Rotorua | Mountain Jade New Zealand

Tour

Rotorua

Visit Mountain Jade Rotorua to learn about jade or pounamu as it is known in New Zealand. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will take you through the workshop and share the knowledge they've accrued over 25 years with you. We will talk about where in the world jade is found, how it is formed and the variations in colour of the stone.

Jade has always had a strong cultural significance to New Zealanders and Maori in history and modern times. We will explain this significance and talk about the symbolic meanings of many symbols and designs. 

Take the opportunity to watch the carvers transforming jade into an amazing piece of art. Not one piece of jade is ever the same. Large groups please book ahead.

  • Daily - 10am-5pm
  • DURATION - 20 MINS
  • Enquire

Our tours accommodate groups of any size, whether it's a curous lone traveller or a group of fifty doing a nationwide tour. Simply show up betweens the times listed here and approach one of our staff members expressing your interest. For larger groups it's best to get in touch early to book in a time.

 

Small groups (1-5) just show up, no booking needed.
Large groups (10+ tours, schools etc) call store manager to arrange time. 
 

Contact person:

Willy Taite
willy@mountainjade.co.nz
0272767734

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  • DISCOVER

    Learn how jade carvers shape jade today and watch them work.

  • GLOBAL

    Discover where in the world jade comes from and why.

  • CULTURE

    Learn about jades cultural significance to New Zealanders and Maori.

  • SHOP

    Explore New Zealands largest range of jade carvings from our best carvers.

Browse

Carvings

From the afforable souvenirs to true works of art, our store will surely have something crafted especially for you / Features a large two tonne polished jade boulder / Selection of single edition pieces of jewellery, where jade is set in gold and diamond / LArge range of artist carvings / All artists are profiled / Selection of jade bangles, bracelets, and rings

Learn

Jades origins

Jade is not only found in New Zealand / Learn about each of the countries where jade is found and the characteristics of each stone / Hear stories of how remote these locations are and why jade is so valued in many countries worldwide / See, hold, and feel the different varities of jade from each country and compare their similarities and differences

Watch

Our carvers

The Rotorua workshop is home to carvers Nick Ford and Tamaora Walker / Spend some time them and see first hand how much thought and effort goes into each carving they create / Ask how they began carving jade / Talk about how they design and what defines their work

Learn

Jades origins

Jade is not only found in New Zealand / Learn about each of the countries where jade is found and the characteristics of each stone / Hear stories of how remote these locations are and why jade is so valued in many countries worldwide / See, hold, and feel the different varities of jade from each country and compare their similarities and differences

Watch

Our carvers

The Rotorua workshop is home to carvers Nick Ford and Tamaora Walker / Spend some time them and see first hand how much thought and effort goes into each carving they create / Ask how they began carving jade / Talk about how they design and what defines their work

Browse

Carvings

From the afforable souvenirs to true works of art, our store will surely have something crafted especially for you / Features a large two tonne polished jade boulder / Selection of single edition pieces of jewellery, where jade is set in gold and diamond / LArge range of artist carvings / All artists are profiled / Selection of jade bangles, bracelets, and rings

Browse

Carvings

From the afforable souvenirs to true works of art, our store will surely have something crafted especially for you / Features a large two tonne polished jade boulder / Selection of single edition pieces of jewellery, where jade is set in gold and diamond / LArge range of artist carvings / All artists are profiled / Selection of jade bangles, bracelets, and rings

Learn

Jades origins

Jade is not only found in New Zealand / Learn about each of the countries where jade is found and the characteristics of each stone / Hear stories of how remote these locations are and why jade is so valued in many countries worldwide / See, hold, and feel the different varities of jade from each country and compare their similarities and differences

Watch

Our carvers

The Rotorua workshop is home to carvers Nick Ford and Tamaora Walker / Spend some time them and see first hand how much thought and effort goes into each carving they create / Ask how they began carving jade / Talk about how they design and what defines their work