Rotorua: Jade Carving Experience at a Local Studio

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Step into a jade carving studio in Rotorua for an up-close look at this Māori craft. Meet local artists, see a live jade carving demonstration, and select your very own piece of New Zealand jade.


  • Have a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes at a jade carving studio
  • Meet local Rotorua jade artists in person and learn about the carving process
  • See each step in the intricate carving process as you watch the masters work
  • Immerse yourself in the history and culture of New Zealand pounamu
  • Choose your very own piece of New Zealand jade to string into a necklace


Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and atmosphere of the carving studio and get up close to the action. Observe each step of the carving process as local artists deliver a live jade carving demonstration. Have an opportunity to ask these master craftspeople questions as they work. Allow them to share their stories, knowledge, and expertise with you. With the help of your guide, embark on an in-depth journey into the rich history of jade carving in New Zealand. Uncovering the significance of pounamu stone for the Māori people and discover the various traditional uses of the stone. At the end of your your, select your very own piece of pounamu stone from a variety of shapes and sizes. Learn how to string it into a necklace to take home.


Jade studio visit Guide Live carving demonstration 1 piece of jade to take home, you will select your piece from a variety of shapes and colours.

Important Information

  • You will be required to stand for 40 minutes The carving studio can be noisy, but disposable earplugs will be provided

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