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Bonz 'N Stonz Carving Studio

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16 Hamilton Street, Hokitika 7810 New Zealand
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At Tree Top Walk Way, experience life with the birds high in the ancient Rimu and Kamahi tree canopy. Easy access for all to enjoy along a steel platform 20 metres high and over 450 metres long. Gently sway in harmony with the forest on the Mahinapua Springboard. View the exquisite Lake Mahinapua through the richly diverse forest foliage. Thrill seekers will feel their hearts pump and the adrenalin rush as they climb to the top of Hokitika Tower 40 metres above the forest floor. Be inspired by a sensational vista of the majestic snow capped Southern Alps, Lake Mahinapua and the Tasman Sea.<br><br>Then visit the famous Hokitika Gorge and walk across the swing bridge and enjoy this magical place. The vivid turquoise water surrounded by lush native bush, it is well worth a visit and a key photo stop on the West Coast must do list.
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Emma Gillard wrote a review Dec 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from StevenGwaliasi, Owner at Bonz 'N Stonz Carving Studio
Responded 12 Jan 2021
Thank you for such amazing feedack, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your carving experience with us!
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danigross88 wrote a review Nov 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand452 contributions170 helpful votes
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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!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from StevenGwaliasi, Owner at Bonz 'N Stonz Carving Studio
Responded 15 Nov 2020
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.
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Smellor360 wrote a review Oct 2020
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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!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from StevenGwaliasi, Owner at Bonz 'N Stonz Carving Studio
Responded 8 Nov 2020
Thank you so much for the amazing feedback, great to hear you enjoyed your carving session with us!
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Sammy&Stuey wrote a review Apr 2020
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom34 contributions3 helpful votes
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!!!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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BirdsongHokitikaYHA wrote a review Nov 2019
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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
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Date of experience: November 2019
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