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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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Beauitful GLASS, Cafe great fresh food.

Top of the line (Murano Glass quality) glass, investment purchasing. Great range. Food in cafe... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Clare R
Paraparaumu, New Zealand

I always wanted to see glass blowing and making process this place sells the products and allows... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Maryam A
via mobile
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“sculpture garden”(101 reviews)
“beautiful glass”(42 reviews)
“glass blower”(35 reviews)
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

A pretty gallery filled with so so work. Unsophisticated and style-free. One hopes these artists would find inspiration in the environment & rich culture of New Zealand. Or the fabulous history of glass in world culture. Instead, these offerings are generic and I hate to...More

1  Thank sacagawea90210
Christine R, Owner at Lava Glass, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your comments. Glass artist Lynden Over has visited both Murano and Corning and appreciated the beautiful glass art in both places. For his own artwork, he wanted to create new techniques and styles rather than replicate what has been created by other...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went into the cafe of Lava Glass and ordered a takeaway coffee. Waited for about 5-10 minutes for it to come out in a non take away cup. Told one of the ladies there that I asked for it to be in a takeaway cup,...More

Thank laurawatts5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit to see this beautiful glass ware. The high prices reflect the quality of the work. Quite stunning. The adjoining cafe serves coffee and light meals. For $10 you can walk through the sculpture garden. It’s an interesting spot to visit.

Thank Joy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Top of the line (Murano Glass quality) glass, investment purchasing. Great range. Food in cafe fresh and yummy.

Thank Clare R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Driven past dozens of times and finally stopped today. Super helpful shop staff, visited the beautiful sculpture garden which is worth every cent. Was in awe of the skill and beauty and perfect presentation of the garden and the gorgeous sculptures. Shop was amazing too...More

1  Thank Antarisha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just beautiful works of art, the individual items may be adverse to your grubstake range but it is still very much worth a look around, very talented artists, lovely staff and coffee... what more could you want.

1  Thank dineal0t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank ScoopNSony
Reviewed 10 September 2018 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

1  Thank jacquismith91
Reviewed 10 September 2018 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 September 2018 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
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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.