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Hokitika - JADE Carving Class

Create your own Jade jewellery masterpiece!

The Lake Mahinapua Hotel is a local institution, bringing together West Coast history and creative talent.

Take a seat in one of their Jade carving classes and learn to carve your own piece of New Zealand, with New Zealand Jade. Also known as Greenstone or Pounamu, Jade is a highly valued rock found in Southern New Zealand and has had multiple uses for generations in Maori history.

No experience with jewellery or machinery is required, the friendly local staff will pass on all their knowledge as it has been passed on to them.

Situated 12km South of Hokitika on a beautiful surrounding of native bush, lakes, beach and mountains, there’s no better place to take in some New Zeland history and take a little home with you.

 

Price: $40 Per Person

Duration: Between 1/2 an Hour to 1 Hour

Location: Lake Mahinapua Hotel, SH6, Ruatapu Rd, Hokitika

Available Bookings from December 02 to December 08

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jane foster from Canada wrote on 04 February 2019

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So fun!

Learned a lot and had a great time! Got to choose from hundreds of greenstones and really enjoyed carving it into a perfect little piece.

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Jessica from Australia wrote on 30 September 2019

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Amazing experience

One of my favourite things I’ve done in NZ !

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Dhyanom from New Zealand wrote on 05 June 2019

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A good place to carve your own design.

It's a good place to start your journey to understand Jade. It was an easy and smooth experience.

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Kim from Australia wrote on 15 May 2019

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A change of pace

It was such a great class. I was travelling with my two teenage sons and we had mainly done adrenaline activities. My youngest son saw the class online and I was surprised that he really wanted to do it. And pleased! It was great to slow down and do a right-hemisphere creative activity. It mellowed is all out and we have our lovely greenstone pieces to keep forever.

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Jadie from United Kingdom wrote on 30 January 2019

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Fantastic. Definitely recommended.

Tony was a brilliant tutor, informative and helpful. The workshop is a fun environment to learn and tony is open to all questions and methods. There is sometimes an opportunity to make additional pieces if you pay for the extra pieces of Jade. Well worth it! Thanks Tony!

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