Taupo Museum, Taupo

4.4
Learn the stories and history of the local area at Taupo Museum, specializing in social, cultural, and natural history. The attractive, engaging displays offer visitors of all ages a route into the local area's past, while the gardens (winner of a Chelsea Flower Show gold medal, no less) provide a well-maintained and diverse natural landscape for you to wander. Traveling exhibits and an extensive permanent collection make for a fresh and innovative museum that seeks to show the story of the region in a clear and informative way. Plan your visit to Taupo Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Taupo day trip website .
Create an itinerary including Taupo Museum
map
Taupo Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
177 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • There are several elements in the museum. The "Nivea" is a 12 minute video we got in and stayed almost 10 minutes to see massive flooding pictures. (no pictures). The next room is the art gallery. The...  more »
  • Spent some time looking around this nice museum, the staff were very friendly and gave us information about what to see and do in town. Worth a visit for sure  more »
  • Well worth a look on a rainy day. Plenty of Maori culture and artifacts, history of the early settlers in taupo and the old days of trout fishing. An art gallery on the side as well for those interest...  more »
Google
  • Excellent with regular new displays. Its worthwhile checking the history of Taupo. See if you can find out the date when Lake Taupo produced a tsunami that affected Whakaipo Bay. Circa 1928.
  • Awesome place. Went in December 2016 and yhe roses were in full bloom. Amazing sight
  • Small place, big impact! Historic! 😊
  • Nice little museum in the town. Close to i-site. Nice for a quick visit.
  • Small museum with limited displays

Plan your trip to Taupo

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Taupo

As a resort town, Taupo offers a diversity of accommodations. Boutique, luxury, and spa hotels are easily found in the town center, while some of the more luxurious options are set farther out in secluded spots reachable by car or taxi. Backpacker hostels and rental apartments provide good options for those wanting to get up into the mountains, or out onto the lake to enjoy the activities.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Taupo by other users

8 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in New Zealand & Australia BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA March, culture, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Taupo BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Taupo BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND March, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 25 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM HONG KONG May, outdoors, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in North Island BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Taupo BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM CHINA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Taupo BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans