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30-Minute Guided Tour of Jade Carving Rotorua

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30 mins
Guided tour

Uncover the artistry of pounamu by jade experts and select your unique piece of New Zealand jade to create a personalized necklace.


  • Discover the art of jade carving and New Zealand pounamu's heritage in Rotorua on a 30-minute guided tour.

  • Witness local artists in action as they showcase the step-by-step process of jade carving and engage with them during the live demonstration.

  • Delve into the rich history of pounamu, uncover its significance for Mori culture, and select your unique piece to string into a necklace for a take-home souvenir.

  • Fun Fact: Pounamu is the Māori name for New Zealand jade. It is found only in New Zealand’s South Island, which is why the island is also known as Te Waipounamu, meaning ‘the greenstone waters’.


  • 30-min jade carving tour in Rotorua

  • Guided tour

  • Live showcase of carving by artisan

  • Customized piece to be taken back home

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Discover the Art of Carving Jade in Rotorua

Step into the captivating world of jade carving with an immersive experience in the heart of Rotorua. Embark on a journey that will not only introduce you to the intricate craft of jade carving but also delve into the rich history and cultural significance of pounamu, the cherished stone of the Māori people.

What to Expect On Your Guided Tour

As you enter the carving studio, you'll be enveloped in the sights, sounds, and atmosphere of creativity. Meet local artists who are masters of their craft, and get ready to witness a live jade carving demonstration. Experience the magic as the artists transform raw jade into exquisite works of art right before your eyes. Guided by an expert, you'll embark on a captivating journey into the history of jade carving in New Zealand. Discover the deep-rooted significance of pounamu within Māori culture and gain insight into the traditional uses and values attributed to this precious stone. The highlight of your experience awaits as you personally select your very own piece of pounamu from an array of shapes and sizes. With expert guidance, you'll learn how to transform your chosen piece into a stunning necklace.

Important Information

  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/Stroller Accessibility.

  • You can avail of the buggy facility by making a prior request for the same.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 5 mins before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Mountain Jade (Store, Carving Studio, Tours).

  • Address: 1288 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Fenton Street - Fronting No. 1241. It is a quick 2-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses #1, #3, #4, and more to get you there.

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