History & heritage
Arahura Greenstone Tours
This unique and original tour will lead you on a journey of discovery along the Arahura River - known as one of the richest sources of Pounamu (Greenstone) in New Zealand.
Here you will travel with your guide, a local Māori Carver with over 30 years experience along the sacred Arahura River and learn the history of the Kati Waewae Hapu (Tribe).
You will find your own unique piece of Pounamu on the banks of the Arahura River, and make your own greenstone necklace.
You will learn the significance of the Pounamu to the Māori both as a peace stone and a weapon of war. Rated by reviewers as an unbeatable experience!
- You will need to allow about 4 hours for this experience.
- Bring a warm wind breaker jacket, camera and closed toe shoes.
- Bookings can be made through the i-SITES in Hokitika and Greymouth or contact Tangi directly by phone.
Your tour leader will meet you at the Arahura bridge heritage park site 5 km North of Hokitika. Alternatively pick ups can be arranged on request.