Lava Glass, Taupo

#1 of 39 in Museums in Waikato Region
Garden · Hidden Gem · Art Gallery
Discover a captivating art form at Lava Glass, a center dedicated to introducing visitors to the techniques of glassblowing. Watch artisans design and create pieces in the studio, and study the finished articles in the onsite gallery. The volcanic series of designs offers a particularly rich perspective on New Zealand's scenery and diverse landscapes, with colorful patterns and mystical shapes emulating the look and feel of the country. You can purchase these original pieces from an extensive range available in the onsite shop, as well as enjoying a light meal and freshly made cakes in the cafe. Plan to visit Lava Glass and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Taupo attractions using our Taupo trip planning site.
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  • We came with a bus load of ladies for morning tea, glass blowing and walk around the sculpture garden. A great morning and so interesting watching the glass blowing. Beautiful shop, Jetsetters...  more »
  • Cafe ok, scones were dry and they hand out the smallest amount of butter I've been offered anywhere. Stingy for no reason which annoyed me. Glass art is fabulous, and there is some that is quite...  more »

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