Welcome to Arahura Greenstone Tours, West Coast, New Zealand

Arahura Greenstone Tours is a very special Maori cultural experience. Our Maori guides will share ancient legends and help you find New Zealand’s most coveted treasure, Greenstone, on a guided walk along the sacred Arahura River.

Arahura Greenstone ToursYour local guides have a unique connection to the Arahura river known as one of the richest sources of  Pounamu  and the local area that goes back many generations and enjoy sharing their knowledge and love of  Te tai o Poutini (West Coast) and the Arahura River.

You will be able to find small pieces of Pounamu (Greenstone), learn to carve this precious stone into a necklace, and keep this taonga (treasure) to cherish.

For the Kati Waewae tribe Pounamu is said to be a peace stone and a vessel for good things. However, there was a time when it was used as a weapon of war; now it is a peace stone once more.

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