Mountain Jade Carving Studio Tour

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 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. 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.

Tours are available at 10.30 am and 2.00 pm, Monday to Friday.

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30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • 30-minute guided studio tour with jade experts.
    • Chance to meet New Zealand jade artists in-person.
    • A piece of New Zealand pounamu to take home.
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Entry/Admission - Mountain Jade
    What's excluded :
    • Visit: Mountain Jade, 1288 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand

      On arrival, your guide will welcome you into our jade carving studio, where the tour will begin. They will share their expertise on jade and explore the history of jade carving in New Zealand before introducing you to the local artists who work in the studio. The artists will then show you the tools and techniques they use to carve jade and some of their current work in progress. You can watch as they transform raw stone into carved art and ask them questions as they work. After visiting our studio, you'll get to choose a piece of New Zealand pounamu, and your guide will show you how to string it into a necklace to take home. After the tour, you're welcome to visit our jade gallery, which hosts the largest and most diverse collection of jade carvings in New Zealand.

    • Departure Point :
      Mountain Jade, 1288 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
      Return Detail :
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
      • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
      • Most travelers can participate
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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    Organised by Mountain Jade

    Activity ID: V-238350P1

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