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 .
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  • 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 »
  • We halted here for few minutes to get a glimpse into the history and learn about local culture of Taupo and the museum is best way to get to know these things. It has good collection of artifacts and ...  more »
  • The museum is well worth a visit. Some rooms do not allow photography and in others it is encouraged, you are given a map and there are signs denoting where it is allowed. The exhibition was great and...  more »
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  • 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

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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.
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