Taupo, Turangi & Tongariro Arts & Culture
Taupo culture, art, museums and heritage
Lake Taupo history and heritage is built around the Tangata Whenua (people of the land) and the early European settlement of missionaries and the armed constabulary. Taupo history is one of the earliest traditions and legends with many stories dating from pre-European times.
The Taupo region is rich in local Maori history, who have inherited from their ancestors the stories and whakapapa of the Ngatoroirangi and Ngati Tuwharetoa. Come and explore authentic Maori hosting, activities, the iconic kapa haka (dance) and hangi (traditional Maori feast served from an earth oven).
Taupo is a small town buzzing with life, culture and a strong arts community. Enjoy the diversity of the many Taupo art galleries, museums and crafters and experience entertaining evenings with unique food, amazing wine and great music.
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Arts, Cultural and Heritage
Showcasing, celebrating and acknowledging all things conservation for the last 50 years, Mahi Aroha brings together the Central Plateau's stunning natural and historical treasures and serves them to the public...View Website
Fun and educational for the whole family.
Established to develop, promote and expand the Tongariro National Trout Centre, in partnership with the Department of Conservation; to enlighten and inform children...
Taupo Museum is home to a blend of heritage and culture; from yesterday’s historic treasures to today’s contemporary art. Situated in the heart of Taupo, our museum and art gallery...View Website
The Māori phrase Kai Waho can be translated as outdoor cuisine. It can also describe a master, or teacher, of the ways of the wilderness. For guests at Tamau Pā,...View Website
PO Box 688, Taupo
Contemporary New Zealand art created by New Zealand artists is the focus at Kura (which means 'treasure' in Maori). Nestled among other galleries and cafes in the CBD, this unique...View Website
47 a Heuheu St, Taupo
-Your only scrapbooking store based in Taupo, located in Totara Point Shopping Centre...
Locally owned and run, we aim to stock the latest ranges and trends. Running regular scrapbooking classes, cardmaking...
Totara Point Shopping Centre, Totara St, Taupo
The rainforests of the world are nature’s pinnacle of achievement, matched only by their importance as the richest storehouses of plant and animal communities on Earth.
Under the closed canopy of...
Whirinaki Forest Park, Te Urewera