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Opossum World

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157 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 7697
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Shocking

Only visit this place if you want to see some horrible taxidermy. Possums are hunted in NZ and this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rachel T
via mobile
To purchase present for wife

Please note, location address has changed to; 106 Hastings Street Napier NZ Arrived at shop, met... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
Braesidedave
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good9%
  • Average28%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“possum fur” (2 reviews)
“new zealand” (4 reviews)
“scarves” (3 reviews)
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157 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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+64 6-835 7697
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only visit this place if you want to see some horrible taxidermy. Possums are hunted in NZ and this explains the history behind this. Taxidermy is a poor standard and hasn't been updated for many years.

Thank Rachel T
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Please note, location address has changed to; 106 Hastings Street Napier NZ Arrived at shop, met with Lynette Jarvis (owner). She was extremely helpful without being 'pushy'. Was able to see the full range plus the opportunity of visiting the museum collection and indigenous birds...More

Thank Braesidedave
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
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