Lava Glass, Taupo

3.7
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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  • I visited today with 4 overseas guests as part of our tour and as per my many previous visits was not disappointed. Lyndon and Chris were hard at work creating another amazing piece to add to their ma...  more »
  • We paid to see the glass blowing. What a disappointment. Let me list these: - initally the lady who was to be our 'guide', did not use the microphone although she had it in her hand. - partway into th...  more »
  • My wife and I visited as we like glass and ceramics. The articles on display are lovely - beautiful colours and interesting shapes, but they were VERY expensive so we left empty handed after enjoying ...  more »
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