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Taupo Museum and Ora - Garden of Wellbeing

'Sharing Taupo stories with the world' is the motto of this vibrant district museum which contains an array of exhibits with everything from Maori treasures, a Kiwiana caravan and art galleries.

Taupo Museum contains an array of exhibits with everything from Māori treasures, a ‘cute as’ Kiwiana caravan, a 'virtual' tour of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, art galleries and a fishing tale or two.

The Ora - Garden of Wellbeing, winner of a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show, 2004 is a special ‘living’ exhibit on permanent display at Taupō Museum. The garden has been made a “Garden of National Significance’ by the NZ Gardens Trust.

There’s a children’s activity area and plenty of engaging displays and activities for our younger visitors.

Changing exhibitions of contemporary New Zealand artwork from paintings to fibre art, sculpture and photography are on display and for sale in our two art galleries.

Opening times

Business hours
Monday - Sunday 10.00am - 4.30pm | ANZAC day 1.00pm - 4.30pm | Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day


$3 - $5 (Adult)
+64 7 376 0414
Physical address:
4 Story Place
New Zealand