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Rotorua: Jade Carving Experience at a local studio

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Step behind the scenes in our studio for an exclusive Jade Carving experience. Meet local artists, see a live jade carving demonstration and select your very own piece of New Zealand jade.

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  • A rare opportunity to go behind the scenes in a New Zealand jade carving studio
  • Meet local Rotorua jade artists in person and learn about the carving process
  • Choose your very own piece of New Zealand jade to string into a necklace
  • Immerse yourself in the history and culture of New Zealand pounamu


Immerse yourself in the art of carving jade and the history of New Zealand pounamu with this amazing Jade Carving experience located in Rotorua. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and atmosphere of our carving studio and get up-close to the action observing each step of the carving process as local artists deliver a live jade carving demonstration. You'll get to ask them questions as they work, and they'll share their stories, knowledge and expertise with you. With your expert guide, you'll embark on an in-depth journey into the rich history of jade carving in New Zealand, uncovering the significance of pounamu for Māori and exploring the traditional uses and values of the stone. And to top it all off, you'll get to select your very own piece of pounamu from a variety of shapes and sizes and learn how to string it into a necklace to take home.


A 30-minute fully guided experience with jade experts A live carving demonstration from local artists in a jade carving studio. A piece of New Zealand pounamu to take home.

Important Information

  • This tour takes place indoors. You will be required to stand for 30 minutes. Our carving studio can be noisy, but disposable earplugs will be provided

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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