Pricing and Conditions

Adult $25.00
(14 year(s) and under)
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Children under 5 are free of charge. 5yrs - 14 yrs $10.00

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This Experience is launching on Tuesday 18th July 2023. It is running Monday to Saturday at 3pm. Limited to 12 people so bookings are absolutely essential.


What is pounamu? (NZ jade, greenstone) Join us at Hikoi Waewae headquarters in Hokitika to experience including Karakia ( Maori blessing ), Mihi whakatau (introduction) and local Maori history of pounamu.
See, handle & learn the names of the different pounamu varieties. See & learn the meanings of popular pounamu designs. Rules regarding sourcing of pounamu. See & handle beautiful pounamu specimens found on local beaches. Short walk along beach front to the famous Hokitika sign. The legend of Poutini & Waitaiki, told by our local Maori guide.

Opening times

Business hours:
9am to 5 pm Monday to Saturday. Signs out if office unattended. Please refer to our Hikoi Waewae Google listing for up to date hours of operation.
Months of operation:
All months of the year


3 Beach Street, Hokitika, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
10 minutes drive to Hokitika Airport.
decisions Proximity to town:
5 minutes walk to Hokitika CBD.

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