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Lava Glass

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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I always wanted to see glass blowing and making process this place sells the products and allows... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maryam A
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Glass Blowing and Beautiful glass pieces

This place has exquisite glassware. My partner and I paid $5@ to watch how they do the glassblowing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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“beautiful glass”(42 reviews)
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Lava Glass is an art glass gallery, glass blowing studio, glass sculpture garden by world-renowned New Zealand master glassblower Lynden Over. The complex offers a unique and fascinating window into the world of glassblowing. You can watch the...more
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165 State Highway 5, Taupo 3384, New Zealand
+64 7-374 8400
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Selection is fantastic, glass garden is beautiful to wonder around and etching the glass blowing was amazing.

Thank ScoopNSony
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lava Glass, wow, where to start, lol This gorgeous scenic experience of blown glass works lovingly made by Lynden. A amazing visual experience with a cup of coffee in hand as you wander the outside glass garden area. Stop in and watch the fantastic glass...More

Thank jacquismith91
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this unique glass studio and garden last year whilst my husband went fishing. I watched the glass blowers for half hour before going out to the dramatic garden and I was lucky enough to be the only visitor for 15 minutes. The displays...More

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always wanted to see glass blowing and making process this place sells the products and allows you to watch the making process live, they also have a coffee shop... I really liked the outcome and wanted to see more if. I had the time

Thank Maryam A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wifey and I stopped by after the Aratiatia dam spill attraction and was not to be disappointed. We paid a very modest entry fee to watch the glass blower complete two pieces and gain entry to their outdoor exhibition. The glass blower fellow, I wish...More

Thank Aratag
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always stop here for lunch when travelling south. The glassware is amazing and we have purchased many gifts for ourselves and others. Sadly the cafe did not match up last visit. Hopefully it was only a slight glitch and the good class of food...More

Thank PhillipaK9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has exquisite glassware. My partner and I paid $5@ to watch how they do the glassblowing and create the different pieces. This was very interesting and we enjoyed it. We paid an additional $5 to walk through their garden with different glass piece...More

Thank Pooky72
Reviewed 12 August 2018

The artistry is marvelous, friendly sales people. My only negative was the charge for both the glass-blowing tour and the sculpture garden.

Thank Polly N
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Splended tour of the glass sulptures in the garden and one of the friendly staff shown us how they are made. My favourite is the glass rainbow.

Thank Adam E
Reviewed 7 August 2018

A great place to view glass wear and have lunch of just refreshments. The variety of reasonably priced glassware is superb. If you have the time you can view it being created and also walk through the local garden which has varying displays. Good for...More

Thank Rodney B
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Sarah E
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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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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know of. Perhaps there are no further reviews.