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Rare Creations

Open Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Definitely worth a stop

We stopped here out of curiousity on our way back from lunch in Mapua, and found ourselves in a... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Chris B
A great stop - quirky and fun

We happened upon this place as we passed it on our way to Mapua for lunch and decided to stop in... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
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Interactive Wooden Art Gallery, RARE CREATIONS offers Contemporary Furniture and a huge range of related wooden art and technical kit sets from 3 to 99 years old to bring back the lost creativity.
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152 Mapua Drive, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
+64 3-540 2225
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

We stopped here out of curiousity on our way back from lunch in Mapua, and found ourselves in a world of beautifully-crafted products, displayed in a wonderfully entertaining way. We chatted to the owner, Andreas, who talks with such passion about the products, and who...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We happened upon this place as we passed it on our way to Mapua for lunch and decided to stop in. So glad we did! It's full of fun and quirky toys, art pieces and furniture which can only be described as art itself in...More

Thank Paulie28
Reviewed 23 April 2018

We stopped in as we were just passing - and so glad we did! From beautifully crafted furniture to simple (and not so simple) toys this place has something to interest just about everyone. We were encouraged by the owner to try the interactive displays....More

Thank Gypsyann2017
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Great craft. Cool ideas. And the kiddies with us found it fascinating. Great way to fill in 30’minutes. And also good place to find unusual furniture or lighting

Thank AnkaliRachel
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We take all our visitors to this delightful shop/gallery, irrespective of their age. Something for everyone - children's solar toys, beautiful wooden furniture, amazing kit sets, art, all sorts of wooden products etc.

Thank Kiwi_Bruce03
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing gallery full of fascinating creations. Couldn't help myself. Even the business card dispenser was worth a look. Lots of stuff to look at AND try. I would have bought more if I my luggage allowance was higher. Store owner is very engaging and knows...More

Thank gpieter
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Very creative and unique creations. Stunning furniture exceptionally well made. Craftsman at work. Must see if in Mapua and usually a stall at the Nelson markets on Saturdays.

Thank 452paw
Reviewed 22 December 2016

A must visit to browse the unique adult and kids toys that are powered by a variety of options, you need to go and look to believe. The furniture on sale is also of outstanding quality as are the lamps, the Damacus knives, etc. Andreas...More

Thank Bruce S
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