Taupo Museum, Taupo

4.4
#2 of 23 in Museums in Waikato Region
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. Take a look at our Taupo tour planner to schedule your visit to Taupo Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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4.5
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  • August 8, 2017
    good to go if you have about an hour, or if the weather is bad. But don't expect a very special museum. The half-decayed Waka (war canoe) is great!
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  • August 1, 2017
    This is a very small natural history museum staff, Students vote to 3 Yuan. Exhibition area there are only four real, bibkn too much, but very unique. 藝 African art products is impressive and, in addition, Lake Gallery still not wrong, Dim statement Taupo PagedDataSource history, deep forest open 墾 history.
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  • July 29, 2017
    Came here during a period of rain and more rain with my 11 yr daughter. It took maybe 30 minutes to get around so it's a great gap filler and there are some great history of the Taupo region in the fo...  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.
  • Expo variety. Arts. Local information.

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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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