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Opossum World

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Odd store of possum related things

Coming from Australia, a bit of a strange store to find all things possum. Taxidermy possums in the... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Sydney, Australia
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
Ekala, Sri Lanka
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good8%
  • Average30%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Aug 10, 2018
“Quirky but fun!”
Nov 6, 2017
“Odd store of possum related things”
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157 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 7697
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

Yes it’s a bit quirky and different to your average store, but the display out the back of the store is great fun (and educational). Some great clothing and interesting gifts on offer too.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JuniorHarry
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Coming from Australia, a bit of a strange store to find all things possum. Taxidermy possums in the back and collection of fur objects at front of store (slightly pricey). Interesting for those who have never seen possums or familiar with them.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank xindalu1
Reviewed 17 July 2017 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.

Date of experience: July 2017
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

Date of experience: June 2017
1  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

Date of experience: April 2017
1  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

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Poliiwog
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

Date of experience: October 2015
1  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 .

Date of experience: April 2015
4  Thank Moxeymania
Reviewed 5 March 2015 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2014
1  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!!

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank ruthzmail
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