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Lava Glass

165 State Highway 5, Taupo 3384, New Zealand
+64 7-374 8400
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Best cafe in Taupo!

We had a delicious vegetarian lunch here, highly recommend the tree hugger with mushrooms and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bronwyn H
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Magical garden

The light on a bright sunny day turns the glass creations in the garden into something special. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
alang684
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Dover, United Kingdom
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Lava Glass was founded in 2002 by award-winning master glass artist Lynden Over and his wife Christine Robb. It's an art glass gallery, glass blowing studio, sculpture garden and cafe complex, that offers a unique and fascinating window into the world of glass blowing in Taupo, New Zealand. Come and watch the spectacular art of glass blowing, browse the adjoining gallery of collectable art glass pieces and take a stroll through our beautiful garden. Our garden displays more than 500 glass sculptures and can be hired out for weddings and events. Entry glass blowing studio: $5 per person/ $20 per family* Entry sculpture garden: $7.50 per person/ $30 per family* Combo studio and garden: $10 per person/ $40 per family* *up to 7 people Following your visit, part of your entry fee will be deducted from any glass purchase from the gallery. Lava Glass art glass is available in our online shop, too. All artwork can be shipped anywhere in the world, GST free.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
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165 State Highway 5, Taupo 3384, New Zealand
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+64 7-374 8400
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a delicious vegetarian lunch here, highly recommend the tree hugger with mushrooms and hallumi. Restaurant quality food, good coffee and great service alongside a v nice glass gallery.

Thank Bronwyn H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The light on a bright sunny day turns the glass creations in the garden into something special. The food in the cafe is something special aswell, we tried the tree hugger for lunch which looked and tasted good as did the coffee. Glad we stopped...More

Thank alang684
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! This place offers so amazing pieces of art and décor... They are quite expensive but would assume they would be worth the price! Even if just to have a look at the beautiful pieces of artwork, this was worth the stop in!

Thank crazzimonkee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to one of our party of 5 purchasing something from the shop, we were allowed to stroll through the sculpture garden (normally $7.50 each). Very enjoyable, and amazed at the different things you can do with glass. Would be a nice spot for a...More

Thank valburns2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think that this is a must stop in the area. I found the glass work to be very unique and beautiful. The staff are very friendly, knowledgeable and kind. The Lava Glass Garden is amazing and special, the quality of art unlike any I've...More

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myrtle and I came for brunch after a soak at Wairakei Pools so we were very relaxed. I ordered Eggs Benedict (smoked salmon) and Myrtle ordered the Lava Breakie. A king black coffee for moi and a large flat white for Myrtle. Coffee was good...More

Thank Viv W
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This is a must see if you are in Taupo and have never been. Very educational to watch the glass blowers in action and you must go through the sculpture Garden to see the amazing creations

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We like the glass heart-shaped necklace pendant, very unique and beautiful. The staff are very friendly and kind. The Lava Glass Garden is amazing and special, and the sakura tree blossoms very beautiful.

Thank tingjin
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We visited here on the spirit of the moment. We paid to go and watch them making glass. It was brilliant. Then we toured the gardens which was also fascinating. There is glass to buy, some very expensive but also some smaller pieces which are...More

Thank jojackjohn
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful scuplture garden! Would have loved to attend a concert there. Magical artwork that makes the most of its surrounding environment. A must-see for Taupo visitors

Thank RobynLeguyon
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Sarah E
29 November 2016|
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Response from Carolg67 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you have to pay to go in. It is only free to go into the shop and cafe, until you buy something ;)
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Caroline Margar... M
21 June 2016|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know of. Perhaps there are no further reviews.
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