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Address: 16 Hamilton Street, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 755 6504
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Bonz N stonz, was a great stop on the way down south :) we carved our very own green stone and learnt the methods of carving. All the guys helping us were great, making sure we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Aleesha S
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Bonz N stonz, was a great stop on the way down south :) we carved our very own green stone and learnt the methods of carving. All the guys helping us were great, making sure we were happy with our price the whole time. They were all very accommodating and a recommend stop for those travelling through the west coast.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Went there while on vacation. Spent a whole day and it was time well spent. Anyone the least bit artistic will enjoy this experience. Save your souvenir shop junk money and have a true cultural experience. You will have a better understanding of the people of this country, rituals, and leave with something you will truly cherish. Please tell "Steve"... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

As the weather forecast predicted 4 days of incessant rain, we had to reassess our sightseeing plans for the west coast. This turned out to be one of the best things that could have happened to us as when looking for rainy day activities we found bonz n stonz - the only place in hokitaka where u can carve your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

En route around South Island, we wanted to stop in Hokitika, see if we can buy pounamu gifts for our friends back home. We soon discovered majority of jade pieces in the shops along the main street were imported from either British Columbia, or China. These non-native tiny pieces of stone, that a pre-schooler could have shaped, were expensive, but... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Most of the reviews of Bonz 'N Stonz seem to related to the storefront - this review, however, is about the experience my wife and I had making jade pieces on our own in shop behind the store. Overall this was a great experience. There is no way we could have done this on our own, and with the guidance... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a place with many different and interesting things to see. The prices are extraordinarily high, probably due to the asian buyers coming through the doors in tourist buses. You can carve your own piece, the bone already carved beautiful but not worth the prices involved. The minute i saw jade from China to buy, in competition with local... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We had searched quite awhile and didn't see many natural stones around. We walked in to this unpretentious Artist Studio, met Steve and was impressed with his skill and his manner. Only disappointment was finding him so late and not being able to take a carving class. Next time for sure. We bought 5 and also had the best pricing... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

In a single afternoon at Hokitika we visited many shops hoping to have some greenstone shaped in a very simple design and shipped overseas. One artist didn't try to hide his contempt, while other salespeople simply quoted a ridiculous price and left it at that. Feeling disheartened, we arrived at Bonz 'N Stonz at around closing time. Three friendly staff... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I was very disappointed at visiting this shop. Even a small piece of stone costs more than 100 bulks. Everything in this shop is ridiculously expensive. When I asked the old guy in this shop why the price is so high, he was very rude to me and also ask me to leave his shop!

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Best place in the world for caving your jade! And best staff too , Steve and Dan are the amazing people and can help you make any type of things can you do with greenstone! Especially Toki! Enjoy your caving! Cheers

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