In September 2010, souvenier clothing here was up to half the price of similar items in other souvenier shops I visited on the North Island.
The shop is part of the visitor's centre and cafe at the Orakei Korako (Hidden Valley) thermal site, so obviously you would only come here if you were also visiting the thermal site. But if you intend to visit, compare the prices of NZ T shirts and fleeces here with prices in Taupo - you might pick up a bargain.
What to buy: The shop has the usual touristy things - magnets, postcards, T shirts etc.
What to pay: I got a proper fleece jacket here for $NZ25, which is less than the price of a T shirt anywhere else I looked (T shirts generally $NZ35 - $40 at other tourist sites, and even in Taupo town.)
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