Rotorua Gallery & Studio Tours

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Welcome

Join us this summer for a free 20-minute guided tour to explore the diverse styles and artwork of talented greenstone artists from across New Zealand.

You'll also get to visit our jade carving studio, where you can meet local Rotorua artists and see first-hand how we carve jade.

Tours take place at 1288 Fenton Street Rotorua, 11am and 2pm daily.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Discover New Zealand's largest jade collection

Our gallery hosts the largest and most diverse collection of jade carvings in New Zealand. Your guide will show you many of these different artworks crafted by talented kiwi carvers, and tell you a bit about the artists behind the carvings.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Explore New Zealand's jade carving history

Your guide will uncover the longstanding tradition of jade carving in New Zealand, including the traditional uses of pounamu and the Māori legends and stories which breathe life into the stone. You'll also learn how jade is treasured by many cultures around the world!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Meet local artists and see how we carve jade

After visiting the gallery, you will get to explore our jade carving studio and meet local carvers Tamaora Walker and Akapita Scally. Here you'll see the artists in action and learn about the jade carving process - feel free to ask them some questions!

*Unfortunately, every now and again our artists may not be in the studio - but, your tour guide will still show you around the workshop and explain the carving process!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Discover New Zealand's largest jade collection

Our gallery hosts the largest and most diverse collection of jade carvings in New Zealand. Your guide will show you many of these different artworks crafted by talented kiwi carvers, and tell you a bit about the artists behind the carvings.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Explore New Zealand's jade carving history

Your guide will uncover the longstanding tradition of jade carving in New Zealand, including the traditional uses of pounamu and the Māori legends and stories which breathe life into the stone. You'll also learn how jade is treasured by many cultures around the world!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Meet local artists and see how we carve jade

After visiting the gallery, you will get to explore our jade carving studio and meet local carvers Tamaora Walker and Akapita Scally. Here you'll see the artists in action and learn about the jade carving process - feel free to ask them some questions!

*Unfortunately, every now and again our artists may not be in the studio - but, your tour guide will still show you around the workshop and explain the carving process!

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Our Jade Gallery Tours are free. We do accept walk-ins, however, we have a max capacity of 10 people per tour - so don't miss out and reserve your tickets now!

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HANDCRAFTED

New Zealand Jade

Our collection includes traditional New Zealand pendants, contemporary 18ct gold and sterling silver jewellery, earrings, rings, bracelets and art sculptures.

If you're looking for a meaningful gift or personal treasure, our team are on-hand 9 am to 5 pm every day to help you find the perfect piece.

MOUNTAIN JADE

Shop online

If you can't visit us in Rotorua, you can shop with us online. We offer free shipping in New Zealand and worldwide shipping from $14.95 NZD. If your purchase is a gift, we also offer free gift wrapping and messaging service! Gift cards are available online.

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Locations

Rotorua: We have two stores located on Fenton Street in downtown Rotorua. Our Gallery Tour takes place at our larger store and carving studio at 1288 Fenton Street (close to Pak'nSave). Both stores are open 9am - 5pm, daily.

Auckland Airport: We have a store located in Auckland Airport International Departures which is temporarily closed due to the impacts of COVID-19.

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