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Ka-uri Unearthed

229 State Highway 1 | Rd1, Awanui 0451, New Zealand
+64 9-406 7172
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Used to be a nice place to stop and visit..

Used to be a nice place to stop and visit and have a coffee, unfortunately it now seems to be just... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
JohnPaul1950
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Katikati, New Zealand
Nothing special

The food was average nothing special does the job. The food was not too bad for you if you really... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
NamFahBluewaterworld
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“for sale” (4 reviews)
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229 State Highway 1 | Rd1, Awanui 0451, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Used to be a nice place to stop and visit and have a coffee, unfortunately it now seems to be just a tourist trap for non-stop coach loads of visitors in the summer. Café service is rather messy and disorganised to say the least, and...More

Thank JohnPaul1950
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

The food was average nothing special does the job. The food was not too bad for you if you really hungry. Staff were helpful.

Thank NamFahBluewaterworld
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

The workshop was closed to the general public. The shop had been renovated, not sure when, but the large pieces of Kauri wood were moved to the very back of the building. The building is now a tourist trap for those on their way to/from...More

Thank Cuppa C
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Philip S, General Manager at Ka-uri Unearthed, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hi Cuppa, thanks for your review. Yes the workshop is closed to the public and is required to be so as it has a lot of machinery and is considered a work safe site under health & safety regulations. The shop has not been renovated...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Great selection of gifts and souvenirs here as well as a cafe. This makes for a good place to stop. The staff were really friendly and organised, even with the large buss full of people that arrived just after we did, they managed the cafe...More

Thank kiwitraveler92
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

A very impressive display of kauri products made on the premises by the local iwi’s own craftspeople. Salad bowls at up to $500 each and ornamental craft standing a metre plus tall at up to $2000. Apparently, the Asian tourists go mad for the stuff...More

Thank JohnSB3
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Took some friends up for a visit, second time since new ownership in December. Fantastic Food well priced and very friendly. The shop and product offerings have grown and is looking great. Pricing is a lot more sensible than a year back. Will definitely be...More

Thank totravel18
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

The craft shop has an excellent range of gifts that are unique to the Far North, manufactured from the swamp kauri recovered from the local farmlands. There are also some excellent sculptures and artefacts on show, which would look fabulous in the right setting, although...More

Thank Joanna K
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This shop specialises in Kauri tree wood carved ornaments. High quality one too. From trinkets to $40000 wooden bench. Nice coffee shop too.

Thank stuartbeesley
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Stopped here to see the Giant Kauri staircase, suggested by the information centre at Kaitaia. This attraction reads more as a rest stop, with a cafe and a shop beside, rather than an attraction itself, but has some interesting Kauri products and art on display.

Thank F S
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

The new owners have turned this place around. The food is excellent, I had the quiche, it was superb. The staff are all very friendly and welcoming. After my fantastic lunch I had a browse around the retail area. The Ancient Kauri staircase was phenomenal,...More

Thank kauriqueen
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