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Mountain Jade Highlights Tour

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Explore our jade carving studio, meet local artists and choose a piece of pounamu to take home!

Explore our jade carving studio, meet local artists and choose a piece of pounamu to take home!

Highlights

  • Choose a piece of pounamu and string it into a necklace to treasure forever
  • Explore our carving studio and meet local Rotorua artists
  • Learn how we carve jade and see our artists in action

Discover the art of carving jade at our greenstone studio in Rotorua. Immerse yourself in the history of New Zealand jade carving, exploring the origins of pounamu and uncovering the significance of the stone for Māori.

Spend time with our artists in their studio, learning about the carving process and taking in the sights, sounds and atmosphere of our jade carving workshop. After visiting the studio, you’ll get to choose and string your very own pounamu, turning it into a necklace to cherish forever.

Our tour lasts around 40 minutes and is suitable for kids and a great wet weather activity!

Adult $35.00
Child $35.00 (3 years old +)
Infant $0.00 (Under 3 years)

What's included

  • A guided tour of our carving studio, including exclusive time with local artists
  • A pounamu pendant to take home

Duration

  • 40 minutes

Location

  • 1288 Fenton Street
  • Rotorua.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Your piece of pounamu will be pre-carved and polished.

  • Infants (0-2 years) are free.

Available Bookings from 23 May to 5 Jun 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$30.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$25.00
  • Child$25.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$25.00
  • Child$25.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$30.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$30.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$35.00
  • Child$35.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$35.00
  • Child$35.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Florian from Germany wrote on 09 May 2023

Great tour and definitely worth it!

The tour was great! Nice insights into the process of carving Pounamu. The guide was really kind and passionate about the whole topic. In the end you could even select one small piece of pounamu to keep from a range of different smaller pieces, neat!

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So happy you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for visiting :)

Donna Smith from New Zealand wrote on 12 June 2021

Personalised tour

Wow, I was the only person on the tour so was really able to ask lots of questions. Staff were really attentive and knowledgeable. I really appreciated the experience.

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Thank you for the review Donna, so happy you enjoyed the tour!

brankab from New Zealand wrote on 10 June 2021

Jade tour Rotorua

Great little tour about where the jade comes from. Procedure of carving and polishing was shown. The lovely piece of jade was given to each of us in the end of the tour. Well worth if you are in Rotorua.

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Thanks for visiting!

jco4ch from New Zealand wrote on 07 May 2024

A go to activity

Dylan and James were exceptional during the tour. They were knowledgeable in the things they do, and of course, you get to keep your Jade and make it a necklace. Lovely activity to do when in Rotorua.

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Dylan Eastwood from New Zealand wrote on 01 May 2024

Taupo Maori rock carving sail cruise

If I could rate more than 5 I would. This trip was incredible and had knowledge beyond belief about the taupo region/Lake and amazing facts also , they also must've realized my partners engagement ring and gave us free drinks, which just shows there attention to their customers. I highly recommend this cruise and I promise you won't be disappointed

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