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L'Arte

255 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo, New Zealand
07 378 2962
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Ranked #2 of 4 shopping in Taupo
Type: Art Galleries
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

This was an interesting place to wander round admiring all the artwork in the garden, plus the food was really nice and reasonably priced. Very child friendly and the staff were very obliging. Shop with artwork available. Menu included gluten free and children.

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This café and gallery is a way off the main road to the north, but well worth taking the time to visit. The meal offering in the café is great, and the service and quality exceptional. Even the toilets are worth visiting for their decorative values! The gallery/art shop is also worth a visit as we always find something worth... More

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Wellington
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12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I had briefly visited this place before but went back for a good look around and WOW!!!! I could have spent a year's salary fitting out my house with their amazing creations. Lucky for some of my friends and family I did start my Xmas shopping here. The lady serving was very chatty and knowledgeable and made shopping very easy.... More

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katikati
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

While staying in Taupo recenly my husband and I visited L;Art'e Cafe and Gallery in Acacia Bay.Here we enjoyed a beautiful lunch with home made bread and pesto to die for.Gluten free choice was also available. We were so impressed with the mosaic work that had been done and the beautiful mosaic work for sale in their little shop at... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

My partner and I were amazed by the talent these artists have. The gift shop has some very different items for sale. You wander along mosaic pathways, and even into a outdoor lounge. The sculptures and garden displays are mesmerising. The cafe is a delight. There was even live music. A well worth stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Well worth the short drive out of town, food great, service works ok unless you hit specially busy patch on holiday weekend, and even if it is busy still plenty of things to look at within the gallery. Haven't bought anything yet but my wife keeps trying to convince me! Kids love running round on the grass and playing in... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Worth a visit. Gallery amazing, my teenage daughter loved all the art and the amazing mosaic lounge! Lovely food and coffee (good hot chocolate too) all staff very friendly.

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Dillon, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

My mom and I stopped here to eat lunch and the food, while slightly different, was fantastic! After we ate we walked around the grounds to view the artwork. It was a unique find and would recommed it to anyone!

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

We visited L'Arte during a recent trip to Taupo, really enjoyed the cafe and garden grounds and thought the gallery was ok. Much of the artwork is a highly colorful scheme that does match its environs well, we did have trouble thinking about how any of these pieces would work in our home. However, they may have fit perfectly at... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

This gorgeous unusual little cafe is well worth the short drive out of Taupo. It is also hands-down the best brunch we have had in New Zealand! (we have had a lot of brunch). A must-visit.

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