Lava

Lava, Akaroa: Address, Phone Number, Lava Reviews: 4.5/5

Speciality & Gift Shops • Art Galleries
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Gallery/gift store showcasing local made jewellery, pottery, art, and unique giftware. We endeavour to sell as many products New Zealand made and pride ourselves on supporting local artisans. (around 20% of our products are sourced elsewhere). Quirky , unique and original.
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LeonKiwi
Christchurch, New Zealand141 contributions
Could buy the whole shop!
Jun 2020
If you are after great kiwi, retro art and household items, this is your place!
Great friendly owner and they have a shop at Northlands too.
Written 29 June 2020
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thank you so much for your kind review. So lovely to hear and much appreciated!
Written 4 February 2021
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Wayne W
Christchurch, New Zealand6 contributions
Cool, quirky gifts and art
Jan 2020
A brilliant little gallery, showcasing excellent yet affordable NZ art and art-inspired gifts. Sourced from some of NZ's leading ceramic and visual artists, the items available here are sure to include something you've been looking for. Loved by every friend and visitor we have ever taken there, the helpful, knowledgable local staff are first-rate. Immensely recommended.
Written 13 April 2020
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hi there, wow thank you so much for your wonderful review. We so appreciate the kind words and also for taking the time to let us know, it is lovely to hear.. many thanks! deb and dean
Written 4 February 2021
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ParkTNZ
New Zealand20 contributions
Good Kiwi products
Jan 2020
No "tat" in this shop! It is all good Kiwiana and at a reasonable price. its the only souvenir shop I would recommend.
Written 4 February 2020
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thank you so much for great review. Much appreciated by us.. thanks!
Written 4 February 2021
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Diane W
Melbourne, Australia36 contributions
Funky, quirky, arty stuff to buy
Dec 2019
Bought some beautiful earrings here a couple of years ago and the shop is still going strong. lots of interesting things to buy as unusual gifts.
Written 14 December 2019
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thank you so much for your kind review.. much appreciated by us! with thanks.
Written 4 February 2021
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carlp127
Christchurch, New Zealand16 contributions
Wonderful range
Jun 2019 • Couples
Lava has a beautiful range of mainly NZ products. They are tasteful and really represent our country well.
Written 2 July 2019
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wonderful to hear and much appreciated. many thanks!
Written 5 July 2019
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stuartb343
47 contributions
Unique and fun
Apr 2019 • Couples
Cool stock, that seems to focus on quality rather than quantity.
A bit different from the other shops.
Written 22 April 2019
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many thanks for your feedback. much appreciated.
Written 5 July 2019
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BenChar_Wilson
Christchurch, New Zealand30 contributions
Great selection
Mar 2019 • Couples
I always pop in here when visiting Akaroa, I love seeing the quirky things for sale, sometimes it’s to my taste and other times it isn’t but that’s the beauty of local artistry. Would recommend popping in for a browse and the staff are friendly too.
Written 31 March 2019
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many thanks for your feedback. much appreciated.
Written 5 July 2019
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JohntheLast
Barrington, IL1,273 contributions
Not great stuff
Mar 2019 • Couples
Not a lot here. Some cute items but nothing that really is unique to New Zealand. Not touristy stuff but not really unique art or concepts either.
Written 5 March 2019
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Thank you for choosing to visit our store on your recent trip to Akaroa. Our aim is to support local artisans that are creating goods less traditional but characterised as being more quirky, original and unique. We do not consider ourselves a traditional tourist store in that regards. We do however appreciate your feedback and hope you had an enjoyable day in Akaroa.
Written 8 March 2019
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lxtech56
Christchurch, New Zealand3 contributions
Present shopping!
Apr 2018 • Couples
marvellous and interesting range of gifts/souvenirs. Friendly and helpful shop assistant. Staying open after 5pm was appreciated so we could shop after our bout trip!
Written 2 April 2018
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TraceyMorgan_26
Byron Bay, Australia46 contributions
Lovely shop
Mar 2018
Lovely shop showcasing local and New Zealand made products. Prices are very reasonable and the staff friendly and helpful.
Written 24 March 2018
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