
hadn't heard of that before now.
They also make gorgeous pieces of Jade art that can attract a hefty price-tag.
Onsite is a Carving Studio and you can take part in a free tour if you want to learn about jade and watch the carvers working. The tours run daily (apart from Christmas Day) at 10am, 3pm and 4.30pm.
You will have to take a look at Mountain Jade's website. It has
the fascinating, slowly unfolding story of the original founder, John
Sheehan and his partner Jin Hong "Dracky" Zhang.
They have taken this business from a tiny start-up to a world-class operation.
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