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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  • worth a stop the glass items are really something quite exquisite but I thought a little pricey, ahh to be an affluent tourist Staff friendly and helpful cafe very good  more »
  • Wonderful place to spend a couple of hours..Dining at the cafe, sitting and enjoying the glass blowing from start to finish, walking the lovely garden and browsing the amazing shop. Pleasant...  more »
  • What a great experience, not for the shopping for glass although that is really good, but for the working factory we’re you can see the craftsmen at work and the finished product and for the glass...  more »

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