Mountain Jade Rotorua - Pounamu & Greenstone

Māori Culture / Central

Mountain Jade is home to the largest and most diverse collection of pounamu in New Zealand. Step into our workshop, meet local artists as they work, and discover the art and stories that make up our gallery. 

Experience the diverse styles and artwork of talented pounamu artists from around New Zealand on one of our free daily tours. 

Join our friendly and knowledgeable guides as they introduce you to the history of greenstone carving in New Zealand, exploring the legends and stories which connect Māori to the stone and uncovering the traditional uses and values of pounamu.

Observe the modern-day carving process as our local artists welcome you into their workshop and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and atmosphere of a small greenstone studio. Get to know our artists as they tell you about their passion and inspiration for carving.

Workshop tours are free and available between 11 am - 4 pm daily. No bookings required, all ages welcome.

We’re a small, family-run business who've been carving pounamu in New Zealand for over 30-years. Working with many of the best artists across Aotearoa allows us to bring together the largest and most diverse collection of carvings in the country. We love spending time in our workshop crafting each carving by hand to create truly unique taonga.