Art, craft, and culture-loving travelers will enjoy this guided tour of a New Zealand jade (pounamu) carving studio. Learn about the cultural significance of jade to the local Maori people, and about traditional and contemporary designs. Get the chance to meet jewelry artists and to see them at work. Choose a piece of jade to string and keep as a memento.
Tours last around 30 minutes
Includes a piece of New Zealand jade to keep
Learn about New Zealand culture through its handicrafts
30-minute fully guided experience with jade experts.
Chance to spend exclusive time with New Zealand jade artists in their studio
A piece of New Zealand pounamu to take home.
See a live jade carving demonstration
GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Infant tickets (0-2 years) are free of charge but this tickets does not include a piece of pounamu.
Meeting And Pickup
What To Expect
Admission Ticket Included
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Loved the time that was given to us
Odette_Y, Dec 2022
I would not change anything as the young lady that did the talking was very good the carver’s where great
My family really enjoyed the time there
I would like to thank you very much
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you for your review!
A definite must do even if you dont like jade.
Samantha_S, Oct 2022
Our guide and artist were very knowledgeable and answered our ever question... the different types of Jade was absolutely beautiful and a must do even if you are not into Jade and you get to take a piece home as a gift for doing the tour.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for leaving a review! So happy you enjoyed the tour!