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Opossum World

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#5 of 17 Shopping in Napier Features Animals
157 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 7697
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Surprised, pleasantly - you will be

Prepare to find out about the furry little animals that now call New Zealand home. You can see... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Dale W D
London, England
The World of the Opossum

Opossum World on Marine Parade is an educational display that deals with the reality of the... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Ja Ela, Sri Lanka
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157 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 7697
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Prepare to find out about the furry little animals that now call New Zealand home. You can see mounts of the varieties and colors which live nearby. Interestingly enough, they are different from the North American scavingers. The wool coat from these animals is soft...More

Thank Dale W D
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Opossum World on Marine Parade is an educational display that deals with the reality of the ecological nightmare that the Opossum has become in New Zealand. Our retail showroom provides a wide choice of souvenirs such as luxurious possum fur rugs, natural fur cushions, slippers,...More

Thank mikeclapham92
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Had a good laugh coming in here, very well put together with the little walk through around the back looking at the different possums and finding them in the bushes etc (kids had fun). Then once we had finished with that there was the products...More

Thank PitbullNZ
Reviewed 5 April 2015

If you like animals, stay away from this place. If you like to see the 'comedy' of animals being squashed by cars, electrocuted or bashed to death, then this is the place for you. Humane it ain't .

3  Thank Moxeymania
Reviewed 6 March 2015 via mobile

Well made products. Very warm for use in thee ski season. Wish these pests where declared as vermin in OZ.

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 23 January 2015

Well worth a quick visit,this quirky place on Marine Parade may shock some overseas visitors but certainly sums up what most NZers think of Possums!!

Thank ruthzmail
Reviewed 25 November 2014 via mobile

I went here all ready to buy gifts for those back home but there was little special merchandised. The possum/Marino wool is just like I've seen elsewhere at very similar prices. Yes I saw the singing possums and read the exhibit. All I landed up...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Opossum World is an interesting shop found along the Marina Parade that might be worth a stop for those interested in the history of opossums and how they came to be such a nuisance in New Zealand. As should be obvious, you can purchase a...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Found this little place 4 years ago and just couldn't wait to get back to Napier so I could take a friend to see the Singing Possums, oh and the fabulous Possum products available. Took a look at the Possum Museum again too. Well worth...More

Thank MinxyMeg
Reviewed 16 December 2013

On the street it looks like an ordinary gift shop selling goods made from possum fur and wool. But inside there's so much more to explore. Lurking in the back of Opossum World is series of displays that attempt to explain why the possum is...More

Thank Robyn2000
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