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Bonz 'N Stonz

16 Hamilton Street, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
+64 3-755 6504
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A great and authentic experience for visitors or locals

We were two Kiwis over from Christchurch for the day. We wanted our own pounamu pendants and as... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
Cpilot
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Christchurch
A NZ must do!

We did the jade carving 1 day activity. We were there on short notice but they were still able to... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Terranova111
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Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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16 Hamilton Street, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
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+64 3-755 6504
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

We were two Kiwis over from Christchurch for the day. We wanted our own pounamu pendants and as Hokitika is the source of the stone it seemed the place to buy. We didn’t want cheap, machine processed pieces of Chinese jade like some souvenir stores...More

Thank Cpilot
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

We did the jade carving 1 day activity. We were there on short notice but they were still able to somehow fit us in! It was the highlight of my whole trip to NZ. I had never carved jade but they made it seem easy....More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

In a town famous for its prized gemstone, Jade (or Pounamu), Bonz n Stonz is the go to for carving your own! You can bring your own (cheaper) or pick a stone or bone they have in store. On day 1 I spoke to the...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Love this shop beautiful people working with love.Great museum. Awesome West Coast Vinyl & Fashion store around the corner recommend you .

Thank social2015
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

This place is definitely worth going into and so much better than any bigger, touristy carving spot. The owner and family work on premises and other staff are helpful, enlightening, and enjoyable. We didn't actually take the time to carve our own piece, which we...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Steve, the owner of Bonz n Stonz along with a great crew, Nikki at the front, and many of the other carvers like Khatene who is brilliant at carving will be there if you are lucky enough to catch him there when you book. Everyone...More

Thank Kyle N
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Experienced carving your own jade/bone/shell here. Its a very cool place where it has multiple carving styles of accessories. Definitely worth a visit!!

Thank Shao C
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Steve has an incredible patience and gentle nature. Treat yourself to a day of tuition in carving greenstone and rest up from your travels!

Thank BirdsongHokitikaYHA
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely great, Steve was an excellent teacher and in 5 hours I'd created my own jade pendant from scratch. Very pleased with the results considering I'm not artistic at all.

Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

I came across Bonz N Stonz after foraging on the beach for Pounamu (Jade/Greenstone), everyone in there was really helpful and looked through my finds to tell me what I had (one tiny Pounamu and some pretty Serpentine). I then spent a couple of hours...More

Thank crowboroughcouple27
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