Bonz 'N Stonz Carving Studio

Bonz 'N Stonz Carving Studio, Hokitika: Hours, Address, Bonz 'N Stonz Carving Studio Reviews: 5/5

Bonz 'N Stonz Carving Studio

Bonz 'N Stonz Carving Studio
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Bonz N Stonz is a boutique carving studio in Hokitika, South Island New Zealand. We provide a 360° experience that allows you to experience the New Zealand tradition of carving. In our sessions you will learn about the signficance of carving in Maori culture. With the help of our master carvers we will teach you carving skills and help you design your own piece to take home. You can carve a piece from jade, bone, or shell.
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More than 3 hours
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w00dy32
Wellington, New Zealand8 contributions
Apr 2022
I cannot rate this experience highly enough. This is the 3rd time I’ve visited and each time I’ve come away with beautifully carved pendants. Steve is patient and helpful through every stage and the carving studio is just as user friendly for girlz as it is boyz🙂. Thanks again Steve.
Irene ( and Jan)
Wellington NZ
Written 7 April 2022
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nzp0ppy
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand15,682 contributions
Feb 2022
Steve and Katene gave awesome guidance and help and advice for a great finished bone carving that i am stoked with. It was a great set up with good equipment. I loved how they had a folder of designs that you were welcome to use, or you could create your own, or use a mix.
The smiles, encouragement and positive vibe was here. We once did carving on stewart island and it was a horrid experience - not at bonz n stonz.

In fact, the experience and creating was so awesome that we are going back tomorrow to do a jade carving.

Highly recommend this for a truely unique souvenir which you can be very very proud of.
Written 1 February 2022
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Arohanuitraveller
8 contributions
Jun 2021 • Solo
Amazing experience from beginning to end.
Steve was really helpful in bringing my design from a piece to stone to a finished piece to life and gave me the confidence to complete my everything myself. I choose the bring own material option and loved that I could get on with it but still had help whenever I needed. Very good price for what you are getting and I had an amazing time. Would highly recommend to others.
Written 19 June 2021
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Tommydeee
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand188 contributions
Apr 2021
Fabulous fun, produced really high quality pendants. Great activity, expert help and amazing fun. We planned for the day, I made two carvings in 4 hours and loved every second.
Written 24 April 2021
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Emma Gillard
6 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
My boyfriend and I had the best time carving jade a few weeks ago. He wanted to make himself a toki, and I had seen a really awesome fish hook in the store I wanted to copy. Melvin was our expert and he was so patient, helping us choose the best pieces of jade (beautiful selection) and perfect our designs. He was on hand the whole time we carved, offering advice and helping out if I got a bit nervous I was going to ruin my piece! We didn’t feel rushed at all, and we are so proud of what we created! Absolute highlight of our NZ trip.
Written 29 December 2020
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Thank you for such amazing feedack, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your carving experience with us!
Written 12 January 2021
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danigross88
Christchurch, New Zealand460 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
Absolutely recommend this place and activity! My wife and I came here at the start of a west coast roadie. It was a wonderful experience. The staff are all incredibly friendly, super helpful and knowledgable. Making your own jade piece is a really unique experience and one that we loved. Melwin made our experience all the more special and memorable. Thank you all for a wonderful day!
Written 9 November 2020
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Thank you so much for the amazing feedback, Dani! We try to make the atmosphere in our carving studio as friendly and welcoming as possible. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with Melwin. Take care and we hope to see you again soon. Steven.
Written 15 November 2020
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Smellor360
22 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Me and my partner visited Steve and the Guys today to make our own pendants. I chose to make a Jade Twist, whilst my partner did some bone carving. It was an absolutely incredible experience, Steve wouldn’t let me give up on my carving, even after I messed up my stone he helped me fix it and encouraged me to give it another try! We ended up spending around 6 hours in the shop being helped and guided through the carving process. It was really cool to learn more about the history and culture of Greenstone carving.

All of the guys are super lovely and I’m sure we will be back with friends to give it another try soon. I have experienced some pretty cool stuff in New Zealand, but this is definitely up there as the most rewarding! Thank you for an awesome day!
Written 20 October 2020
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Thank you so much for the amazing feedback, great to hear you enjoyed your carving session with us!
Written 8 November 2020
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Sammy&Stuey
North Yorkshire, UK34 contributions
Mar 2020
This shop has the most wonderful choice of patterns and style of jade. Its lovely to see the different carvings of the stone. Reasonably priced aswel, wish i had bought a necklace now!!!
Written 26 April 2020
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BirdsongHokitikaYHA
19 contributions
Nov 2019
This carving studio has a friendly vibe. A great place to create something unique, with tuition. Allow yourself a whole day to design, craft and polish to a high standard. Fantastic rainy day activity and the time flies
Written 15 November 2019
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Linnea R
2 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
As a geology major, I was looking for a unique greenstone souvenir to help remind me of my time in New Zealand. I came across Steve and Bonz ‘N Stonz and I instantly knew I wanted to have the amazing experience of carving my own! I booked a trip from Auckland just for this experience, and let me tell you, it was SO WORTH IT! Steve and the others are absolutely amazing and helpful and great conversationalists! I spent almost 6 hours there working on my piece and it was one of the best days ever! I had a blast and I know you will too! So if you’re even thinking about doing it, JUST DO IT! You won’t regret it!

Thanks again for everything guys!!!!!!! You are amazing and keep up the good work!
Written 24 October 2019
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Bonz 'N Stonz Carving Studio is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM