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.