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Review of Te Koha Gallery

Te Koha Gallery
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A warm and friendly environment to learn and create a traditional or contemporary carving of New Zealand Stone - Nephrite Jade, Tangi Wai, Aotea, Rhodonite. Gallery of Maori arts and crafts. Featuring Bevan Climo Jade carvings. Open 7 days a week. People of all ages and nationalities have had the chance to create their own piece of our culture either as a gift or for themselves. Classes generally last 2 hours or more depending on what we are carving. No artistic ability is required and people have really surprised themselves with what they have achieved. Its all about putting your energy into our special stones by making it yourself.
Useful Information: Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 9 March 2014

My wife and I went to the Puawai/Maori cultural experience show Franz Josef, New Zealand in February 2014. What an amazing experience, very friendly and entertaining people. We got to take part in the show and after we got to chat and ask questions. The next day while walking around Franz Josef we bumped into the performers and still was very friendly and chatted for a while. Really great show, informative and fun and made some friends along the way. Thanks guys see you again next year

Thank Carl D
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

Beautiful work, large carvings, lovely jewelry, some of the best we have seen and clearly the most authentic in Franz Josef.

Thank GailCheryl
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Reviewed 13 February 2014 via mobile

Did not realise until there that jade and wood carving were available. Didn't get a chance to do jade carving unfortunately but the wood carving lesson was a great introduction,friendly staff very helpful, explained well create your own designs and assistance when required, great activity something a bit different great value for money

Thank Jsm103
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

Looking for something "different" to do after heli-hiking Franz Josef Glacier, my wife and I decided to opt for Te Koha's carve your own stone experience, and it was, simply put, a spirit filled and thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.

Having selected the piece of stone we wanted to work with, my wife and I each commenced carving a special piece of art (pendant) for each other, under the watchful eye and guidance of master craftsman and carver Adam White.

Of course, if an afternoon of carving isn't for you, then Te Koha has a diverse range of beautiful carving pieces you can purchase to take back home, made from a wide variety of materials, many of which have been custom carved by Adam as well.

So before you leave Franz Josef make sure you stop into Te Koha, it will be one of the best stops you make during your time there.

Thank MOL1984
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