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“Interesting eclectic art and artwork”
Review of L'Arte

Ranked #12 of 69 things to do in Taupo
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Hong Kong, China
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5,579 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11,982 helpful votes
“Interesting eclectic art and artwork”
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 other visitors' places and outdoor gardens.

Overall, the pieces were interesting, creative and worth having a look if you are intending to dine at the very good cafe on the L'Arte grounds. However, I don't think we would drive out from Taupo just to have a look at the gallery, especially if staying a short amount of time on the lake.

Visited May 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“best brunch in New Zealand!”
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.

Visited March 2012
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New Zealand
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“Delightful bits and pieces to look at”
Reviewed March 20, 2012

If you are staying in Taupo or even passing through for a coffee or lunch this is a great place for a stop over. It's slightly off the the beaten track but well worth the extra 10 minute drive. My daughter and I went for brunch and coffee and to look at the hand created art and craft. It's different to anywhere else and has a lovely garden to stroll through. The owners and employees have worked hard to give this place a great ambience and it is very friendly. Loved it and will definitely go again.

Visited March 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“L`Arte Taupo”
Reviewed March 13, 2012

Well worth the Visit ,and The Concrete /Ceramic settee and arm chair are a work of Art in them self` s let alone the ceramic flowers ,all Kiwi Made at the studio on site .and heaps of works for sale at reasonable prices
If you are going visit its better during the week OR get there early on Saturday as the Café set arrive ,and although there is ample parking ,The larger camper vans were parking on the side of the road .
on a scale of 1 to 5 ( 5 being the highest )this is a definite 5 ,with no pressure to buy ,The Views on the Journey to get there and while there ,are a site to see The Bay on one side and Country and hills on the other ,just a little further on down the road ,if you like field,hills and Paddocks ,is all that ' Wordsworth" could use
The Cafe on site is serving light Snacks and Beverages again at reasonable prices All Definitely a 5 out of 5

Visited March 2012
Thank Norman B
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