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Gift Store

Established in 1931, the gift store, originally “Smith’s Souvenir Store” has one of Rotorua’s most comprehensive collections of authentic carved objects in bone, greenstone and native timber for sale.

Along with greenstone and bone carved jewellery, there’s an impressive collection of books on New Zealand, Maori culture and beautifully illustrated children’s books. Other books for sale include a range of unique publications the Buried Village, Mount Tarawera and the Pink and White terraces.

The Information Centre and reception to the Buried Village is located within the retail store area and our staff has a thorough knowledge of all there is to see and do in the local area and Rotorua district.

The below publications are available on request and can be posted worldwide, email

Publications available on request.

The NZ Chronicle newspaper $2.50 plus $2.10 postage within NZ.
Tarawera and the Terraces by Philip Andrews $15.00 Plus $2.10 postage within NZ
The Buried Village of Te Wairoa $16.50 Plus $2.10 postage within NZ
Margarets Memories $10.00 Plus $2.10 postage within NZ
The Incoming Tide, Early Tarawera and Mission to Tarawera $10.00 each or $20.00 for set of three Plus $2.10 postage within NZ
Tarawera by Ron Keam $245.00 Plus $15.00 postage within NZ, or directly from Ron at


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