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Arahura Greenstone Tours

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  • Excellent43%
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  • Terrible16%
5 Aug 2018
“Only trip to do”
21 Mar 2018
“It wasn't worth the money”
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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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| Arahura Bridge Heritage Park, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
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+64 210 239 4922
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

I wanted to see real greenstone and see where it really comes from. I had Tangi as my guide - a real character and a very salt of the earth kind of guy. He is the owner and the one who has set up the...More

Thank Kylie H
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Tanni gave my husband and I one of the most amazing tours of our trip. Finding our greenstone on the river banks. Making our own necklace. Having coffee and biscuits and talking about Maori culture. Tanni even gave us Maori names He made us so...More

Thank Joanne B
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

Thank torsmey
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

2  Thank Jacob W
Reviewed 16 March 2018

So I too read the review about the shady drug deal, but then I read all the other wonderful experiences people had so I took a chance. Thought maybe it was a one time thing. Nope. I bought the 4 hr tour as a surprise...More

5  Thank Jacob W
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
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 17 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 8 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

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