Lava Glass, Taupo

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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  • This definitely exceeded our expectations, we spent a wonderful time watching the glass being blown and the artwork created and talking to the two glass blowers. The garden was awesome I’ve never...  more »
  • Must call in here and enjoy the work of the talented local glassblowers you won't be disappointed, there is a cafe and very friendly staff.  more »
  • Very smart coffee shop & gallery. Food is amazing, soups great value & tasty. Glass blowing is jaw droopingly beautiful, but too pricey for a pensioner !Have yet to tour glass garden. Warm greeting...  more »

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