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Arahura Greenstone Tours

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| Arahura Bridge Heritage Park, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
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Greenstone Tour on the Saced Arahura River
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Arahura Greenstone Tours is a special Maori cultural experience. Your guides share legends on guided walks on the sacred Arahura River near Hokitika. We will help you find coveted treasure, POUNAMU (Greenstone), an internationally recognized symbol of New Zealand culture. Greenstone Tour options 2 hour tour 4 hour tour
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Arahura Bridge Heritage Park, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

This trip was included in a NZ round tour booked by our travel agency. Therefore we didn't know the prize. The provided knowledge about Maori culture wasn't much and should have been more detailed. Like other tours, commented before, the guide pitched in for his...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

I knew more about maori culture than the guide. He was filling in for his uncle, didn't even know what percentage maori he himself was. Said he had just gotten out of rehab and hadn't really prepared for the tours yet. Paid $1000 and just...More

Thank Jacob W
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Our crew of seven, over 50 years of age, freedom campers wanted to learn why Greenstone aka pounamu or jade, was so significant to the Maori people and others to follow that they would cross Arthur's Pass in search of it. So, we hired a...More

Thank lafnrunners2018
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Tangi Weepu, our Maori guide, is a beautiful soul and a living manifestation of Maori beliefs, culture, and spirituality. Even if we hadn’t had the thrilling experience of the Aruhura River gifting us several gorgeous pieces of Pounamu and being taught by a master how...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2017

We are a family of 5 that has been to many places. We have never had a day like this one, in a good way! We followed Tangi's directions to a small park along the roadside, using an abandoned bridge on a pedestal as the...More

2  Thank EZ7continents
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

New Zealand is as amazing as everyone says -- the landscapes and the people are really special. The day we spent with Tangi's nephew Katene (COT-eh-nay) however was the highlight of our three week trip. After a mixup on our meeting time (it's a good...More

1  Thank Lisa Y
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

Took this trip on advice of a Similar type of company in Kaikoura who were fully booked during our stay there and at not inconsiderable cost for the 4 hour tour. We arrived at a fairly isolated car park to find ourselves the only ones...More

18  Thank drmhf
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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed doing our greenstone tour, Tangi was happy to answer all our questions about Maori culture and himself. Looking for the greenstone was fun, take some insect repellant though! The whole experience was great, my necklaces have made lovely gifts for all my...More

2  Thank Connie_Hopper
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Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

I had the most authentic experience in new zealand, when I went down to the beach at hokitika with tangi weepu, who told me about his maori culture, and then searched for greenstone, with expert help and good company from Tangi. Finished by making my...More

2  Thank Nanna J
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