Jade Highlights Tour
Pounamu (also known as Jade or Greenstone) is treasured deeply in New Zealand for its strength, beauty and connection to the Maori spiritual world. Over millions of years it has formed, forged deep under the mountains and concealed in the rivers. It is rare and no two pieces are the same. Located in the Rotorua CBD this 30 minute tour takes you on an in-depth journey into the history of jade carving uncovering the significance of pounamu for Maori and exploring the traditional uses and values of the stone. Spend time with the artists, learning about the carving process and watch them work. Finally, you’ll get to choose and string a piece of New Zealand pounamu, turning it into a necklace to treasure forever.