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255 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385, New Zealand
+64 7-378 2962
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Saw this place in a visitors brochure and thought we had to visit! Called in for a late lunch and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Ceramic Cups Galore

This was an unexpected find. The ceramic art ware is lovely and bright coloured, they are very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dannevirke, New Zealand
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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255 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385, New Zealand
+64 7-378 2962
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw this place in a visitors brochure and thought we had to visit! Called in for a late lunch and were blown away by the amazing mosaics and pottery. The ceramic flowers were displayed so wonderfully you would almost think they were real! The creamy...More

Thank shadyladynz
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an unexpected find. The ceramic art ware is lovely and bright coloured, they are very artistic The ceramics a are made both for outdoors and indoors. There is a cafe on site as well as the gallery. Stroll through the grounds to see...More

Thank PadresHoney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Over near Acacia Bay in Taupo this funky place is worth a trip to see or to stop have a coffee in. Oversized mosaic chairs and a nice gift shop. Funky China flowers aren't cheap at $18 a stem but nice to look at. Free...More

Thank D P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic art and thoroughly enjoyed the art shop and garden displays. The ceramics are amazing. The cafe food is average. No vegan option and coffee average. I had pumpkin soup which was very creamy, not so good for a vegan and the bread was smothered...More

Thank CEWatat79
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Well set out paths and very well made ceramics welcome you as you arrive. Beautiful grounds and surrounds. Had a lovely brunch and coffee

Thank edmart847
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Had our out of town friends whanau staying the weekend. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great so decided to treat ourselves to Brunch at L'Arte. Delicious food and the studio is always great for a visit.

Thank freish2015
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Similar to Lava Glass, L'Arte showcases ceramic/pottery art in a garden and gallery - together with a very pleasant cafe. The ceramics are delightful, with birds, flowers and mosaics all prominent. Just a short drive from Taupo, through pretty Acacia Bay - we thoroughly enjoyed....More

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 28 April 2017

A stroll through the garden and gallery is wonderful, add a cafe with great coffee and cinnamon buns - no wonder its a winner. Was very busy when we arrived, but plenty of space for us all

Thank Riotrioadventures
Reviewed 27 April 2017

A small but big in art work designed garden/gallery in Taupo, that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. The art works are of mosaic tiles laid out beautifully in a peaceful atmosphere. Myself an amateur tile art designer can understand the amount of...More

Thank Mukundan S
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Called into this cafe as heard it was worthwhile. I wasn't disappointed. My friends and I wandered around the grounds taking in all the sculptures and art and then visited the shop selling ceramics. There were some stunning pieces and lots I would have liked...More

Thank Carole B
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