Paua World Ltd

The home of New Zealand's unique abalone-The Paua. Proudly crafting New Zealand Paua shell for over 30 years, Paua World offers a wide range of New Zealand made souvenirs, gifts and Jewellery.

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Experience the world of Paua – New Zealand's unique shell and the most colourful shell in the world. View our video on the life of Paua while enjoying a free tea or coffee in our underwater tearooms or enjoy your picnic in our park like grounds.

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Visit the factory week-days to see the craftsmen carve the shell. Open 7 days we look forward to being part of your visit to New Zealand.

Browse our extensive range of New Zealand made gifts, souvenirs and jewellery.


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Physical address

Paua World Ltd, 54 Kent Street, Carterton, Wairarapa, 5713, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Pricing and Conditions

Further pricing information:
Entry is free to all visitors. Factory operates from Monday to Friday, the Pauaworld store is open 7 days a week.

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