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Taupo Museum

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4 Story Place, Taupo 3330 New Zealand
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Cruise Kakariki to the Maori Rock Carvings

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We have been cruising to the iconic Maori Rock Carvings since 1982. <br><br>This all-year-round activity offers relaxation, fun and adventure on the water, the Kiwi way. Get right up close to this culturally significant 46 foot (14m) high rock art. <br>Excellent, amusing and current commentary on Lake Taupo, the volcanoes and the carvings.
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fortunatefew wrote a review 6 Apr
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand469 contributions167 helpful votes
The museum is very clean and the lady at reception was very helpful. It’s not a big museum, we thought that there wasn’t a lot to see.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Irakli Q wrote a review Aug 2020
Tbilisi, Georgia31 contributions6 helpful votes
very interesting place. not a lot to see, but if you are interested in local history and life style u can enjoy. amazing huge boat inside and some stuff what Maori people were used for cooking, fighting and more... + good art gallery.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Kay004 wrote a review Jul 2020
New Zealand205 contributions21 helpful votes
I very pleasant local museum with emphasis on local topics as to be expected. For obvious reasons, an emphasis on the volcanic and geological history of the area and an really interesting display. I particularly found the Maori legend of Ruamoku and the creation of the Taupo volcanic zone interesting to read, I wasn't familiar with it before. There was also a display about the history of trout and fishing in the area and an fantastic example of a well preserved very almost intact waka. In the attached art gallery was a photographic exhibition I personally found interesting. They are also very proud of their recent return of a full Moa skeleton that's been away for repairs. It's $5 to get in for non-local, a perfectly reasonable entry fee, and allow yourself about an hour.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Donald C wrote a review Mar 2020
Braemar, United Kingdom39 contributions30 helpful votes
A quirky little museum with excellent exhibits giving a really good insight into the history of Taupo. I use the word quirky as one of the exhibits is a 1960’s vintage 2 berth caravan kitted out with period fixtures and fittings. The traditional Maori meeting house with wonderful carvings is the main exhibit and first thing you see on entering the building and the award winning Chelsea Flower Show garden exhibit from, I think, 2004 was an unexpected surprise. The lady on reception was charming and helpful
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Janet M wrote a review Mar 2020
Denver, Colorado119 contributions30 helpful votes
This museum has excellent authentic Maori carvings and a huge old Maori canoe. The educational movie was well done and we enjoyed going into the authentic but new meeting house. The gardens were lovely, and there were some very interesting articles in the gift shop. (We purchased a beautiful CD of the sounds of NZ birds.) The museum staff was very helpful. At the time we were there, the art gallery showed contemporary art by two women artists. The museum was $5. for my partner and $3. for me, a senior.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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