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Arahura Greenstone Tours

| Arahura Bridge Heritage Park, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
+64 210 239 4922
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Treasure hunting pounamu

Our crew of seven, over 50 years of age, freedom campers wanted to learn why Greenstone aka pounamu... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lafnrunners2018
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Grateful For This Experience

Tangi Weepu, our Maori guide, is a beautiful soul and a living manifestation of Maori beliefs... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
lebeau2017
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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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 1 week ago

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

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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

Thank lebeau2017
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
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
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

15  Thank drmhf
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

1  Thank Connie_Hopper
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
Reviewed 16 February 2015

Jade comes in many colors, anywhere from black (not found in NZ) to a pale translucent green. The designs can be anything from traditional Maori symbols to contemporary. You can watch craftsmen----and women, carve these pieces using diamond tipped drills with small water hoses attached...More

2  Thank RonsKay
Reviewed 16 December 2014

Hokitika is a very beautiful place, well worth staying a few days to enjoy the sun, beach and in my case to search for some Pounamu whilst learning a little of the local Maori culture. The day of my trip dawned and it was overcast...More

7  Thank Sarah M
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