Mountain Jade Rotorua

Mountain Jade is home to the largest and most diverse collection of pounamu in New Zealand. Come and discover the art of carving jade on a guided tour of our greenstone studio.

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On our guided studio tour, you'll get to meet local Rotorua artists as they craft jade by hand and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and atmosphere of our carving workshop. Your guide will take you on a journey into the history of jade carving in New Zealand, uncovering the significance of pounamu for Māori and exploring the cultural legends of the stone. Our carvers, Tamaora Walker and Akapita Scally will show you the tools and techniques they use to carve jade and reveal some of their current work in progress. After visiting the studio, you'll get to choose and string a piece of New Zealand pounamu - turning it into a necklace to take home and treasure forever.

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Physical address

1288 Fenton Street, Rotorua Central, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $20.00
Other charges:
Our guided studio tour is $20pp. Entry to our jade gallery and store is free.
Further pricing information:
Tours depart 10.30 am and 2.00 pm, Monday - Friday. Allow 30-minutes for the whole experience. Bookings required. Please arrive at our carving studio 5-minutes prior to your tour departure time.
Cancellation policy:
If you need to change or cancel your tour, please give us a call on 07 349 1828 or email For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
8 km to Rotorua Airport.
Proximity to coach terminal:
500 metres
Proximity to town:
Central Rotorua.

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Opening times

Business hours:
9 am - 5 pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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