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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suzannem1 from New Zealand wrote on 30 December 2019

Great value and Fun Experience

Booked this activity not expecting to enjoy as much as I did - great instructor, location easy to find and came away with a fantastic necklace. Even my husband enjoyed it so great activity for couples. Thank you again - thoroughly enjoyed it!!

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Camila Corbella from New Zealand wrote on 13 December 2019

Incredible experience

I had such an amazing time learning how to carve some beautiful stones! Our instructor helped along the way guiding us to an amazing finish but I’m so proud I did almost everything myself! Can’t wait to gift the larger piece to my best friend when I see her next!

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Katie Banuelos from New Zealand wrote on 31 October 2019

Great activity

We really enjoyed this. My dad was skeptical but ended up enjoying it and will probably show his creation to everyone when he gets home.

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lucied from France wrote on 26 October 2019

Really nice !

Really nice introduction to jade carving ! We started with a little explanations of the différences between the names green stone and jade, then we got to pick our stone and the shape we wanted to make (only the outline with this time : not enough time to carve the inside), and de got carving ! Really nice time, really happy with what I was able to make !

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jessicaw9 from Australia wrote on 30 September 2019

Amazing experience

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

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