Mountain Jade Tour Booking

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*Tours will resume when Rotorua is in Covid Level 1.

In the heart of Rotorua, come and discover the art of carving jade on a guided tour of our greenstone studio. Meet local artists as they craft jade by hand and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and atmosphere of our carving workshop. Your guide will share the history of jade carving in New Zealand and uncover the significance of pounamu for Māori. After visiting the studio, you'll get to choose and string a piece of New Zealand pounamu - turning it into a necklace to be treasured forever.

Booking
Price Adult / Child $20.00 per person. You will receive an e-ticket via email. *Please note, our booking system requires you to enter a shipping address, but physical tickets will not be posted.

Departure times
10.30 am and 2.00 pm, Monday - Friday. Allow 30-minutes for the whole experience. We are located at 1288 Fenton Street, Rotorua.

What you need to know
Please arrive at our carving studio 5-minutes prior to your tour departure time.

What's included
A piece of New Zealand pounamu to take home (you will choose your piece from a selection of pre-carved and polished stones).

Cancellations
If you need to change or cancel your tour, please give us a call on 07 349 1828 or email rotorua@mountainajde.co.nz. For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

$20.00 NZD $20.00 NZD
SKU:
ROTOTOUR

Description

*Tours will resume when Rotorua is in Covid Level 1.

In the heart of Rotorua, come and discover the art of carving jade on a guided tour of our greenstone studio. Meet local artists as they craft jade by hand and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and atmosphere of our carving workshop. Your guide will share the history of jade carving in New Zealand and uncover the significance of pounamu for Māori. After visiting the studio, you'll get to choose and string a piece of New Zealand pounamu - turning it into a necklace to be treasured forever.

Booking
Price Adult / Child $20.00 per person. You will receive an e-ticket via email. *Please note, our booking system requires you to enter a shipping address, but physical tickets will not be posted.

Departure times
10.30 am and 2.00 pm, Monday - Friday. Allow 30-minutes for the whole experience. We are located at 1288 Fenton Street, Rotorua.

What you need to know
Please arrive at our carving studio 5-minutes prior to your tour departure time.

What's included
A piece of New Zealand pounamu to take home (you will choose your piece from a selection of pre-carved and polished stones).

Cancellations
If you need to change or cancel your tour, please give us a call on 07 349 1828 or email rotorua@mountainajde.co.nz. For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Let's discover

New Zealand pounamu

Pounamu is the traditional Māori name for greenstone or New Zealand jade. It is found only on the South Island's West Coast, created under our mountains and concealed in our rivers. During the tour, your guide will take you on a journey into the history of jade carving in New Zealand, uncovering the significance of pounamu for Māori and exploring the cultural legends of the stone. 

See local carvers in action carving jade

During the tour, you'll get to meet local Rotorua artists Tamaora Walker and Akapita Scally. They will show you the tools and techniques they use to carve jade and reveal some of their current work in progress. Watch as they transform raw stone into carved art and ask them questions while they work.

A piece to treasure forever

Choose your stone

The act of gifting greenstone is steeped in New Zealand tradition. So our gift to you is a piece of pounamu to take home and treasure forever. During the tour, you'll get to choose and string your piece of pounamu - turning it into a necklace.
NZ'S LARGEST JADE COLLECTION

Explore our gallery

Our gallery hosts the largest and most diverse collection of jade carvings in New Zealand. After the tour, you're welcome to visit our gallery and see the many different artworks crafted by talented kiwi carvers.

Our promise

Hand carved

Hand carved

Smooth lines, soft finishes, no scratches and no cuts.

Sustainable packaging

Sustainable packaging

Wherever possible we use sustainable packaging.

Gift wrapping

Gift wrapping

We offer free gift wrapping on all purchases.

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