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Mountain Jade Studio Tour

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.

Join us in our Rotorua studio to meet local artists and see how we carve jade. You'll discover the tools and techniques we use while watching our artists in action.

Your guide will also tell you a little bit about the history of pounamu carving in New Zealand and show you jade from around the world.

After visiting the studio, you'll then get to choose and string a piece of pounamu - turning it into a necklace to be treasured forever.

Our studio tour last approximately 20 - 30 minutes, is suitable for kids and a great wet weather activity!

Adult $20.00
Child $20.00 (0-16 years)

What's included

  • A guided tour of our carving studio, including meeting local artists.
  • A pounamu pendant to take home.

Duration

  • Allow approximately 30 minutes for the whole experience

Location

  • 1288 Fenton Street, Rotorua.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

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

Available Bookings from October 17 to October 23

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Sun 17 Oct
Mon 18 Oct
Tue 19 Oct
Wed 20 Oct
Thu 21 Oct
Fri 22 Oct
Sat 23 Oct

  • Adult$10.00
  • Child$10.00

  • Adult$15.00
  • Child$15.00

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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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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From Mountain Jade Studio Tour

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!

maggies3 from New Zealand wrote on 25 April 2021

A must do!

The host was very welcoming and knowledgeable. It was an awesome experience, the work behind the scenes by the carvers is amazing, I definitely recommend to all kiwis and tourists. We thoroughly enjoyed this experience. Thank you.

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So happy you enjoyed your experience, thank you for visiting!

lisal17 from New Zealand wrote on 28 July 2021

Nice experience. We learned a lot about jade.

Informational and educational. Highly recommended.

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So happy you enjoyed the experience and learned lots!

Marion from New Zealand wrote on 23 July 2021

Mountain Jade Studio Tour

Lovely staff and a really informative tour. We learned a lot. Thanks for the experience!

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Thanks for visiting! So happy you enjoyed the tour!

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